Cromer is located on the North Norfolk coast and is within a few miles of Sheringham
. It was at one-time a fashionable seaside resort and still remains a popular spot for many holiday-makers, particularly during the summer months. The town, which is known as the Gem of the Norfolk Coast
, retains many of its Victorian features and has a long sandy beach.
- Cromer's beach is backed by an attractive Victioran promenade and includes a handsome 19th century pier, which still plays host to a traditional end-of-pier show during the summer.
The town itself is dominated by the Church of St Peter and St Paul
. Located in the centre of town, the church boasts the tallest tower in the country and large stained glass windows.
, which is housed in a Victorian Fisherman's cottage, features a large collection of photographs and paintings of the town. The museum also includes a Geology area which displays local fossils found on along the coast and surrounding region. Its prized exhibit, is the West Runton Elephant; the most complete Elephan fossil in Britain.
Situated to the South West of Cromer, is Felbrigg Hall
. Considered to be one of the finest stately homes in Norfolk, the ornately-decorated mansion includes both 17th and 18th century finery. It has a walled garden and over 200 acres of wooded parkland across which runs a variety of waymarked trails. Tours of the house are run on a regular basis.
Food and drink
- For a good night out, try the Dolphin Freehouse
on New Street. The pubserves a range of local real ales and has a seperate restaurant area which affords some fantastic sea views.
Also of note is the Foundry Arms
, located in nearby Northrep. It offers a traditional village-pub type ambience and serves locally sourced, home-cooked food.
on the seafront offers a range of seafood dishes including the famous Cromer Crab
- all food is prepared to order and is locally sourced. The ever-popular Mary Jane's fishbar is also worth a visit and serves deliciious fish and chips. It includes a 60 sea eating area and take away facilities.