Visit Cromer and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Cromer, Norfolk. A delightful seaside resort dominated by the splendid tower of SS. Peter and Paul, which, 160 ft high, is the tallest in the county. Originally a small fishing village, Cromer rose to popularity in the 19th century. The cottages of the original village are picturesquely grouped around the church on top of the cliffs, and the later developments are along the terraces and cliffs.
The church is mainly Perpendicular and the tower with its decorated battlements and pinnacles very impressive. The interior with lofty arcades and tower arch includes a chancel rebuilt in 1887-9 by Sir Arthur Blomfield.
From the cliff gardens pathways lead to the generally sandy beach which provides excellent bathing. The storm of 1953 damaged the pier, which has since been rebuilt. From the pier is launched the famous Cromer lifeboat, the Henry Blogg, named after the remarkable coxswain who saved so many lives in the period 1909-47. Before his death in 1954 he had been awarded 3 gold and 3 silver medals, the B.E.M. and the G.C.
Also to the east is the lighthouse, open to the public on occasions. The rather grand Victorian hotels and the Town Hall typify the respect of the 19th century for wealth and solidity.
The cliffs are a favourite haunt of geologists and fossil hunters, and cliff top walks with fine views may be taken to north and south.
Nearby towns: Aylsham, Blakeney, Holt, North Walsham, Sheringham
Nearby villages: Mundesley, Overstrand, Roughton, Southrepps, West Runton
Have you decided to visit Cromer or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Cromer bed and breakfast (a Cromer B&B or Cromer b and b)
- a Cromer guesthouse
- a Cromer hotel (or motel)
- a Cromer self-catering establishment, or
- other Cromer accommodation