As Stephen Fry said: “If Norfolk is the secret jewel of England, then west Norfolk is the secret jewel of Norfolk.” If you’re thinking about making your home in west Norfolk, here are some of the many benefits you will enjoy:
The glorious coastline
Whether it’s the family favourite Hunstanton, or Norfolk’s only west-facing beach at Snettisham, or the expansive stretch of sand at Brancaster, the beaches are a major factor in what makes living in west Norfolk so great.
The impressive heritage
West Norfolk’s heritage is impressive, with magnificent buildings, such as the Custom House, in King’s Lynn, or stately homes, such as Sandringham House or Holkham Hall. Find out more about the area’s fascinating history at our local museums – Lynn Museum, True’s Yard, and Stories of Lynn.
West Norfolk benefits from three great towns – King’s Lynn, Hunstanton, and Downham Market – with their individual, independent shops alongside bigger retail outlets.
The green spaces
In west Norfolk, you’ll have access to lots of green space, such as the grade two The Walks park in King’s Lynn.
Neighbours, colleagues, family, and friends….people in west Norfolk are friendly, warm, and welcoming.
West Norfolk’s big skies and vast space offer the most stunning sunsets.
The community spirit
There is a fantastic community spirit that brings people together and creates a sense of belonging.
Food and drink
There are award-winning restaurants to eat and drink right on the doorstep. The Orange Tree at Thornham is Norfolk Dining Pub 2013-2018. Meanwhile, the popular Rose and Crown at Snettisham and the Duck Inn at Stanhoe have also made best dining lists. And, people cite their love for the local produce, such as mussels from Brancaster and oysters from Thornham.
The natural world
The natural world that exists in west Norfolk is another attribute of the area. The RSPB at Titchwell is well worth a visit.