While Norfolk may be famous for its rugged natural beauty, wilderness, beaches and vast coastline, there are other attractions in the area worth visiting as well. These include cultural, shopping and entertainment venues in the city of Norwich, among a host of other attractions spread across the county.
If you intend to spend a holiday here and looking for North Norfolk accommodation there are a limited number of properties.
The Harper Hotel Norfolk offers both the comforts of a luxury hotel and spa, located in Langham in North Norfolk, offers a central location to explore the surrounding attractions in the county.
Some of the best art spots to visit in the area are:
Peter Coke Shell Gallery
Apart from being an accomplished film and television actor, Peter Coke had another artistic talent, which is on display in this gallery. The gallery is home to an impressive collection of items including castles, flower arrangements and ornate gardens, all painstakingly made from seashells from across the planet. Peter Coke had an innate talent for such artwork and collected and assembled the stunning art pieces by himself.
Le Strange Old Barns Antiques & Craft Centre
A stone’s throw from Hunstanton beach is Le Strange Old Barns, Antiques, Arts & Crafts Centre. It got its name from the Le Strange family who held the title of squires for centuries. The building exists since the 16th century and is the largest centre of arts, crafts and antiques in the county.
Located in the scenic Georgian surroundings of Holt is Bircham Gallery. Its collection includes ceramics, crafts, jewellery, British art (modern & contemporary), glass among other art mediums. Bircham Gallery has earned a reputation for showcasing the best of modern and contemporary English art in East England. Deborah and Chris Harrison established the gallery and it has been in business for more than quarter of a century. The gallery also promotes the work of new and upcoming local talent with various temporary exhibitions held through the year.
The Garden House Gallery and Shop
Located near Cromer Pier in Garden Street, the gallery was formerly the cottage of a fisherman. Built from flint and brick it houses spacious interiors with six rooms which house an eclectic mix of arts, crafts and gifts. The art and crafts are handmade by local artisans and artists. Apart from these, there is a good selection of gifts, including home accessories from across the country and even further. There always is something new added to the vast collection.
The Dragonfly Gallery
Among the many attractions in Wayland, the Dragonfly Gallery is the most popular. Located on Watton Street is a part of Wayland House. A community-owned gallery it promotes artists from all over East Anglia, with various exhibitions held all around the year. The exhibitions include an eclectic mix of art, photography, ceramics, textile and other media forms.
The most prominent landmark in the area, the castle has a more than 900-year-old history. It now is an art gallery and a museum with an exceptional collection of art, natural history and archaeology. It houses a vast collection of art treasures and is very popular with visitors.