Why we love Norfolk
Warham is a special place, an idyllic spot with beautiful views across the valley of the Stiffkey and towards Wighton in the south.
There are two churches (there were originally two parishes, St Mary’s and All Saints). Less known are the remains of two large manor houses (ask us where they are when you visit). One was owned by the Turner family, once major landowners but overtaken by the innovation and energy of Holkham.
Warham Camp is an Iron Age fort just outside the village on the way to Wighton. It is the best-preserved hill fort in Norfolk and so of real historical interest. It is also just a beautiful place, teeming with colour from wildflowers and butterflies in the summer, its still-sharp contours sparkling with frost on bright winter’s days.
On the other side of the village, perhaps less spectacular but no less romantic, is the burial mound at Fiddler’s Hill. Legend has it that the fiddle in question could be heard above ground while the fiddler and his dog explored a tunnel leading from Binham Abbey to Walsingham …until they reached the burial mound, and were never heard or seen again.
Warham is situated in the centre of the stunning North Norfolk coast, tucked away just behind the coast road where you wouldn’t find us if you weren’t looking, a short walk from the salt marshes just east of Wells. We’re right on several well-known walking routes and just off the Peddars Way, so the Horseshoes is a natural place to stop for a refreshing pint or a hearty bite to eat. It’s also a great place to stay and from which to explore North Norfolk.
See the seals off Blakeney Point
Take a boat trip to see the local seals teasing the tourists from the water or sunbathing on the beaches around Blakeney Point – a trip your kids will love.
Sailing at Morston
If you are around the area for several days, book yourselves or your children on a sailing course. Early booking is recommended.
Visit Norfolk Lavender
Take a trip to the world-famous lavender gardens and the Lavender Oil Distillery, National Lavender Collection and Herb Garden at Norfolk Lavender. The children will also enjoy the petting zoo and playground.
Shopping in Holt, Wells or Burnham Market
If long walks and bird watching aren’t your thing or you just feel the need for a shopping spree, don’t miss out on the nearby shopping experiences in Wells, Burnham Market or Holt
Walking in North Norfolk
Don’t leave The Three Horseshoes without stepping out on some stunning walks in the local area. Big skies, vast beaches, beautiful countryside…you can’t beat it.