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What's in Binham ?

Binham is a small and friendly self-contained village with nearly 300 people. Howells, the general stores, sells petrol, a huge range of provisions, as well as alcohol and a wide variety of locally produced bedding plants.

A butcher’s shop provides a wealth of meat and game and delicatessen. Last, but definitely not least, the local pubs where the most difficult part of an evening is choosing what to eat.

There is also a series of classical concerts staged in the Priory in July and August, and an art exhibition in the Village Hall.

Binham has a stunning 12th Century Priory, where the nave is still intact and used for Parish services.

What Else is in the Area?

The Queen’s residence, Sandringham House, with extensive gardens and picnic areas, is near Kings Lynn.

National Trust properties in the area include the notable Blickling, Felbrigg and Oxburgh Halls.

Holkham Beach, just past Wells (five miles away) near Holkham Hall, boasts a huge sandy bay surrounded by pine woods. Wells beach is nearby where the cottage’s beach hut is available.

Blakeney is a beautiful coastal village where, in addition to sailing, there are walks across the salt marshes, regular exhibitions of paintings by local artists and a wonderful variety of freshly caught fish. Boat trips to the seal colonies are available from a number of operators. It's also one of a number of locations for which there are webcams - see how the weather is looking there today!

Fakenham, a large market town about ten miles away, has a selection of shops, including a second-hand book shop, and a bustling market on Thursdays.

For railway enthusiasts, the North Norfolk Steam Railway has re-opened a section of line from Sheringham to Holt.

For something slightly different, try the the Shell Museum at Glandford where the church chimes out hymns every three hours. Langham is also where the annual Street Fayre is held in July.

For something really different, if you fancy a midnight walk, go on a local ghost hunt to the priory over the road or to a number of other local haunted locations.

Alternatively, just relax with a round of golf at one of the well-known courses of Brancaster, Sheringham or Cromer.

More those with a more active aim, try some ideas from the Leicester Mercury's "get active in Norfolk".

Outside of the cottage
Birdwatching activities in Norfolk
The 11th century village priory, founded by the nephew of William the Conqueror
Beach huts on Wells-next-the-sea beach