Fakenham could be an ideal base for a cottage holiday in Norfolk. Located inland, this fine market town offers plenty of amenities and benefits from being just 10 miles from the coast. What’s more, the attractions of the fine city of Norwich are only 25 miles away and it’s possible to visit Thetford Forest for day trips as the forest is 30 miles from Fakenham.
About Self-Catering Holidays in Fakenham
Set on the River Wensum in North Norfolk, there is plenty to see and do around the town of Fakenham with local attractions including a national hunt racecourse, a weekly flea market, a bowling centre and a small cinema. The town is surrounded by an abundance of unspoilt countryside ideal for walking and cycling.
Nestled in the countryside of the Wensum Valley close to Fakenham is Pensthorpe Natural Park. From lush gardens to fascinating wildlife and birdlife to see, Pensthorpe Natural Park makes for a great day out for all of the family. With an adventure play area for children, this park is bound to be a hit with the kids.
Fakenham also offers visitors close proximity to the North Norfolk Heritage Coast. Keen walkers may want to walk some of the Norfolk Coast Path for walks by the seaside whilst on a self-catering break. Other places to visit include Wells-next-the-Sea, a charming Norfolk seaside resort just 10 miles from Fakenham with a charming traditional feel and further along the coastline the popular seaside resorts of Sheringham 20 miles away and Cromer 22 miles away.
With Norwich within easy reach for a day trip, this is a recommended place to visit whilst enjoying a cottage break in Fakenham. Norwich is a fine city with plenty to recommend it including impressive historical buildings, a castle and a cathedral.
For a day out to remember in the countryside why not make the trip to Thetford Forest? You can walk, cycle or even take the really easy option and Segway around this green and beautiful place.
With so much to offer in and near to Fakenham, this is a great place for a family self-catering holiday or romantic break away.
Whether you choose to book a holiday cottage in Fakenham, an apartment, a lodge or another type of self-catering holiday accommodation, we hope you have your best holiday yet in Norfolk.