The Village of Aldborough in Norfolk
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
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 centers 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 the village pub, the 17th century Black Boys inn.
The Aldborough festival has been held here
for over 700 years since King John presented the original charter to the
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
The village has a well stocked mini-market /
Post office with off an off licence 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
The National Trust properties of Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Lodge are
both within easy access and the historic city of Norwich
some sixteen miles distance.
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