Market Towns & Villages
Explore Norfolk's thriving towns and villages
One of the prettiest market towns in North Norfolk, Burnham Market is only a couple of miles away from the coast and nature reserves.
It retains a unique and very special village feel, whilst also being a favourite haunt of celebrities and their friends.
Burnham Market is a shopper's paradise with its clothing and home boutiques, galleries, book shop, deli, bakery, fishmonger, butcher and tea shops.
Fakenham is a thriving market town which is well worth a visit; a busy market takes place each week on a Thursday, and if you are lucky enough you may visit when the monthly farmers market, which is the fourth Saturday in the month, takes place giving you the opportunity to sample the delicious fresh and organic produce available. If you fancy an exciting day of racing Fakenham has its own racecourse too.
Travel a few miles from the coast to the centre of Norfolk, the market town of Aylsham is a delightful little town close by are pretty villages with quiet country pubs where you can relax and delight in this rural location. Owned by the National Trust Blickling Hall is about 1½ miles away from Aylsham. There you will find beautiful gardens and the Hall has a fine collection of paintings, books and tapestries. Anne Boyleyn spent much of her childhood a Blickling and her headless ghost is said to roam the Hall!