The Town of Burnham Overy in Norfolk

Burnham Overy Holidays

A visitors guide to Burnham Overy Town located in the North West of Norfolk. Burnham Overy parish includes the larger village of Burnham Overy Town and the smaller coastal village of Burnham Overy Staithe.  Both places are approached along the coastal A149 road through fields of cornfields and extensive views out to the marshes and mudflats and dunes.

Burnham Overy Staithe is a small coastal village with salt marshes and channels out to the ocean, which are only navigable to small vessels.  The area around here has been designated as a place of outstanding natural beauty.

Nearby Burnham Market has an attractive range of unusual shops gathered around its village green.  Inland is the village of North Creake where on its outskirts are to be found the remains of Creake Abbey, founded in about 1206, by Sir Robert de Narford. Under a mile away you will find Burnham Thorpe where Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson was born. Unfortunately, Nelsons birthplace was demolished just after his father's death and replaced by the present rectory, now only a roadside plaque marks the place where the old rectory stood and where Nelson grew up.

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