About the area


Wells-next-the-Sea is ideally situated offering you a wealth of activities to participate in as well as places of historical importance to visit. Places of interest to you include :

  1. The birth-place of Lord Nelson at the nearby Burnham's.
  2. The Palladian mansion of Holkham Hall and its deer park.
  3. The pilgrimage centre of Little Walsingham
  4. National Trust properties
  5. The Wells and Walsingham light railway
  6. The extensive ruins of the 12th century Benedictine priory at Binham
  7. Holt, one of the country's best preserved Georgian market towns
  8. Leisure and fitness centre. The Splash Leisure complex at Sheringham has a heated wave pool.
  9. Holkham beach with breathtaking panoramic views
  10. Pretty stilt-high beach huts at Wells
  11. North-Norfolk RSPB birdwatching sites at Cley, Titchwell, Snettisham and Holkham Nature Reserve.
  12. The Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens, located just outside Fakenham and home to the BBC's highly popular 'Springwatch' in recent years.
  13. Peddars Way walking

Local Activities include :

Boating, bowls, birdwatching, canoeing, cycling, golf, horse-riding, sailing (and sailing club), swimming, tennis, tenpin bowling, water skiing, wind-surfing, rambling.

You will find lots more to see and do by visiting the following websites :



The National Trust

Countryside access in Norfolk

Where to go in North Norfolk

English Heritage



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