Top coastal views from Thomas's tower

A church tower with stunning views of the North Norfolk coast begins its season of open days on May Bank Holiday Monday.Access to the top of Happisburgh's 110ft tall tower was improved in 2001 when a ladder to climb the final section was replaced by a staircase which is a memorial to local 12-year-old boy Thomas Marshall following his murder in August 1997.

A church tower with stunning views of the North Norfolk coast begins its season of open days on May Bank Holiday Monday.

Access to the top of Happisburgh's 110ft tall tower was improved in 2001 when a ladder to climb the final section was replaced by a staircase which is a memorial to local 12-year-old boy Thomas Marshall following his murder in August 1997.

Those tackling the 133 steps to the top can see spectacular views of the coastline and countryside, including 30 churches, two lighthouses, windmills, and even Norwich Cathedral 16 miles away on a clear day.

The sessions, subject to weather and services, (11am to 4pm unless stated) are: May 3 (1-4pm), 31 (1-4); June 2, 5, 9, 16, 19, 23, 30; July 3, 7, 14, 17, 21, 25 (1-4), 28; August 1 (1-4), 4, 7, 11, 15 (1-4), 18, 21, 25, and 30 (1-4).


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Entrance fees are �2 adults, �1 children with a minimum height of 4ft 7in.

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