10 Things to Do in Holt That You Shouldn't Miss
Discover the best top things to do in Holt, United Kingdom including Natural Surroundings, Baconsthorpe Castle, The Muckleburgh Military Collection, Norfolk Wildlife Trust Cley Marshes, Bakers and Larners of Holt, Langham Dome, Holt Antiques & Interiors Centre, The Shell Museum, Cley Marshes Nature Reserve and Beach, Holt Owl Trail.
1. Natural Surroundings
4.5 based on 124 reviews
A very special Wildlife Garden, Café, Nursery and Nature Reserve tucked away in the magical Glaven Valley. Re-opened for 2011 under new, friendly ownership. A wonderful place for families, a peaceful, inspiring place for everyone.Old and new friends will find a warm welcome our Little Café in the Woods, offering home-made soup and cakes, teas and snacks and freshly-brewed top quality coffee.Nature trails and activities for all the family, an unusual and interesting shop and a unique range of wild flower and cottage garden plants for sale. Free entrance to Café and shop, small charge for grounds and reserve. Find us just south of Glandford, our brown signs say 'Wildflower Centre'.
Reviewed By queeny1955 - Walcott, United KingdomWalcott, United Kingdom
We went today to this quirky cosy tearoom in the woods. So a beautiful location. The cafe is lovely with beautiful views. Tranquil and relaxing athmosphere. Nice choice of food. Yummy cakes. Friendly service. Not expensive. Highly recommended. Hope to com
2. Baconsthorpe Castle
4.5 based on 99 reviews
Reviewed By bluelizard - N WalesN Wales
15th century manor house with moat and mere
Located down a single track lane, we were the only visitors on a cold winters day. Historically known as Baconsthorpe Hall, this ruined, fortified manor house is linked to the dramatic rise and fall of the Heydons who lived here for 200 years. It was esta
3. The Muckleburgh Military Collection
4.5 based on 489 reviews
Extensive Military Collection of tanks, guns and military equipment including models, ammunition and light weapons. Open from Easter until the end of October.
Reviewed By Chris M - Leicester, United KingdomLeicester, United Kingdom
Just spent 2 1/2 hrs walking round this museum. Brought back some memories looking at the vehicles we used in the 80’s in Northern Ireland. Actually had the batons and helmets in the back we used. Some really good stuff to look at.
4. Norfolk Wildlife Trust Cley Marshes
4.5 based on 243 reviews
Cley Marshes is the oldest Wildlife Trust nature reserve in the country having been purchased in 1926 to be held "in perpetuity as a bird breeding sanctuary". Today Cley Marshes is one of the country's most popular birdwatching sites, attracting over 110,000 visitors each year. The award winning centre was opened in 2007 and features interactive interpretation, regularly changing exhibitions and a well stocked gift and book shop. There is also a large cafe which serves tasty local produce and offers panoramic views over the marshes and coastline. 2015 Has seen the opening of the new Simon Aspinall Wildlife Education Centre, which provides a fascinating and informative mix of interactive interpretation, exhibitions, events, activities and education programme.
Reviewed By Travellingmouse123 - Reigate, United KingdomReigate, United Kingdom
A pleasant afternoon bird watching
Lovely visit to this delightful place this afternoon. We lovel to walk through the reed beds and listen to the reeds rustling in the breeze. The hides are well thought out and well maintained. It is always a delight to see which species you will be lucky
5. Bakers and Larners of Holt
4.5 based on 46 reviews
The award winning Bakers & Larners has been established as a family run business for over 240 years in the delightful Georgian town of Holt. The shop has acquired the name of the 'Exceptional Department Store' and it is truly an abundant emporium, which can also be explored online. Our mission is to offer an extensive range of quality products, backed up with the great customer service. Our in-store departments include: Food Hall Fine Wine Department Delicatessen Cookshop Perfumes and beauty Housewares Garden Centre DIY department Intersport Menswear Ladieswear Number 10 Restaurant Soft Furnishings Store Furniture Store
Reviewed By UkGMan - St. Albans, United KingdomSt. Albans, United Kingdom
Worth a trip if you're a foodie
The food hall has a wide and surprisingly eclectic range of foods from around the world. We picked up a few bits and pieces we've not seen elsewhere or are a little hard to find (like Norwegian brown cheese for example). Butcher, cheese counter and deli t
6. Langham Dome
5 based on 93 reviews
A small but perfectly formed museum, created inside a WW2 anti-aircraft gunner training Dome in the middle of Langham Airfield in north Norfolk. We offer a wide variety of opportunities for learning and fun for all the family - informative displays and videos, online games, a dressing up cupboard, a training gun to have a go on, a picnic site and much more.
Reviewed By MCB8 - Biggin Hill, United KingdomBiggin Hill, United Kingdom
Well worth a Visit!
Small but perfectly formed! The Museum provides a fascinating insight to the role of Domes in training during the second World war, the stories of those who were based on Langham airfield and the technology which has influenced modern day computer games .
7. Holt Antiques & Interiors Centre
4.5 based on 39 reviews
The Antiques & Interiors Centre opened on the 2nd May in Holt. Shoppers will find antiques, interior decor, furniture, collectables, french, vintage and industrial items. Located 2 minutes from the historic Georgian town centre of Holt in North Norfolk, the big barn at Candlestick Lane, Thornage Road, Holt, NR25 6SU is now an exciting new antiques and interiors centre. Many dealers of vintage, antique and interior furnishers/designers have already taken a section in our new centre, which has filled up rapidly with a wonderful range of items.
Reviewed By kishere t - loughboroughloughborough
Great collection of rustic items
A mile or so outside Holt is this collection of farm buildings housing some interesting antique and collectors items. There are things that you might have thrown out a few years ago alongside some genuine antique pieces. The prices are a little steep but
8. The Shell Museum
4.5 based on 31 reviews
Reviewed By Leapingferret - Colchester, United KingdomColchester, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit
A beautiful untouched Edwardian museum. Well worth a visit. The John Craske tapestry is worth the entrance price alone. Be prepared to spend some time and read the labels and immerse yourself in a bygone age. Engaging curator and don't miss the carrilion
9. Cley Marshes Nature Reserve and Beach
4.5 based on 30 reviews
Reviewed By Jimhough - Fakenham, United KingdomFakenham, United Kingdom
A lovely beach
This is a lovely steep pebbly beach. Parking is £4 all day or £2.50 for half a day. Take care though as there are no toilets on the beach and also the longshore current can move you down the beach rather quickly.
10. Holt Owl Trail
4.5 based on 20 reviews
The Holt Owl Trail is a walking circular guided route around the historic Georgian town of Holt. By following the direction of the Owl featuring on each of the bronze pavement plaques, the trail unlocks many of the hidden Yards that are a tucked behind the main streets. The free illustrated Guide can be found in Holt which accompanies the trail and provides fascinating information.
Reviewed By shanes236 - Northamptonshire, United KingdomNorthamptonshire, United Kingdom
An excellent informative trail.
After parking in one of the few car parks in the centre of Holt,we decided to follow the recently completed owl trail.The beautiful Georgian town of Holt certainly has plenty of ''hidden away ''shopping yards so this trail really helped us to find our way