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YHA Wells-Next-the-Sea offers small rooms, excellent facilities and is in the oldest part of this quaint fishing port. As East of England escapes go, this north Norfolk fishing town gets our gold medal! With wonderful wildlife, winding trails, serene salt marshes and a stretch of sandy beach, you'd be hard pressed to find somewhere more picturesque than Wells. Visit the Norfolk picturesque, fishing town, a great location for activity holidays and relaxing weekends away.
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About the area
The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.
Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.
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