Burnham Market is well known for how well it has managed to keep its heritage and traditional values, but also move with the times and stay relevant without losing its charms. It is surrounded by nature reserves and lush countryside which is a constant reminder of its history as a thriving livestock market town. Visitors and locals regularly get a glimpse of what life was like with craft fairs and country shows that showcase the very best of North Norfolk’s artisan style and way of life form yesteryear as well as more recent times.
Burnham Market’s stunning landscapes can be best viewed by exploring the surrounding countryside on foot. Follow lanes and walkways, where you can witness Norfolk’s rich farmland and agriculture. A backdrop of yellow and purple flowers in the summer and beautiful dewy scenery in the winter. Take a walk along the banks of the River Burn and it will lead you all the way to Burnham Overy Staithe, where you can discover fresh and salt marshes that are perfect for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts alike. Quaint little fishing boats dot the shoreline and you may even see painters and photographers capturing the beauty of the area. Many of these can be bought from one of Burnham Market’s art galleries and are an excellent way of remembering your time there.
Back to Burnham Market’s centre and you will find plenty of retail therapy awaits you. Unlike city centre shopping, it is unlikely that you will ever have to queue here. Burnham Market’s boutiques deliver a peaceful shopping experience without any hustle or bustle.
The Hat Shop is a standout amongst the towns other excellent shops and has been since it opened for trading in 1987, offering every style of hat you can imagine for any occasion; starting with top hats and working through to baseball caps. The Hat Shop is the perfect place to search for something truly unique to wear to your next social occasion, with many a hat or fascinator from here being showcased at the local horseracing events such s Fakenham Racecourse.
There are also well-known brands in Burnham Market, with a thriving Jack Wills store and ‘coastal chic’ fashion brand Collen and Claire. Unique clothing brand Anna has been so successful in Burnham Market, they have now opened a store in London!
Burnham Market is full of little eateries, pubs and restaurants, with a lovely mix of modern menus in more traditional settings and you can discover some of the best plates of food here, most of which use local ingredients from both the land and the sea. Most places in Burnham Market are dog-friendly, making it the perfect place to go with the whole family and with popular seal-watching spots just around the coast in Blakeney, Burnham Market is perfectly placed to offer you all of the very best that North Norfolk has to offer.
Not far from Burnham Market you can find wonderful stately homes such as Holkham Hall, Houghton Hall and Sandringham House.
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