The village centre is dominated by a lovely 17th century Elizabethan Hall, which used to be the home of the Strickland family but is now a Sue Ryder home. The wonderful soaring spire of St. Mary’s church stands at 175 ft high and is visible form afar and makes a wonderful back drop to the village green especially when cricket is being played.
The church of St. Mary’s also has the most exquisitely decorated tracery flowers on the west window and it is certainly worth looking inside. Check out our myth and legend pages for the local ghost story attached to this church.
For golfers there are courses at Old
Hunstanton and Brancaster, both of
which are a short drive away.
The Royal Estate of Sandringham is nearby as well as Norfolk Lavender and for the children Snettisham Park as of course for everyone the local beach.
At high tide you will see the sand banks with their ancient and evocative names - Thief, Pandora, Seal, Old Toft, Friskney Flat, Blackguard and The Gat.
In 1976 after a devastating storm with very high seas, the foundations of a house were found on Snetisham beach. It turned out that these foundations belonged to a small bungalow which had been owned by Queen Alexandra and which she used on summer days, accompanied by servants and sometimes friends. Imagine that happening today with our current Queen.
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