Norfolk

The Wash Way

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Overview

Experience the Hunstanton Sea Life Centre before visiting the Royal Sandringham estate and stately Houghton Hall. Travel south through the medieval market town and seaport of King’s Lynn and head towards the Elveden Estate and Thetford Forest park.

Hunstanton

The red striped cliffs provide a backdrop to the Victorian resort of Hunstanton where you can visit the Sea Life Centre, enjoy seaside family activities and entertainment or take a relaxing self-guided tour through the impressive resort gardens.

Sandringham

The village of Sandringham is home to the Sandringham House and Estate. Explore the country house rooms decorated with memorabilia and collections with the help of the guides, wander the impressive gardens and take in the St. Mary Magdalene church.

King's Lynn

Enjoy the history of Kings Lynn as you explore the narrow cobbled streets and historic harbour area. A wide variety of historic buildings includes the Old Customs House, merchants houses, St. Margaret’s church and spectacular Tuesday market square.

Oxburgh Hall

Oxburgh Hall is a 15th century moated manor house set in 70 acres where you can enjoy gardens, streams and woodland walks. Inside you will find 500 years of history and amazing architecture. The chapel is well worth a visit with its stunning alter piece.

Brandon

The small market town of Brandon set in the Suffolk countryside is an ideal base to explore the surrounding area – visit the heritage centre or pop to Grimes Caves a Neolithic flint mine set in the Breckland landscape and home to 400 pits where you can go underground.

Thetford

Explore historic Thetford, home to the Dad’s Army tv series, and the surrounding area including Boudica’s Gallows Hill. Thetford Forest offers the chance for walking, mountain biking, cani-x, archery, geocaching and more. The Elveden Estate is great for a bit of retail therapy and something to eat and drink.

Banham

Get up close with the animals and spend a family day out at Banham Zoo, set in 50 acres where you find over 2000 animals and can watch the displays and feeding events. You can also camp next door and wake up the sounds of the animals!

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Overview

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Hunstanton

2
9.4 miles

Sandringham

3
10.0 miles

King's Lynn

4
17.2 miles

Oxburgh Hall

5
12.8 miles

Brandon

6
7.2 miles

Thetford

7
13.8 miles

Banham

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Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach

South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3EH

Cromer Pier & Pavillion Theatre

The Promenade, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HE

Bressingham Steam Museum

Bressingham Steam Museum, Low Road, Bressingham, Norfolk, IP22 2AA

Self Catering Holiday Chalet

1 Waveney Valley, Burgh Castle, Norfolk, NR31 9PY

Hoseasons, Hemsby, Norfolk

Beach Road, Hemsby, Norfolk, NR29 4HR

About the The Wash Way Trail

Distance: 70 miles
Cites / Towns: 7
Number Of Businesses: 5

Get up close with marine life at the Victorian resort of Hunstanton’s Sea Life Centre on The Wash coast. Then head for the splendour of the Royal Sandringham estate to tour the house, museum, gardens and the famous church.
The lavish Houghton Hall is an outstanding attraction on the way to historic port town of King’s Lynn before venturing on to the moated country house of Oxburgh Hall.
The Elveden Estate is great for a bit retail therapy, whilst you can journey further east through Thetford Forest and monkey around Banham Zoo.

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Country Houses

Norfolk has many country houses including Royal Sandringham where you can explore the house, gardens and estate, the magnificent Houghton Hall and Gardens whilst Oxburgh Hall is a stunning 15th century moated house where you can soak up 500 years of history.

Historic Norfolk

Enjoy the tales of the historic port and market town, Kings Lynn. Thetford is awash with history from the Iron Age Boudica to Saxon settlements and The Priory of our Lady all in evidence across the Suffolk landscape.

Family Fun

Norfolk is packed full of fun for all the family. Take a Segway tour, mountain bike the trails or swing through the treetops at Thetford Forest. Visit Banham Zoo for close up encounters of the wild kind!

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Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach

South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3EH

Cromer Pier & Pavillion Theatre

The Promenade, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HE

Bressingham Steam Museum

Bressingham Steam Museum, Low Road, Bressingham, Norfolk, IP22 2AA

Self Catering Holiday Chalet

1 Waveney Valley, Burgh Castle, Norfolk, NR31 9PY

Hoseasons, Hemsby, Norfolk

Beach Road, Hemsby, Norfolk, NR29 4HR