Five Norfolk places named among best to visit in 2021

Blakeney has been named one of the most beautiful villages in England by the Telegraph.

Blakeney Quay - Credit: Malcolm Bubb

Norfolk's villages and cities have been praised this year by national awards.

Here are five places in Norfolk which have been named among the best to visit in the country. 

Aldborough Village
Byline: Sonya Duncan

Aldborough Village Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

1. Aldborough

The village between Aylsham and Cromer was named by The Sunday Times as one of the UK's Top 50 Villages, published in September 2021.

It was described as "the good life at a good price", close to the coast but far from its high price point. The average house price in the village is £343,849.

Burnham Market.

Burnham Market. - Credit: Lesley Buckley/

2. Burnham Market

In an August 2021 survey of Which? readers, Burnham Market was named among the best villages in the UK.

The village scored an overall 71pc and was rated most highly on attractiveness, receiving four out of five stars.


Blakeney Quay - Credit: Archant

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3. Blakeney

Blakeney was described as "one of Norfolk's prettiest coastal villages, with its small flint cottages in the back lanes and a narrow, winding high street".

The area is popular for crabbing in the quay and seal trips out to the point. It was chosen in The Telegraph's most beautiful visits in the UK.

Shoppers on Gentleman's Walk and Norwich Market in July. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

Gentleman's Walk near Norwich Market - Credit: Archant

4. Norwich

Norfolk's county capital was named one of the top 10 places to enjoy a cultural and outdoor city break in the UK by The Guardian in May 2021.

The city was praised for its proximity to the Broads and the Norfolk coast, and suggested a stay at Whitlingham Broad, The Assembly House, or the Maid's Head Hotel.

The picturesque harbour at Wells-next-the-Sea, with boats basking in beautiful sunshine. Picture: DE

Wells-next-the-Sea Harbour - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

5. Wells-next-the-Sea

The seaside village was named as one of the best villages and beaches for dog walking in the UK. It ranked fourth in the top 10 by Tripadvisor.

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round, with a dog-free zone on the first 200 yards of the beach.

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