Beeston Regis is located on the North Norfolk Coast.
Beeston is largely a residential town, but with a number
of interesting features for the visitor. The first being
Beacon Hill, which rises to over 300 feet and at its
base in summer you will quite often find fields of
poppies. Beacon Hill is a good vantage point and well
worth the climb for the views, both inland and out to
Beston Regis Heath is 30 acres of heath and woodland
with its circular pits originally called ‘Hills and
Holes’ in the first edition of the Ordnance Survey maps.
They are thought to date from prehistoric times and were
used to obtain iron ore which was then smelted in a
furnace during Saxon-Norman to Medieval times AD
850-1100. The Commons do have some waymarked
trails although those with a more adventurous spirit can
take smaller paths, however, as much of the Commons are
wet it is advisable to wear stout shoes or boots. There
are also extensive ruins of an Augustinian Priory
founded in 1197 within Beeston Regis.
The visitor attraction Priory Maze and Gardens has two
mazes set in gardens of ten acres, as well as a tea
room. Beeston Regis has a village shop and village
Under a mile round the coast is the larger seaside
resort of Sheringham
with its Steam Trains and train links to the city of Norwich.
A priory was
founded in Beston
Regis during the reign of King John and it is said that
the Dunstable Arms Inn at Beeston Regis has a tunnel
which runs from the building to the old priory site on
the side of the common.
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