Hotels and Holiday Cottages in North Walsham

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Further hotel information

Manor Hotel Address: Beach Rd, Mundesley-on-Sea, Norwich, tel:01263 720309

The Ship Inn Address: 21 Beach Rd, Norwich, tel:01263 720448

Seaview Inn Address: Paston Rd, Norwich, tel:01263 720252

Royal Hotel Address: 30 Paston Road, Mundesley, tel:01263 720096

Ingleside Hotel Address: Cromer Rd, Norwich, tel:01263 720530

Duke of Edinburgh Address: Coast Rd, Norwich, tel:01692 650280

Beechwood Hotel Address: 20 Cromer Rd, North Walsham, tel:01692 403231

Elderton Lodge Hotel & Restaurant Address: Cromer Rd, Norwich, tel:01263 833547

Scarborough Hill Country House Hotel Address: Old Yarmouth Rd, North Walsham, tel:01692 402151

Sutton Staithe Hotel Address: Sutton Stalham, Norwich, tel:01692 580244

The Swan Inn Address: , Norwich, tel:01692 581099

Wayford Bridge Hotel Address: , Norwich, tel:01692 582414

Falgate Inn Address: Ludham Rd, Great Yarmouth, tel:01692 670003


Tourist information

The ancient Norfolk town of North Walsham is thought to date back to Saxon times, with a charter indicating the presence of a church prior to the Norman Conquest of 1066.  Like its neighbour, Worstead, the town became prosperous in the 12th century, with the arrival of weavers from Flanders; whilst 'worsted' was heavier, wool twill, 'walsham' was a lighter-weight Summer cloth.

The 14th century 'wool churches' are a testament to this amazing economic success; North Walsham's church of St Nicholas (originally dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary) is one of the largest parish churches in the country and, until its unfortunate collapse in 1724, it had the second tallest steeple in Norfolk. The ruined tower still dominates the town centre, plans to rebuild it having finally been abandoned when the Second World War began. The church was also the site of the tomb of Sir William Paston, and of a wayside shrine to St Thomas of Canterbury. The Market Cross is another notable town landmark.

In 1381, the town played a central part in the Peasants' Revolt, with local leaders finally defeated at the Battle of North Walsham, and the site of the battle is commemorated with a memorial stone.

Conveniently positioned for both the Broads and the North Norfolk coast, North Walsham is still relatively well connected in transport terms - the Bittern Line runs through the town on its way between Norwich, Wroxham, Cromer and Sheringham, whilst the town rests on the banks of the North Walsham and Dilham Canal. Two long-distance paths - the Paston Way and the Weavers Way - also take a route through the town.

Those interested in more modern forms of transport can visit the Norfolk Motorcycle Museum, which houses over 80 machines dating back to the 1920s, as well as other ephemera such as bicycles and die cast toys.

Nearest tourist attractions

Norfolk Motor Cycle Museum
0.8m

Cat Pottery
0.3m

Mundesley Maritime Museum
4.2m

Elephant Playbarn
2.6m

Bank Boats
5.0m

5.0m

Stalham Old Firehouse Museum
6.4m

6.4m

7.7m


Nearest airports

Norwich
11.2m

Cambridge
66.6m

Stansted
81.1m


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