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Sited seven miles from the sea, Holt has swapped its market for a bevy of antique and curio shops, restaurants and delicatessens. If Burnham is Chelsea-on-Sea, Holt serves as the Fulham of North Norfolk. The town is predominantly Georgian, thanks to the huge fire of May 1 1708 that wiped away a lot of the ancient buildings. It is mentioned in the Doomsday Book, and there has been a church on the site near the market place for over 900 years, although the current St Andrew the Apostle dates from the 14th century. Even in those distant days Holt was the slightly poorer cousin of its coastal neighbours, the church being less grandiose than those at Cromer and Blakeney for instance, but it has a delightfully elegant tree-lined path through the churchyard to the tower entrance. The Georgian architecture of the town is best seen around the market place, with white-washed, pink-washed and sage-green buildings showng the typical eyebrow windows of the style. In the market place too is an impressive cross. Perhaps the town’s main claim to fame is Gresham’s, the school founded in 1555 by Sir John Gresham. Later to become a Lord Mayor of London. The school boasts artistic alumni WH Auden (with a theatre named for him there), Benjamin Britten, and Sir Peter Hall. Another highlight is the county’s last working watermill, on the Glaven, where demonstrations of flour milling can be witnessed. To view the lovely wooded countryside around Holt an attractive option is the North Norfolk Railway, starting from the modest little station at Holt, with just under 11 miles of line for the preserved steam trains to travel on. This is known as the Poppy Line, but in the spring might just as well be called the Primrose Line. And when the ornament of those different flowers has gone in the winter Holt decorates itself, with a magical display of Christmas fairy lights that people travel many miles to see.


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Cley Mill
Holt Country Park
Letheringsett Watermill
Muckleburgh Collection (The)
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NWT Cley Marshes Nature Reserve
Picturecraft of Holt - North Norfolk's Art Centre
Shell Museum and Saint Martins Church
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Letheringsett Water Mill
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The Old Reading Room
Michael Chapman Gallery
Field Dalling Gallery
Art Decoy Gallery
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Crown & Sandys Arms (1.10 miles)

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Situated in the most picturesque black and white village of Ombersley, only three minutes outside of Worcester. This former Coaching Inn has a fantastic history dating back to the 17th ... More

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Hadley Bowling Green Inn (2.03 miles)

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Welcome to Hadley Bowling Green Inn. The original Inn dates back to the turn of the 16th century and has been the choice of generations as a venue to enjoy fine food, wines and ales. ... More | visit website
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The Leaking Well (2.52 miles)

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Stonehill Bed and Breakfast (2.64 miles)

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Stonehill is the ideal Worcestershire Bed and Breakfast. The property is a delightful farmhouse set in a lovely Worcestershire WORKING mixed farm, and provides the perfect holiday, business or family ... More

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Middleton Grange (2.84 miles)

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Middleton Grange is ideally situated to discover Worcestershire's diverse attractions. Whether you're seeking the tranquillity of canal-side walks, bygone times aboard the Severn Valley Railway, the thrills and spills of the West Midland's Safari Park, or ... More | visit website

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Oaklands B&B (2.84 miles)

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Oaklands is a very attractive cottage style residence converted from stables to make a modern comfortable home with distinctive character. It is located in a quiet semi-rural area with lovely ... More

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Dilmore House (3.10 miles)

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Dilmore house is a white washed 1850's Victorian Villa situated on the A38 in the village of Fern Hill heath, 2 and a half miles north of Worcester, offering comfortable, ... More

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Woodhampton House B & B (3.68 miles)

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Woodhampton House - The ideal Worcestershire bed and breakfast. A very warm welcome awaits you at Woodhampton House B&B from the proprietors, Sally and Peter. The property is a delightful coach house dating back to the late ... More | visit website
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Manor Coach House (3.78 miles)

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The Manor Coach House B&B, Worcester is situated in semi-rural Hindlip. Our aim is to make your stay truly memorable. We offer beautifully furnished rooms, tastefully designed furnishings with solid ... More

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The Dewdrop Inn (3.95 miles)

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The Dewdrop Inn at Lower Broadheath near Worcester has now been reopened. The Inn is a Georgian building which has recently undergone a major refurbishment and now offers comfortable, relaxing ... More

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