A break in North Norfolk has a huge amount to offer nature-lovers all year round. Even in the winter months, the landscape of coast and countryside has a unique charm. Around the coast of Cley and Blakeney hotels can have views overlooking the reed beds and marshes and are an ideal place for ornithologists or wildlife enthusiasts to stay when visiting the area. Blakeney Point Nature Reserve is somewhere to view large flocks of lapwing, knot and starlings wheeling in intricate formations against the magnificent and expansive Norfolk skies.
While being well-known as a magnet for birdwatchers Blakeney Point is also home to the largest colony of grey seals in England, with more than 2000 pups being born there in 2014. Grey seal pups who have thick, white fur coats are born on land during autumn and early winter and feed on their mother’s milk for three weeks, by which time they have trebled in size.
Accommodation is a very important part of a trip away from home. North Norfolk is a beautiful place to stay and there are a great many reasons to visit this wonderful county. When looking for a hotel or bed and breakfast there are three main elements that contribute to a perfect stay – location, food and comfort.
A picturesque, storybook village is one description of an ideal location for an English countryside holiday. The town of Cley next the Sea on the North Norfolk Coast, with its windmill and brick and flint cottages fits well into this category. The George Hotel at Cley is one of the most welcoming and delightful hotels in the area. Thanks to the birdwatching and wildlife spotting opportunities, The George is also home to a hand written and illustrated ‘Bird Bible’ where guests can jot down their sightings.
The North Norfolk Coast is a popular area for those looking for a typically english seaside holiday. This area of the British coastline is one of the most diverse in the country. The terrain ranges from the salt marshes of Morston and Stiffkey to the shingle shoreline of Salthouse and from the long white sandy beach at Holkham to the grassy dunes of Brancaster. It is hard to find a better place to spend a holiday in the UK.
It is best to stay in a Blakeney hotel or hotel in a nearby village for those hoping to make the most of this wonderful coastline. Blakeney village could almost be mistaken for a medieval film set with its chocolate-box flint cottages and stunning view of the sea over the marshes. Cley-Next-The-Sea is only a few minutes down the road and is an equally quaint story-book seaside village. It is also home to one of the best hotels in the area – The George Hotel at Cley.
With the accelerated rate of urban development, living in the city can sometimes become too demanding and stuffy. Every now and then, you need to take some time to reconnect with nature and just blow off some steam. As late summer turns into autumn, now is the the perfect time to take a trip to the countryside, like North Norfolk, and unwind.
Norfolk has much to offer those looking for the perfect getaway. With 93-miles of unspoilt coastline with its splendid beaches to the famous Norfolk Broads – rivers and waterways that let visitors see the stunning scenery and enjoy the region’s natural wildlife. Then, when you’ve had a full day of fun and adventure, you should settle down for some fine dining at a hotel near Blakeney like The George Hotel at Cley. Norfolk has several delicacies that are sure to excite your palate.
Head to Norfolk within the East of England for the perfect short break destination staying in North Norfolk’s Cley-next-the-Sea, a pretty village on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty known for its birdwatching and top nature reserves. The pretty village boasts some impressive architecture including Georgian or Flemish designs. Here you’ll find heritage buildings that each tale a story of Cley’s important past. In Cley’s narrow and winding streets, visitors will find a popular hotel near Holt, a large church, and an old windmill among others.
The village centre itself has an interesting mix of shops to explore, these include the Picnic Fayre Delicatessen and Cley Smokehouse. The village also comprises some wonderful art galleries, such as Made in Cley which showcase the work for several local artisans ranging from pottery, jewellery, prints, and sculpture.
Norfolk is a fantastic destination for families seeking outdoor experiences and nature reserves. Not only does Norfolk have one of the largest estuaries in England, but it also boats a year-round programme of cultural events and festivals, many of which are steeped in tradition. Norfolk is a memorable destination and visitors planning their trip should make the most of the wonderful choice of hotels and accommodation available. Choose a hotel near Blakeney, such as The George Hotel at Cley, you will be assured of a warm welcome and relaxing stay.