The town is linked to Pocahontas the Indian
Princess and in St. Mary’s Church there is a memorial carved by a pupil of
Rodin (Otillea Wallace) to the Algonquinn Indian Princess ‘Pocahontas’. In
the memorial Matoaka Rebecka Pocahontas is dressed in the fashion of the
time Jacobean England early 1600s, with a stylish trilby hat and large
Heacham is a good location for a family beach holiday, the town has a good range of shops and there are restaurants and a number of country pubs.
Down the road is Caley Mill an early 19th century water mill and the home of ‘Norfolk Lavender’. This fragrant place contains a collection of all the known varieties of lavender and is open to the public.
The Royal Estate of Sandringham is eight miles away and the busier seaside resort of Hunstanton with its funfair, indoor swimming pool, sporting facilities and theatre just three miles away. Round the coast birdwatchers will find RSPB Snettisham with its wildlife spectacle of tens of thousands of wading birds.
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