Market Towns & Villages

Explore Norfolk's thriving towns and villages

Burnham Market
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 many clothing and home boutiques, galleries, bookshops, delis, bakeries, fishmongers, butchers 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 takes place on the fourth Saturday of the month. 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, and you’ll find the market town of Aylsham. This delightful little town has many quiet country pubs close by where you can relax and delight in this rural location. Owned by the National Trust, Blickling Hall is less than two miles from Aylsham and has beautiful gardens and a fine collection of paintings, books and tapestries. Anne Boleyn spent much of her childhood at Blickling, and her headless ghost is said to roam the Hall!