Explore Bangin Norfolk
Visit & explore ‘Bangin North Norfolk’ when you stay with us at Bang! Explore our charming seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea and the surrounding areas. Discover for yourself what makes North Norfolk such a fab place to visit.
Wells-Next-The-Sea is a traditional seaside town on the beautiful North Norfolk coast, despite its name, Wells is situated a good mile or so from open water and forms one of the largest coastal nature reserves in England and Wales.
One of the most attractive towns on the North Norfolk coast and the only one to remain a commercially viable port. A harbour town and once a haven for smugglers, Wells-next-the-Sea consists of narrow streets and yards leading to the quay and harbour.
Wells makes a great base for exploring the surrounding coastline and has many attractions including 2 steam railways, hotels, pubs and bars, tea rooms and countless unique and quirky shops.
At the top of Staithe Street lies the Buttlands, a quiet green lined with lime trees and elegant Georgian and Victorian houses. South from here are the narrow lanes of the town centre – Staithe Street. At the bottom of Staithe Street stands the busy fishing Quay, an ever popular attraction. Children fish for crabs from the edge of the quay, you can feed the sea birds or simply watch the fishing boats come and go, as they have for centuries.
Wells & Holkham Beach
Wells is an award winning sandy beach beach and part of the Holkham Estate. Characterised by its collection of stilted, candy coloured beach-huts, backed by pine woods which are fabulous to explore, it has low dunes, a beach café and very family friendly. At low tide you see just acres of golden sandy beach as the water retreats so far; at high tide it laps just a few yards from the beach huts.
The beach at Holkham is one of the most unspoilt and beautiful stretches of sand in the country. The actress Gwyneth Paltrow walked across Holkham sand at low tide during the closing scenes of the film ‘Shakespeare in Love’.
Behind the shoreline lies a semi-circular basin, which, at very high tides, rapidly fills to form a spectacular shallow lagoon. Holkham Beach is also part of one of the largest National Nature Reserves in the country. It is managed by Natural England in partnership with the Holkham Estate and is home to many rare species of flora and fauna. At low-tide the sand seems to stretch to the horizon.
Wells is the perfect base to explore the many delights in the area and the North Norfolk coast. Holkham Hall, one of Britain’s most majestic stately homes, is a 5 minute drive away along the coast road. Burnham Market often refereed to as
‘Chelsea by the Sea’ is a 15 minute drive where you find trendy shops, quirky cafes and places to dine.
Drive to Blakeney just 20 minutes away and take a boat trip to Blakeney Point, famous for the colony
of common and grey seals you can see basking on the sandbanks.
Cley Marshes Nature Reserve, one of the finest bird-watching sites in Britain, is just 10 miles away.
Little Walsingham, a place of pilgrimage since medieval times, is only 5 miles away, linked to
Wells by a miniature railway similar to that which links the town and beach.
What’s On & Things To Do!
Alzheimers Memory Walk
18th September 2016
Wells Pirate Festival
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September
1st November to 23rd December
Friday 14th October
Wednesday 26th October
Thursday 15th November
Sunday 18th December
Saturday 3rd and
Sunday 4th December
24th and 25th September
Halloween at Holkham
27th – 30th October
Chamber Music in the
Sarah-Jane Lewis – Soprano
Gareth Brynmor John – Baritone
Simon Lepper – Piano
Friday 23rd September – 7pm
Saturday 3rd December – 7pm
Navarra String Quartet
Sunday 4th December – 3pm
Holkham Park Run
Every Saturday throughout the year
starts 9am – 5K fun walk/run
for all the family
Christmas at Holkham
Candelight Tours – 30th November to 2nd December
7th – 9th December
14th – 16th December
Diva Opera – The Twelve Days of Christmas
10th and 11th December
An Audience With Father Christmas
17th – 20th December