In an area of outstanding natural beauty these town and villages are  

all within 5 and 12 miles of Mundesley.


                                       Nearby Towns & Villages

North Walsham: Lord Nelson spent his schooldays at Paston school.

The 16th century market cross is the focal point of the town.

Although the town is now home of the districts biggest manufacturing

companies the town is nevertheless rich in historic buildings and set

just minutes from the broads in one direction and the sea in the

other. Market day is on Thursday in the high street.


Sidestrand: The hamlet of Sidestrand hugs the coastal road. Located

in an area of outstanding natural beauty with a coastline which is

truly stunning. It is believed that the name Sidestrand originated

from the Old English Sid - broad, spacious - and the Danish stronde -

shore. The village is forever immortalized as Poppyland due to the

writings of Victorian journalist Clement Scott.


Overstrand: There is something about the village of Overstrand that

brings the term 'suburbia' to ones mind. Bungalows, with neat

colourful gardens, flank the main road, and deeper into the village

you will find little traffic. Back in the past the village was once a 

fishing village and this tradition still continues but on a much smaller

scale. Nowadays the village has slipped back into anonymity and

takes the form of a quiet holiday resort with good sandy beaches.


Wroxham Barns Located 10 miles from Mundesley and is the 'must

visit' for all the family - whatever your age. For stylish clothes, gifts

for home and garden, country foods, Bill LeGice Roses and Plant

Centre, Junior Farm, Children's funfair, 11 craft studios and table 

service restaurants: it is well worth a visit.


Wroxham: Considered to be, and has been called, the capital of the

Norfolk broads and is where boating holidays started in the late 

1800's. It has become quite commercialized over the years with 

hotels, tea rooms and gift shops springing up near the river to attract

holidaymakers to the village. It has a good selection of tea shops, 

cafes and restaurants.


Horning Staithe : Located along the banks of the River Bure in the

heart of Broadland. The village of Horning is some 12 miles from 

Mundesley. The picturesque village, whose origin dates back to 

Roman times, consist of a mixture of shops, boat yards and thatched

cottages. Along the banks of the river are several luxurious riverside

properties. Day time trips on the river start from the Swan Hotel in

Horning and are offered by the Southern Comfort Mississippi Paddle 

boat with an excellent commentary.


Cromer: Is home to the UK's only remaining traditional end of pier

variety show. Fresh crab sandwiches and salads can be sampled in

many of the town's pubs and restaurants. Mary Jane's has been 

voted Norfolk's best fish and chip shop and restaurant. It can be 

found on one of Cromer's cobbled streets. The magnificent church of

St Peter and St Paul was given permission to be built in 1337 by

King Edward III. The church was finished in 1437. In the 17th and 

18th centuries the church went into decay and was rebuilt between

1863 and 1888. It is perpendicular in style and has the highest

tower in Norfolk - 160 feet. This impressive St Peter and St Paul 

church is always open and visitors are welcome.