The small quiet inland village of Warham with its quaint
flint and cobble cottages retains its old world
charm. Here the only sound one hears in summer
months is the gentle buzz of a lawnmower or the clink of
glasses at the outside seating area of the local inn.
Warham is a good location for those looking for a quiet
base and yet within easy reach of the sea.
To the south of the village, on a rise
overlooking the river Stiffkey, are the remains of an
iron age fort known as Warham Camp, one of the best
examples of an Iron Age camp in England.
A huge earthwork situated in area of approximately three
acres. This site has been preserved and walks and tours
are sometimes arranged by the Cromer Museum. It is
believed that the Iceni tribe may well have lived here.
There is a delightful brick and flint
alehouse in the village of Warham, The Three Horseshoes,
which is renowned for good, home-made food with soups
and pies dominating the menu. When you step through the
doorway of this village pub it's very much like stepping
back in time as its stuffed full of interesting
Have a look at the pub ceiling where you will see a odd
red and green dial, which is called a twister and used
to be for playing village roulette.
Just 2 miles away is the seaside town of Wells-next-the sea
with all its hustle and bustle and miles of pine fringed
beaches. Here you will find a harbour; a narrow gauge
Railway from the Quay to the beach and the Wells -
Walsingham light Railway just outside town. The town
offers a wide variety of shop and places to eat. The
beach can either be reached by road, miniature railway
or by a grass covered embankment that runs parallel to
the main shipping channel, making it a pleasant
The village of Binham with
its atmospheric ruins is also not far from Warham.
A Benedictine religious
house founded in the late 11th century by a nephew of
William the Conqueror, Pierre de Valoines. After
surrendering to Henry VII, as part of the dissolution
of the monasteries, the monastic buildings were mostly
pulled down, until one of the workmen was killed,
which the villagers took to be an omen of Gods Wrath,
so stopped. It is still used as a place of
worship to this day and in the summer months services
are held at the open air alter. Its magical
atmosphere and rich acoustics means that it also plays
host to a number of concerts during the summer months.