Aldborough Norfolk
OS Grid: TG 181341 Approx 5.5m 8.9km From the Coast   View Google Map

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East: 618100
North: 334100
Latitude: 52 51' 37"
Longitude:1 14' 18"
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Longitude: 1.2383

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A visitors guide to the village of Aldborough located just under six miles from the North Norfolk Coast. This pretty little village, set in pastoral scenery, has over the years won the best kept village award. Its large triangular green of approximately seven acres, is bordered by houses dating from the 17th and early 18th centuries.  

The game of cricket has been played by the villagers for over 150 years. Some of the cottages that front onto the green are even named after cricketing terms. When the village team was made up from those who lived in these  houses, the occasional broken window was not a problem. Nowadays however any breakages must be paid for!

Now as ever the social life of the village centres around the green and the whole village turns out to watch the match. You can get a good view of this event whilst enjoying some refreshments from either of the two  village pubs, the 17th century Black Boys inn, or the Georgian Old Red Lion, both enjoy fine views of the game.

For Holiday Accommodation in Aldborough Norfolk and closeby - Self Catering - Holiday Cottages and Bed and Breakfast check out our Aldborough Holiday Accommodation Pages.

The Aldborough festival has been held here for over 700 years since King John presented the original charter to the village. This was an annual livestock fair and for the hiring of servants and labourers, nowadays it is possible to win a goldfish rather than to buy a sheep.

The village has a well stocked mini-supermarket with off licence, a butcher and childrens play area located on the common, walks nearby include the Long Distance Weaver's Way.

Aldborough is situated inland between the seaside towns of Cromer and Sheringham and the market town of Aylsham.  The National Trust properties of Blickling and Felbrigg are both within easy access and the historic city of Norwich some sixteen miles distance.