Stay in comfort, whilst exploring the beautiful coast.
Holt is just 4 miles inland from the Coast, and is well-known for its little boutiques and independent shops. The buildings are mainly Georgian, as there was a 'Great Fire' in 1708 resulting in a huge rebuilding programme. It has all the characteristics of a small country town with family run Bakers and Larners department store at its heart. Other stores worth a particular mention are Holt Antiques and Interiors Store , and Woofers and Barkers for your pampered pooch!
The Norfolk Coastline, and especially the Town of Holt is not just for visiting during the Summer. At Christmas time, it becomes a winter wonderland, and all the shops adorn themselves with pretty white fairy lights. The lights are usually switched on from late November and it brings a lovely festive atmosphere to the town.
Just yards off the High Street, you'll find Spout Hills. It's a nature reserve and just the place to escape for a peaceful stroll. Play Pooh sticks on the bridge, and discover a special place of streams, ponds, and marsh orchids
If you want to see all the key landmarks in the town, take the Holt Owl Trail, by following the owl pavement plaques. The Owl significance comes from an old legend about a noisy Owl, who kept residents awake (Long story - Short!)
Explore Holts many hidden yards, with a fascinating mix of shops and cafe's, these are some of Holt's best kept secrets! Try and find Chapel Yard, Hoopers Yard and Appleyard.
A mile south of the town is Holt Country Park is a Green Flag award winner! The wood extends to almost 100 acres and contains Scots Pine, Oak and Silver Birch. Entry is free, it has a good children's play area, and is a great place to walk the dog.
The North Norfolk Poppy Line steam and diesel train to Sheringham is definitely worth a visit. It's a fifteen minute walk, or a bus runs from Holt market place to the Station. The wonderful Steam trains take you on a 10.5 mile round trip, via Sheringham (where you can get off and explore, before returning to Holt), sometimes they even run vintage diesel trains.