The Norfolk Countryside

Explore north Norfolk

Spending time in Norfolk on a relaxing break with family or friends means unwinding and enjoying a slower, more relaxed pace of life. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to see and do while you’re here.

Blakeney Quay

At Roundabout Farm you’re just a stone’s throw away from beautiful Norfolk towns and villages, great places to eat, and an array of natural places where you can explore wildlife and discover the beautiful, rugged Norfolk coastline.

Places to visit

Roundabout Farm is within easy reach of the many delightful places that make Norfolk a favourite destination all year round.

Smaller towns and villages

Come to Norfolk and you’ll soon realise it’s a vast, sweeping county with a network of pretty towns and villages. There’s lots to explore, by foot, cycle or car including the attractive Georgian market town of Holt which is six miles away, offering cafés, shops and pubs and access to nature trails.

Holt, Norfolk

Holt

Coastal Norfolk and The Broads

The wide expanse of the north Norfolk coast is 10 miles away, with its vast, golden beaches and national nature reserves at Blakeney – popular for seal-spotting via boat trips – Holkham, and further afield Scolt Head Island.

Holkham, Norfolk

Holkham

The traditional English coastal towns of Sheringham and Cromer (which has a pier) are a good destination for an old-fashioned day out at the seaside and about an hour away by car you’ll find the delights of the Norfolk Broads, where boat hire and river trips let you explore the waterways and wildlife.

Sunset at Cromer Pier

Sunset at Cromer Pier

Norwich

City of Norwich

Famed for its magnificent cathedral with iconic spire, the bustling medieval city of Norwich is 18 miles away, and offers a great day out with a wide variety of restaurants, pubs and shops, plus cultural attractions to suit all tastes.

National Trust days out

Norfolk is rich in heritage and history, and a good idea for a great day out is to visit one of the many National Trust properties located around the county. These include the Blickling Estate (8 miles), Felbrigg Hall (16 miles away), Brancaster Activity Centre (22 miles) and Oxburgh Hall (33 miles).

The Gardens at Blickling Hall, near Aylsham

The Gardens at Blickling Hall, near Aylsham

For golf lovers

The Royal Cromer Golf Club

The Royal Cromer Golf Club

Roundabout Farm is well-positioned to allow you easy access to three of only 64 ‘royal-appointed’ golf courses in the world, at Royal Cromer, Royal Norwich and Royal West Norfolk.

Places to eat

As you’d expect from a welcoming and relaxed county like Norfolk, there are lots of excellent places to eat, serving locally-produced food and drink to suit even the most discerning foodie – as well as those looking for the more traditional pub grub.

The Earle Arms, Heydon

The Earle Arms, Heydon

Here’s a small selection, listed by proximity:

Alternatively, if you fancy a high-quality fireside dinner at Courtyard Barn, and a night off from cooking, please let us know – as we can arrange for fine-dining chefs to visit and cook for you.

Thursford

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Roundabout Farm is located less than 9 miles from Thursford, home to the world’s largest collection of steam engines and organs.

Their immensely popular Christmas Spectacular show is an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. And a visit to Santa’s House is a big favourite for all children.

Nearby shops and facilities

The local bakery in Briston

HV Graves, our local bakery in Briston

If you need a bank the nearest ATM is located in Holt, six miles away from Roundabout Farm. Holt also has Budgens and Aldi supermarkets.

For general food groceries the nearest village, Briston, is three miles away which has a butcher, baker, greengrocer and a Mace general stores, selling home-reared pork, and that’s been under the same management since 1946!

Heydon is four miles away and has an artisan bakery, village shop, pub (with restaurant) and tea rooms.