What to do & where to go

Victoria House is only a minute’s walk from the long sandy beach – and it’s only a 20 minute stroll (along the beach or cliff tops) to Cromer Pier and its Pavilion Theatre. You can go crabbing (or fishing) off from the pier by day and see a splendid show at the theatre in the evening.

Cromer Pier

Cromer Pier

Immediately behind East Runton village, is the Holt-Cromer Ridge, a stretch of high ground (and mini-hills), deposited by glaciers during the Ice Age. A network of paths offers easy access to explore this beautiful area of woods and heathland.

North Norfolk footpaths

Nearby Sheringham

Take a walk through Sheringham Park (NT), designed by Humphry Repton. The fishing town of Sheringham is famous for lobsters.

Rhododendrons at Sheringham Park

Rhododendrons at Sheringham Park

The North Norfolk Railway (Poppy Line) departs Sheringham to Holt via Weybourne and offers a chance to step back in time.

Weybourne Station, north Norfolk

Weybourne Station

Catch the Bittern Line

Or why not take a train ride on the Bittern Line to Norwich city? Trains regularly stop at both nearby West Runton and Cromer. The trip takes less than an hour and passes through beautiful Norfolk countryside.

Bittern Line

It’s a great way to view the landscape, passing through the Norfolk Broads. Or jump off at Wroxham station to explore the Broads. Boats can be hired by the hour (book in advance during busy times of the year).

Norwich is one of best shopping centres in the UK. Or you can watch a football match at Carrow Road. The Castle Museum is superbly interesting with a very varied collection of exhibitions covering a multitude of subjects.

Inside Norwich Castle Museum

Inside Norwich Castle Museum

Norwich Cathedral has the second tallest spire and the second-largest cloisters in England. The cathedral is a magnificent construction, constructed in cream-coloured Caen limestone.

Norwich Cathedral

There’s always something to do, for the whole family.
Here are some of our favourite places to go and regular events:

Places to visit

Regular Events

Forties Weekend

The 1940s Weekend

Great Local Places to Eat

Rocky Bottoms restaurant

Rocky Bottoms restaurant

Further General Information