Visit Aylsham and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Aylsham, Norfolk. A small town on the River Bure with an attractive market place to the north of which is the Church of St Michael, Decorated and Perpendicular. There is a two-story porch built in 1488, with good flush panelling. The font is 15th-century and has the arms of John of Gaunt on the shaft. The pulpit dates from 1637. There is a fine west gallery supported by posts and beams, some interesting stained glass and a number of monuments, including those to Humphry Repton, the famous landscape gardener and associate of Nash who died in 1818 and whose grave is in the churchyard, his body giving, as his own epitaph puts it, “form and colour to the Rose”.
Around the market place are several good buildings among which is the Black Boy Inn of the Queen Anne period. Close to the market place are several fine houses, The Knoll, c. 1700, Aylsham Old Hall, 1689, The Manor House, 1608 and many others. Half a mile to the south west are the remains of a windmill and not far away the former workhouse built in 1849 in Victorian Tudor style. Abbot's Hall, 1 mile to the north east, is contemporary with the manor house and is on the site of the house which belonged to the abbots of Bury St Edmunds. A similar distance to the north west stands Blickling Hall (National Trust).
Nearby cities: Norwich
Nearby towns: Cromer, Dereham, Holt, North Walsham, Sheringham
Nearby villages: Blickling, Cawston, Coltishall, Horning, Marsham, Reepham, Saxthorpe, Tuttington
Have you decided to visit Aylsham or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Aylsham bed and breakfast (a Aylsham B&B or Aylsham b and b)
- a Aylsham guesthouse
- a Aylsham hotel (or motel)
- a Aylsham self-catering establishment, or
- other Aylsham accommodation