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The North Norfolk village of Brancaster, on the A149 coast road between Hunstanton and Wells and the National Cycle Route Number One, enjoys one of the best beaches in the area for those wanting a quiet seaside break, and as one of the driest parts of the UK it may be a better bet than elsewhere in the country. The sands, with tough marram grass to the rear, are extensive and inviting. And for those needing more intellectual stimulus, at very low tides the remains of a petrified forest can be seen here. Brancaster was the site of the Roman fort of Branodonum, built it seems to guard against raids by Frankish and Saxon pirates, although some local legends claim it was to counter Druids living nearby. All that is left of the fort now are a few ditches to the east of the village, and on careful inspection some Roman bricks in various cottages and outhouses. More recent history, although this is relative, is seen in St Mary’s church, a Saxon building with a characteristic round tower nearly a thousand years old. The church has some beautiful medieval stained glass, and a fifteenth century bell cast in Kings Lynn. For the more energetic visitor the National Trust runs Brancaster’s Millenium Activity Centre, offering sailing, orienteering and kayaking for children and parents, and just outside there is the Royal North West Norfolk Golf Club.

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Titchwell Manor Hotel (0.95 miles)

Titchwell Manor Hotel
Located on the North Norfolk coast, Titchwell Manor has something for everyone. With a newly renovated bar and restaurant it exudes luxurious style and offers two restaurants for all residents and non-residents to choose from.

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Briarfields Hotel (0.95 miles)

Briarfields Hotel

A warm welcome awaits at The Briarfields Hotel - a selection of sympathetically converted barns and farm buildings in the village of Titchwell on the North Norfolk coast. With its cosy rooms and informal atmosphere, ... More | visit website

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White Horse (1.14 miles)

White Horse
North Norfolk's best kept secret - award winning coastal hotel - commanding stunning views from conservatory restaurant and viewing deck terrace across tidal marshland beyond to Scolt Head Island.

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Lifeboat Inn (2.61 miles)

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This lovely 16th century house has provided a warm welcome to travellers for many years. Combining historic charm with all modern comforts, relaxing views are enjoyed over open meadows ... More | visit website

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Hoste Arms (3.84 miles)

Hoste Arms
The Hoste Arms is where the Great Inns of Britain first began – and this wonderful inn, overlooking the beautiful Burnham Market Green and close to the wild North Norfolk coast, continues to set the ... More | visit website
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Caley Hall Hotel (5.48 miles)

Caley Hall Hotel

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Caley Hall Hotel and Restaurant is set around a Manor House dating back to 1648. More recently the old farm outbuildings have been converted to provide the spacious en-suite bedrooms, ... More

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Lodge Hotel & Restaurant (5.55 miles)

Lodge Hotel & Restaurant

Situated amid quaint country cottages in the village of Old Hunstanton on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast, The Lodge is just 400 yards from beautiful, quiet sandy beaches, providing the perfect environment for wonderful walks ... More | visit website

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Le Strange Arms Hotel (5.78 miles)

Le Strange Arms Hotel

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Situated on the coast in Old Hunstanton, with grounds that stretch down to the seashore to one of the finest beaches in Norfolk, the hotel offers old world charm complemented ... More | visit website

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Glebe Farmhouse (6.14 miles)

Glebe Farmhouse

Situated on the outskirts of the quiet village of North Creake, North Norfolk. The farmhouse is in an ideal location to visit the Norfolk coast, Norwich and Kings Lynn or the more local villages of ... More | visit website

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The Gables (6.34 miles)

The Gables
You are assured of a warm welcome at our lovely refurbished Edwardian home which retains many original features combined with modern facilities. We are situated within easy reach of all local amenities and the ... More | visit website

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