Around Aylmerton, Sheringham and Cromer
Although this area is called Roman
Camp, in fact brown ironstone and slag found here date back to
Saxon and medieval times. The site has been used from the earliest
days as a coastal warning point as the area called the Runtons
was considered one of the most dangerous places on the Norfolk
coast for pirates and invaders.
The church of
St John the Baptist dates back to the 15th-century. It has a
typical Norfolk flint Norman round tower thought to be over 700
years old, and the chancel windows date from the middle of the
14th century. The building holds some beautiful carvings including
a traceried screen dating from 1500 and four elaborate bench
ends with poppy heads which were carved over 400 years ago.
With its sandy beaches and elegant Edwardian promenade, Cromer
is just right for building sand castles or relaxing by the sea.
The famous Victorian Cromer Pier is an ideal place to spend sunrise
and sunset over the sea or to watch The annual Cromer Pier Show.
Cromer is perhaps best known outside Norfolk for its delicious
crabs and those who enjoy a fun challenge can regularly be found
crab catching off the pier. At the end of the pier is the Pavilion
Theatre, which provides unpretentious summer evening entertainment.
Cromer's long seafaring history is still evident and the
lifeboat museum and lighthouse are worthy of a visit. Norfolk's
best-loved countryside provides enjoyable walks and rambles.
Within easy reach are the steam railways of Sheringham and Holt,
several nature reserves, bird sanctuaries and stately homes for
which Norfolk is famous. Enjoy easy access to Norfolk's Rich
Heritage of ancient churches, parklands and rural life.
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Sheringham is a
traditional seaside town, with an attractive old-fashioned unchanging
atmosphere and sandy beaches washed by shallow waters. Until
the end of the 1800s this town was little more than a small fishing
village, nowadays it has its own buoyant appeal in summer with
the entertainment ranging from the traditional penny arcade to
one of the most intimate little theatres in the country.
Little Theatre offers an incredibly large range of entertainment
all year round. There are shows, films, music of all kinds, celebrity
evenings, children's events, workshops, art exhibitions, literature
events, education and outreach, all under one little roof.
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The Felbrigg estate,
owned by the National Trust, covers around 1,760 acres of parkland
and mixed woodland and includes a wildlife lake with Felbrigg
Hall, a Jacobean house at its centre. The dominant feature is
the 520-acre Great Wood which surrounds the house. Walkers continue
to enjoy access to the network of footpaths, which leads from
our gardens. Many are old rights of way, which run through grassland,
woodland pasture and woods. Hardwoods, notably sweet chestnut,
beech and oak, have long grown here. Especially popular is the
well-known 'Lions Mouth', an attractive beauty spot which can
be reached in minutes from the gardens at The Roman Camp Inn.
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A magnificent Jacobean house with gardens and park, it is famed
for its long gallery, fine tapestries, paintings and rare books.
Watch out! It is reputedly home to the headless ghost of Anne
Boleyn, Henry VIII's second queen.
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