Explore the East of England

The heritage coastline or heritage sites inland? It’s the nicest possible dilemma… read on to learn more about some of the best sightseeing in Norfolk and Suffolk, easily accessible from our hotel and coastal village on England’s most easterly point. Please note, some of these attractions may not yet have reopened or pre-booking is now be required. Best to check the attractions’ websites for up-to-date information.

Burgh Castle

Burgh Castle

Only three of the castle’s stone walls now stand but this is still one of the country’s best-preserved Roman fort sites. An all-weather path runs up to the ruins with views over to Breydon Water.

20 minutes' drive away

Horsey windpump

Horsey Windpump

The National Trust-owned windpump is the largest in the Norfolk Broads and one of the most iconic. It was restored in 2019 and visitors can learn about why it’s here, while the 61-step climb to the top is rewarded with far-reaching views.

40 minutes' drive away

Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum

Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum

Set on the outskirts of Flixton, the museum details the history of aviation in the region with 65 aircraft to see around the site. The collection includes a Sea Harrier, Spitfire, Sea Hawk and hang gliders.

40 minutes' drive away

Somerleyton Hall

Somerleyton Hall

Dating from Victorian times with a wonderfully preserved ballroom, parlour and library, the country house is Grade II* listed and usually open from April to September for tours. All around, the ornate gardens, also listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens, are set out as a series of inter-connecting rooms. The yew maze is one of the UK’s finest.

15 minutes' drive away

Great Yarmouth

Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life

Occupying a former fish curing building, the galleries at Time and Tide give an overview of Great Yarmouth’s maritime and fishing heritage and chart its rise from sandbank to a busy seaside resort.

20 minutes' drive away

Southwold Lighthouse

Southwold Lighthouse

Southwold’s historic lighthouse dates from 1887 and still watches over the charming seaside town. The round white tower is open for tours for anyone who fancies seeing the view from the top – it’s 113 steps up a spiral staircase though!

35 minutes' drive away

Merrivale Model Village

Merrivale Model Village

This sweet model village has been one of Great Yarmouth’s attractions for over half a century. It showcases a community with a castle, holiday park, stadium, mansion, fire station, and more, in greatly detailed mini form. There are also beautiful gardens, vintage slot machines, cray golf, and a tearoom that comes highly recommended.

18 minutes' drive away