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Places to visit

The Grain Store is ideally placed for easy access to countless attractions across Norfolk, from the historic sites of Norwich to beautiful beaches of the North Norfolk coast and stately homes dotted throughout the picturesque countryside. Below are just a few of our favourites places to visit.



Popular traditional seaside town, with sandy beach and varied attractions including North Norfolk steam railway

29km, 35 min drive


Wonderful seaside town packed with independent businesses and traditional attractions, including its Victorian pier. The Pier is home to the Pavilion Theatre, hosting the UK's only remaining traditional end-of-pier variety show each summer and winter.

30km, 36 min drive


Picturesque coastal village with pretty flint cottages and plenty of places to eat and visit. Blakeney National Nature Reserve offers a huge landscape of salt marshes and sand dunes home to a wide variety of wildlife. Blakeney Point has a colony of Grey seals with boat trips available to view them.

30km, 35 min drive


Pretty Victorian seaside village and sandy beach

35km, 40 min drive


Popular picturesque seaside town with sandy beach and plentiful dining, amusement and shopping options. Separate beach and town car parks.

40km, 39 min drive

Holkham Beach

Beautiful and huge sandy beach, great for long walks

45km, 48 min drive


Coastal village famous for its 18th century windmill, and adjacent to a nature reserve with fine coastal walks. Pottery shop, smokehouse and pubs.

29km, 35 min drive


Heydon Village

Beautiful and well-preserved village, centred on a traditional village green, with bakery, pub, and tea room

7km, 12 min drive or 22 min by bike


Famous National Trust house and estate, once home to the Boleyn family. Beautiful formal gardens, tours of the house, varied walks, bike hire, book shop and cafe.

14km, 18 min drive, or 40 min bike ride, mostly on Marriott's Way

Norwich Lanes

The Norwich Lanes are a series of alleyways, courtyards and open spaces whose medieval architecture is some of the finest to be found anywhere in the UK. Mainly pedestrianised, the Lanes and home to well over 300 independent retailers, cafès, restaurants, pubs and bars, there's something for everyone, morning, noon and night.

20km, 30 min drive


Charming Georgian town with plentiful boutique shops, cafes and pubs

22km, 28 min drive

Wroxham and The Broads

Wroxham provides a gateway to the Broads, the UK's water-based National Park. Here you can hire a boat or join a boat tour along the broads, to experience the unique landscape and varied wildlife. Wroxham is also home to Wroxham Miniature Worlds, the largest indoor modelling attraction in the UK, and is at one end of the Bure Valley Railway, connecting to Aylsham.

27km, 27 min drive


National Trust house and estate

30km, 35 min drive

Holkham Hall & Estate

Grand hall and estate

44km, 45 min drive


The Bug Parc

See hundred of rare and unusual invertebrates, with handling sessions for the brave and a good cafe and play area for everybody else!

3km, 5 min drive

Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

Brilliant dinosaur themed adventure park in the UK. Set in 85 acres of woodland, 25 dinosaur-themed attractions including splash park, indoor and outdoor adventure play area and Predator high ropes

6km, 10 min drive

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse; Museum of Norfolk Life

Wonderful attraction with lots to do and see, particularly for children. Museum of Norfolk Life provides a journey through rural Norfolk of previous generations. The Workhouse Museum brings to life the experience of the poor who used to reside there. Gressenhall Farm allows you to get close to a variety of animals on a working farm. There's a great adventure playground and always lots of activities for children, from craft to treasure hunts.

18km, 20 min drive


Internationally-recognised wetland nature reserve and gardens, with excellent Wild Rootz outdoor adventure playground, and Hootz House indoor playground for children.

21km, 22min drive

BeWILDerwood Adventure Park

Superb adventure park immersed in the enchanting world of Twiggles and Boggles. Hours of outdoor fun with wooden play structures, aerial ropewalks, climbing walls, mazes, storytelling, boat rides, marsh boardwalks and more in a beautiful forest setting

30km, 30 min drive


Whitwell Station

Heritage railway site just minutes walk from The Grain Store, located on the Marriott's Way. Steam train rides at weekends, plus museum, shop and cafe open during the week

1km, 10 min walk via footpath from Mill Road

Local churches

There are a range of interesting churches in Reepham and surrounding villages. In Reepham, there is the unique combination of 3 parish churches in one site, while Salle, Heydon, Booton Great Witchingham and Cawston churches offer a interesting architecture and history. The 'Ten Towers Trail' is a 15 mile walking route linking 10 churches in the area

1.4km, 15 min walk to Reepham

Bure Valley Railway

Narrow-gauge steam railway connecting Aylsham and Wroxham, with 29km round-trip passing through the beautiful countryside of the Bure Valley

14km, 17 min drive or 37 min by bike via the Marriott's Way

Museum of Norwich at The Bridewell

Fascinating exploration of the history of Norwich, from it's role as England's second city in 1700 through to the present day.

20km, 20 min drive

North Norfolk Railway

Heritage steam railway connecting Sheringham and Holt towns

22km, 28 min drive

Norwich Cathedral

Iconic landmark in Norwich for over 900 years, impressive architecture and history aplenty. Explorer backpacks available for children, and great Refectory Cafe.

22km, 30 min drive

Norwich Castle

900-year-old castle in the heart of Norwich, with gallery complex housing archaeology, natural history and art exhibits. Castle currently closed for refurbishment.

23km, 35 min drive

Sainsbury Centre

International art museum, home to world-class art collections from contemporary to anthropological, with outdoor sculpture park

26km, 30 min drive


Village steeped in history with a long history of religious pilgrimage dating back to the 11th century. Good pubs, great farm shop and access to the Wells & Walsingham miniature railway

29km, 30 min drive

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