The Village of Ringstead in Norfolk
A visitors guide to the inland village of
Ringstead located in North West Norfolk. The village lies slightly inland
from the North Norfolk coastline on the ancient Peddars Way a long
distance footpath. Surrounded by gently rolling landscape, wildlife
flora and fauna, it's a perfect spot for those looking for a peaceful base
yet close enough to all the visitor attractions that this part of Norfolk
has to offer. Many people visit the North Norfolk Coast for the
wonderful bird watching that the area presents and ornithologist are well
catered for with a number of reserves nearby with resident species as well
as visiting rare migratory birds. The royal residence of Sandringham is
close to Ringstead, this is the country retreat of the Royal Family built
by King Edward VII and passed down as a private home through generations
of monarchs. It has both a lovely house, grounds and an interesting museum
to be explored.
Just over two miles away from Ringstead is the picturesque coastline and
golden sands of the north Norfolk beaches of Brancaster and
Holme-next-the-Sea. Also within easy reach are a number of Golf Course,
one of which is a championship course. For those looking for
traditional seaside fun then a visit to the Victorian seaside resort of
Hunstanton with its beaches, pitch and putt, crazy golf, theatre and
gardens overlooking the sea.
The village of Ringstead benefits from an excellent pub, the 17th century
Gin Trap Inn, and a village shop/post office. Also in the village is
Ringstead Downs an eleven hectare nature reserve of rolling chalky
landscape with wonderful views.
Many other attractions abound catering for all tastes and ages and there
is plenty of occupy the visitor to this area.
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