Felbrigg Lodge Hotel is a convenient base to visit and pursue a very diverse selection of hobbies and interests and activities, and offers something for the whole family from toddlers to grandparents.
Beaches a few miles from the hotel
The beaches of north Norfolk are superb whether it be winter or summer. One of its greatest assets are miles and miles of empty sand for walking and blowing away the cobwebs or to allow junior to build sandcastles. Beaches of note include Holkham, Cromer, West Runton, Overstrand, Mundesley, Happisburgh and Sea Palling.
We would be pleased to advise on stables suitable for beginners or the more advanced the area has numerous bridleways.
Walking/Cycling (leave the car at the hotel for the day)
Felbrigg Lodge Hotel is situated just on the edge of the Quiet Lanes Project and is an excellent base for walkers and cyclists. Other routes to be enjoyed are the North Norfolk Coastal Path and the Weavers Way.
Golfing ( just 4 miles from the hotel )
There are numerous courses within 30 minutes of Felbrigg Lodge Hotel, Royal Cromer 4 Miles, Sheringham 7 Miles, Mundesley and West Runton both 5 miles and 9 holes, Wensum Valley Golf Club 17 miles, Marriot Sprowston Park 17 miles, Weston Park 20 miles, Royal Norwich 22 miles, Barnham Broom 28 miles and further afield Hunstanton and Brancaster. Green fee discounts are available at some courses and tee times can be arranged.
Fishing and Sea fishing
North Norfolk is a fishermans paradise with Course Carp Trout and sea fishing opportunities too numerous to mention. Please contact Felbrigg Lodgehotel for more details.
Pheasant Partridge and other shooting available in season - please contact us and we will see what we can do to meet your requirements.
Birdwatching ( we can organise personal guided trips )
The coastal marshes at Cley and Blakeney and Morston just 25 minutes from Felbrigg Lodge Hotel are internationally known for there wonderful variety of Turns, Waders, Geese; further on Titchwell is another favourite with our guests. The Norfolk Broads especially the Hickling Nature Reserve is a must for the avid twitcher.
Coastal and broadland sailing courses are available please let us know your requirements and we will do all we can to find out more.
Guests will enjoy the north Norfolk Railway from Sheringham to Holt and the Bure Valley narrow gauge Railway from Aylsham to Wroxham which can be linked to a boat trip on the Norfolk broads.
Other Attractions for Children
Animal Adventures at Cromer and Banham Zoo. Scary adventures at the Dinosaur Adventure Park, Equestrian fun at the Norfolk Shire Horse Centre. The Bygone Village an opportunity for granny and granddad to show the grandchildren how life was like in their childhood. The Splash Indoor Leisure Centre with its swimming pool and wave machines.
Whether looking to retire to the area or seek a second home, Felbrigg Lodge Hotel with its central location makes an ideal base from which to seek out your country cottage ,family home or country mansion. Proprietors Philip and Dee Dee Lomax will be pleased to offer advice on agents, solicitors etc.
Norwich is the nearest city being approximately 20 miles away from the hotel steeped in history with its magnificent cathedrals and Castle Museum. Excellent shopping, numerous cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants. In addition Norwich is also home to the University of East Anglia near to the Sainsburys Art Centre. Norwich airport offers flights to many other UK destinations and has a regular flights to and from Skipol International Airport in Holland for flights worldwide.
Wroxham 7 miles from the hotel
The Heart of The Norfolk Broads the ideal place to take a guided tour of the broads or to hire your own launch. Another trip enjoyed by many of our visitors is to catch the boat train from Aylsham, travel by steam on the narrow gauge Bure Valley railway and then transfer to the water to enjoy the broads. For Anglers there is an excellent tackle shop, and for general shopping visitors will discover Roys of Wroxham to be an excellent choice.
Cromer 3 miles from the hotel
The home of the Cromer Crab - this delicacy is available nearly all year round and features regularly on the menus at Felbrigg Lodge. Early risers can enjoy a walk along the promenade to watch the crab fisherman bringing ashore their catches. Cromer is also known for its End of the Pier Theater, many guests return especially to enjoy the yearly shows. The pier is also home to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and its magnificent lifeboat. In the Cromer Museum there is a lot of information on the many daring rescues and its heroic crew members from over the years. Cromer, like many of Norfolks small towns has recently benefited from European Union funding for urban regeneration with improvements to parks and footpaths etc.
North Walsham 8 miles from the hotel
A small market town with the usual array of shops and banks. Paston Grammar School being where the Admiral Lord Nelson was educated. The local rugby club has done the town proud becoming the most successful team in Norfolk for the past several years playing host to sides as well known as Saracens, London Irish etc.
Aylsham 6 miles from the hotel
Another small market town well known for its Monday auctions at GA Keys Salerooms of Furniture, Bric a Brac, fresh produce and its frequent fine art and antique auctions.
Reepham 12 miles
A Visit to Kerrys Pine Shop and Emporium of Candles Cards and Smellies is a must; have a wander and enjoy a morning coffee or afternoon tea in their excellent tearooms. The old railway station where Kerrys is located makes an ideal base from which to park and go for a walk or cycle ride along the Marriot Waythe route of the old rail line either head towards Norwich or back to Aylsham.
Holt 8 miles from the hotel
Gents lock away your credit cards - this Georgian market town is for the discerning shopper with quality featured wherever you go. Larners Family Delicatessen, Bakers Fine China, numerous antique shops, a visit to the old chapel is highly recommended. Girls - the dress shops are superb, sorry boys!! A visit to the Holt Christmas lights is highly recommended, also for the kids take the steam railway from Sheringham.
Fakenham 15 miles
Market Day is on Thursday in Fakenham. In addition to the main auction rooms, there is also a large amount of private stallholders selling anything and everything, it is well worth a browse. Additionally Fakenham is another venue for antique hunters. Also regular national hunt race meetings are held in the town.
Great Yarmouth 18 miles
Again, well known for its race meeting held throughout the year. Additionally various pier shows with a variety of well known stars such as Jim Davidson. Another major attraction is The Pleasure Beach with its roller Coaster and Log Flume rides etc.