The Village of Warham in Norfolk

Warham Norfolk Holidays

A visitors guide to the village of Warham in Norfolk located under four miles from the North Norfolk coastline. The small quiet inland village of Warham with its quaint flint and cobble cottages retains its old world charm.  Here the only sound one hears in summer months is the gentle buzz of a lawnmower or the clink of glasses at the outside seating area of the local inn. Warham is a good location for those looking for a quiet base and yet within easy reach of the sea.

To the south of the village, on a rise overlooking the river Stiffkey, are the remains of an iron age fort known as Warham Camp, one of the best examples of an Iron Age camp in England.  

A huge earthwork situated in area of approximately three acres. This site has been preserved and walks and tours are sometimes arranged by the Cromer Museum. It is believed that the Iceni tribe may well have lived here.

There is a delightful brick and flint alehouse in the village of Warham, The Three Horseshoes, which is renowned for good, home-made food with soups and pies dominating the menu. When you step through the doorway of this village pub it's very much like stepping back in time as its stuffed full of interesting memorabilia. 

Have a look at the pub ceiling where you will see a odd red and green dial, which is called a twister and used to be for playing village roulette.

Just 2 miles away is the seaside town of Wells-next-the sea with all its hustle and bustle and miles of pine fringed beaches. Here you will find a harbour; a narrow gauge Railway from the Quay to the beach and the Wells - Walsingham light Railway just outside town. The town offers a wide variety of shop and places to eat. The beach can either be reached by road, miniature railway or by a grass covered embankment that runs parallel to the main shipping channel, making it a pleasant amble. 

The village of Binham with its atmospheric ruins is also not far from Warham.  A Benedictine religious house founded in the late 11th century by a nephew of William the Conqueror, Pierre de Valoines. After surrendering to Henry VII, as part of the dissolution of the monasteries, the monastic buildings were mostly pulled down, until one of the workmen was killed, which the villagers took to be an omen of Gods Wrath, so stopped.  It is still used as a place of worship to this day and in the summer months services are held at the open air alter.  Its magical atmosphere and rich acoustics means that it also plays host to a number of concerts during the summer months.

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