OUT & ABOUT
Lodge Cottage is ideally located for guests to enjoy the beautiful unspoilt villages, nature reserves, countryside and coastline of North Norfolk together with the many stately homes, museums and local tourist attractions nearby. Below we have listed just a selection of these to whet your appetite. Click on the links for further details.
Upper Sheringham is mid-way between the Georgian market town of Holt and the seaside resort of Cromer with its famous pier. We are quietly placed on the edge of the National Trust’s Sheringham Park but only a mile from Sheringham town with its range of traditional shops, pubs, tea rooms and restaurants and unspoilt beach.
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Weybourne Cars (www.weybourne.net)
Weybourne Cars Taxi & Travel offer a local, reliable and comfortable MPV taxi service, either to bring you to stay with us from anywhere in the UK including stations or airports, and/or to take your party of up to 6 out and about for daytrips or night time dining in one of the numerous fine restaurants of North Norfolk. They also offer a popular one way "drop-off 'n hike-back" service for walkers, birders and families.
The Sheringham Little Theatre (www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com)
The Little Theatre offers an incredibly large range of entertainment all year round. There are shows, films, music of all kinds, celebrity evenings, children's events, workshops, art exhibitions, literature events, education and outreach, all under one little roof and that is not all!
The North Norfolk Railway (Poppy Line) (www.nnr.co.uk)
The North Norfolk Railway offers a 10.5 mile round trip by steam train (vintage diesel trains on some journeys) through a delightful area of North Norfolk designated as being of outstanding natural beauty.
The Norfolk Shire Horse Centre (www.norfolk-shirehorse-centre.co.uk)
The object of this centre is to bring together a collection of different breeds of draft horses. Some originated in this country and some are European breeds. The shire horses are complemented with a number of breeds of ponies which are native to the UK, and some have foals which are also on display. We think we have created a unique collection.
Holkham Hall and Beach (www.holkham.co.uk)
Holkham Hall, nature reserve and beach where many films including 'Shakespeare in Love' have been filmed. The beach is a long sandy unspoilt beach backed by pine woods. Along with visiting the hall and park there is also a bygones museum, shops and tea rooms.
The Cromer Pier Pavillion Theatre (www.thecromerpier.com)
The Pavilion Theatre is a 510-seater venue perched on the end of the Pier. The theatre is best known for hosting the famous end of the pier show "Seaside Special". The theatre also presents a high quality mix of comedy, music, dance, opera, musicals and community shows.
The Mo Sheringham Museum (www.sheringhammuseum.co.uk)
Discover the story of Sheringham and its proud, brave and independent people, told through beautiful displays packed with interesting things to see, hear and do. Step inside stunning galleries and walk amongst Sheringham's extraordinary historic fleet of lifeboats and fishing boats.
Open 19th March to 4th November 2012,
Tues-Sat 10am to 4.30pm. Sunday 12pm to 4pm. (Open Mondays 10am to 4.30pm during school holidays)
Why not join us on one of our daily boat trips when you visit North Norfolk and see the SEALS & BIRDS in their natural environment at BLAKENEY POINT. The safe way to enjoy a close up view of the wildlife - without disturbing it.
The Muckleburgh Collection (www.muckleburgh.co.uk)
Norfolk's largest military museum with plenty of indoor and outside exhibits and the opportunity to drive a tank or watch one of the numerous demonstrations.
The Thursford Collection (www.thursford.com)
Thursford museum in the tranquil setting of a small Norfolk village takes you back to a traditional old-fashioned fairground where majestic engines sit next to carousel rides. The collection of mechanical organs, from the smaller street organ to the enormous dance organs and fairground organs all play jaunty tunes to both entertain and demonstrate the different styles and sounds of each one.
The daily musical show with Robert Wolfe at the Wurlitzer Cinema organ not only brings you music from today but also takes you back to the days of the silent movie using today's technology.
Traditional Norfolk farm buildings have been transformed into Dickensian style gift shops, ice cream parlour, coffee-tea shop and our famous Christmas gift shop.
November and December sees the transformation of the exhibition hall into a theatre to house the largest Christmas Spectacular Show in England.
Roundabout Norfolk (www.roundaboutnorfolk.co.uk)
Roundabout Norfolk aims to give you a relaxing day out where you will be able to learn much about the county of Norfolk from the experienced dirver and guide, and weill also get to see many hidden gems that are "off the beaten track". All tours are aboard a brand new air-conditioned 8 seater minibus. The tours are designed to cater for a wide variety of interests, so you are sure to find something to suit your tastes.
The National Trust (www.nationaltrust.co.uk)
There are several National Trust properties in the area, Blicking and Felbrigg, as well as Sheringham Park.
Wells & Walsingham Light Railway (www.wellswalsinghamrailway.co.uk)
Visit the longest 10¼" narrow gauge steam railway in the world and see the unique Garratt locomotive "Norfolk Hero" which was especially built for this line.
A great adventure for all the family in the delightful countryside of the North Norfolk coast.
Letheringsett Watermill (www.letheringsettwatermill.co.uk)
In the attractive village of Letheringsett is a fully functional water powered Flour Mill generally accepted to be the only producing one in Norfolk.
Pensthorpe bird and nature reserve (www.pensthorpe.com)
Pensthorpe is set in 500 acres of beautiful countryside with miles of nature trails to explore through ancient fen meadows, woodland and a superb series of lakes. Pensthorpe is home to a fine collection of waterfowl including endangered exotic waterfowl from around the world. Dozens of migratory bird species can be seen during the winter and summer months and our specially created hides help you get closer to nature.
Priory Maze and Gardens (www.priorymazegardens.com)
Priory Maze and Gardens has one of the most enchanting gardens in Norfolk where you can experience peaceful relaxation in natural gardens of woodland, water and meadow. Norfolk's only traditional hedge maze gives you the chance to lose yourself for a while.
Dinosaur Adventure Park (www.dinosaurpark.co.uk)
Bring your families or friends and enjoy a fun-filled day out, packed with action and adventure. Come face to face with lifesize dinosaurs, meet creatures from way back in time, explore the maze, make friends with the animals, climb, slide and scramble in our adventure play areas and lots, lots more...all set in beautiful woodland with acres of space to run and play.
The Bittern Line (Sheringham - Norwich) (www.bitternline.com)
The line is some 30 miles long, connecting the magnificent city of Norwich with the north Norfolk coastal towns of Cromer and Sheringham, via the Norfolk Broads at Salhouse, Hoveton and Wroxham. Its name recognises a special, local bird, which has a distinctive booming call. National Express operates a regular, almost hourly service along the route (less frequent on Sundays) which has been described as "One of the most picturesque lines in the country".
Extreeme Adventure (www.extreemeadventure.co.uk)
Extreeme Adventure is a high ropes course, built in some of the tallest trees in Eastern England, in the beautiful "New Wood", part of the Weasenham Woods, Norfolk. Hours of adrenaline rushing family fun (must be 10 years of age plus) which takes aerial trekking to new extremes. Swing, climb and jump at 20ft or 40ft for the more adventurous! High up in the trees there are over 20 different elements to conquer. In addition there is a 3G swing, a 85ft fan descender jump and a 1,000ft zip wire, both respectively thought to be Britain's highest and longest!