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Budle Bay, Northumberland.  June 2004

Budle Bay in the county of Northumberland

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Pictures of Salthouse

a Seaside Town in the county of Norfolk

About Salthouse

Salthouse is a delightful coastal village lying beneath soft rose-tinted Norfolk skies between the splendid resorts of Cley-next-the-Sea and Sheringham.

The village is renowned as a haven for wildlife, it is the place to go in winter if you want to see a good migratory flock of Snowbuntings, and other migratory birds who invade the area in vast numbers.

There is much to interest the visitor in this pleasant seaside village; the village church dedicated to St. Nicholas has been a place of worship for over 500 years. The church was endowed by Sir Henry Heydon of Baconsthorpe in 1503, it stands in a picturesque location on a small mound, set stark against the background of the sea. The interior of the church is calm and very serene, it has many beautiful church treasures and is surrounded by a lovely church-yard covered with old graves and tombstones. Apart from being a place of Christian worship, the church makes an inspired choice of venue for concerts and local exhibitions.

At one time it would appear that a Smock-mill stood just a short distance from the church, this features on ancient maps and in two paintings, one of which is a watercolour by noted Norwich landscape artist, John Thirtle (1777-1839).

Salthouse is an ideal place from which to explore the heritage of Norfolk and its fascinating coast. In the area there is a wealth of holiday accommodation including self-catering cottages, friendly bed and breakfast homes, inns and hotels. Pubs to visit include the Dun Cow, here the visitor can enjoy open fires in winter, as well as good food, fine wines and beers. There is a pleasant courtyard garden for "alfresco" eating, and good views all around.

Part of the charm of Salthouse is that it has remained largely unaltered for a longish period of time, thus it is a designated conservation village with a lovely unhurried pace - perfect to relax and unwind.

Activities in the region include delightful walks along the marshes to discover the areas abundant wildlife, and sea-fishing.

Recommended towns & villages near Salthouse

Blakeney, Norfolk

Blakeney (83 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Norfolk

(3.3 miles, 5.3 km, direction W of Salthouse)

The 100ft tower rising above the Church of St.Nicholas is a landmark that can be seen for miles around. At the eastern end of the church, a smaller tower acts as a beacon to guide vessels to the safety of Blakeney Harbour...

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Sheringham (98 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Norfolk

(5.0 miles, 8.0 km, direction E of Salthouse)

This delightful resort grew up from what was once a small fishing village, some of the old cottages belonging to the fisher-folk of yester-year still survive close to the shore at the far end of the town...

A picture of Binham Priory

Binham (18 Pictures) in the county of Norfolk

(6.5 miles, 10.5 km, direction SW of Salthouse)

This gorgeous village is set in a peaceful valley inland from Stiffkey, it is renowned for the romantic ruins of a great Benedictine monastery, founded by the side of the Stiffkey River in 1090...

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East Runton (28 Pictures) in the county of Norfolk

(7.6 miles, 12.3 km, direction E of Salthouse)


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Cromer (231 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Norfolk

(8.9 miles, 14.3 km, direction E of Salthouse)

Famous for delicious Crab for which folk still travel for miles to catch fresh, or buy from the quayside...

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Stody Lodge Gardens (22 Pictures)

(6.3 miles, 10.2 km, direction S)


Binham Priory near Stiffkey and Wells-next-the-Sea.

Binham Priory (39 Pictures)

(6.6 miles, 10.6 km, direction W)

Binham Priory is thought to have been built during the 12th-century by Pierre de Valoines a nephew of William the Conqueror. The.....

Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk

Felbrigg Hall (35 Pictures)

(7.6 miles, 12.3 km, direction E)

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Mannington Hall, Norfolk

Mannington Hall & Gardens (3 Pictures)

(8.3 miles, 13.3 km, direction SE)


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Blickling Hall (73 Pictures)

(11.2 miles, 17.9 km, direction SE)

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Holkham Hall

Holkham Hall (37 Pictures)

(12.1 miles, 19.4 km, direction W)


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(16.4 miles, 26.4 km, direction S)


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