Pictures of Salthouse
in the county of Norfolk
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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.
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