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Unicorn Public House
"BEST DAM SANDWICHES EVER PAULA FARRAND I AM TALKING TO YOU!!!! XXX paula paula paula what can i say... nice sandwiches! peter u work your bones off!! gd man!

Date visited: 6th october 2008 ..." More

Unicorn Public House
"the unicorn pub was amazing the beer was very foamy and the food was delectible! i enjoed it very very much-x

Date visited: 2/5/07 ..." More

Black Boys Hotel
"Visiting friends in Aylsham and enjoyed a very good meal in this pub. The food was excellent with very generous portions. Great value for money. The service was excellent and ..." More

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Founded around 500AD by Aegel, a Saxon who made his “ham” (homestead) there, Aylsham and the surrounding area is crammed with sites of interest. The town was once the property of John of Gaunt, who built the church of St Michael in 1380. A pretty lychgate stands at the entrance to the churchyard where landscape gardener Humphry Repton is buried. Inside the church are impressive Jacobean carved oak panels. Aylsham prospered from medieval days with linen making, replaced by woollen cloth from Tudor times until the industrial revolution. The town also benefited from its position on the turnpike between Norwich and Cromer, The Black Boys public house on the market place was a coaching inn for centuries. Happily the A140 traffic bypasses the town now, unlike the coaches that struggled through narrow Red Lion Street. Henry VIII gave the town a market charter in 1519, and Aylsham still holds a market every Monday. Much of the town’s architecture provides evidence of its importance in earlier days: the cells of the Bridewell, a “house of correction” can still be visited; Hungate Street has timber framed houses; and the characterful mid-sixteenth century manor, now a National Trust property. More impressive still is Blickling Hall, another NT house five minutes’ drive North West from Aylsham, a magnificent Elizabethan and Jacobean building famed for giant yew hedges and a wonderful library and long gallery. A more modern attraction is the narrow gauge Bure Valley Railway, running from Aylsham to Coltishall through gentle countryside along the Bure, a river once navigable by sailing wherries, but silted up in the floods of 1912.

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Plough Inn (1.80 miles)

Plough Inn

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A warm welcome awaits you at this attractive inn, offering spacious en-suite rooms with newly refurbished, modern bathrooms. Ideally situated in the beautiful Norfolk countryside, convenient for the North Norfolk ... More

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The White Hart (1.97 miles)

The White Hart

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Once a country inn, and now beautifully renovated to retain fine original features and timber beams throughout, this extremely spacious and very comfortable property is perfect for ... More

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National Trust Cottages (3.00 miles)

National Trust Cottages

This delightful and comfortable semi-detached cottage stands in a large garden in the middle of this tiny Norfolk hamlet, almost on the edge of the Blickling Park's Bluebell Wood. A small paved seating area overlooking ... More

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Saracen's Head (3.50 miles)

Saracen

Now well into our twentieth year, The Saracen's contiues to delight with scrumptious food and a relaxing, arty country house feel The Blackboard changes daily as Robert and his team cook up many a ... More | visit website

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Gullane House (3.79 miles)

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This unique property, part of a converted, timber beamed 16th century flour mill, stands in lovely, willow bordered gardens leading down to the river that meanders beneath ... More

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Pond House B&B (4.29 miles)

Pond House B&B
Pond House is a brand new North Norfolk B&B, set in gently rolling countryside …miles south of the Georgian Market town of Holt. Run by experienced hoteliers Sandra and Hugh, Pond House B&B is the ... More | visit website
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Marsham Arms Inn (4.43 miles)

Marsham Arms Inn

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Welcome to one of Norfolk's best loved inns noted for its quiet rooms, country setting, wines & ales and freshly prepared food. The Inn has eleven rooms. They are all ... More

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Aldborough Hall (5.09 miles)

Aldborough Hall

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Approached via a secluded driveway leading to our lovely Georgian Country House close to the lovely village of Aldborough.The first thing to strike you is the intensity of the silence ... More

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Elderton Lodge Hotel & Restaurant (5.52 miles)

Elderton Lodge Hotel & Restaurant

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Elderton Lodge nestles into its own six acres of naturally wooded grounds, beautifully aspected over looking on to 800 acres of Deer park. The 200 year old building, formally the shooting ... More | visit website

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Briarwood at Thorpewood Cottages (6.20 miles)

Briarwood at Thorpewood Cottages

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Within 5 miles of sandy beaches on the beautiful north Norfolk coast, these charming, single storey and south facing cottages offer newly renovated and very comfortable accommodation. ... More

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