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Langham – a tourists’ guide to Norfolk niches

Norfolk draws visitors from all over the world with its long, golden beaches, cultural heritage and areas of natural beauty.
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Norfolk draws visitors from all over the world with its long, golden beaches, cultural heritage and areas of natural beauty. Langham is a small village close to the many hotels in Holt, Norfolk. Langham has been a residential area for many centuries and features in the Doomsday Book of 1085. Every year, the village plays host to a number of events, including a street fayre which takes place in July each year. With around 60% of the village falling within the Norfolk Area of Outstanding Beauty, this is a great destination for those looking for a relaxed rural retreat.

Langham location

Langham is situated 14.7 miles from Cromer, a coastal town famous for its delicious crabs. 27.2 miles to the north west lies the city of Norwich with its medieval architecture and resplendent cathedral. Lying 126 miles north of London, Langham is 5.2 miles from the town of Holt where the Harper North Norfolk is situated. The village is easily accessible by both car and public transfer, with the closest railway station being located in Sheringham, 10.2 miles from Langham. The nearest airport is situated in the city of Norwich, 24.4 miles away.

Motorway and meander

For those driving to Langham f rom London, the M11 motorway covers the majority of the journey, taking you as far as the turn off to Field Dalling Road. After this, well-kept roads meander through the surrounding countryside and villages before arriving in the picturesque village of Langham. On arrival, why not soak up the community atmosphere at the traditional Norfolk pub, the Bluebell situated in the heart of the village? Tuck into a tasty pizza from the wood-fired oven or a smoked haddock accompanied by a sea vegetable kedgeree.

Dome delights

Close to Langham is the Dome of the same name where many anti-aircraft gunners learnt their trade in the early 1940s. This RAF facility played an important role in the Second World War and a trip to the Dome brings the history of the site to life with interactive exhibits and board games which explore the intricacies of their historical military missions.

Blakeney’s birds

Just beyond Langham, lies the popular tourist destination of Blakeney which is, literally, as pretty as a picture with its flint cottages and fascinating history of pirates and smugglers. The outlying Blakeney Point is a popular National Nature Reserve and home to the country’s largest grey seal population. Take a boat trip to the Point or walk there from the nearby Cley-next-the-Sea. This is a delicate ecosystem, so visitors need to be aware of the restrictions that have been implemented to protect fragile environments and nesting birds. The area is popular among bird-watchers who marvel at the populations of oystercatchers and ringed plovers.

There is a wide range of Norfolk accommodation suitable for every budget and, with villages like Langham just three hour’s drive from London, the area is a great destination for a peaceful weekend away. The coastline combines areas of sandy beaches with more stark landscapes of sand hills and marshes. With the area famous for its fishing, many of the local restaurants pride themselves on creating mouth-watering dishes from local delights, such as lobster, crab, sea bass and mussels. Breathe in that fresh sea air and feel the strains and stresses of city life vanish.   

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