Visit Hunstanton and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Hunstanton, Norfolk. A resort, or almost two resorts, on the west coast of Norfolk, facing into the Wash. One of its features is the vast beach, shingle and sand, backed by cliffs. Old Hunstanton was the home of the le Strange family for 900 years and their hall was a moated mansion which has suffered in two severe fires, one in 1853 and the other in recent times. The Church of St Mary was extensively restored in the 19th century but has an interesting porch, traceried as if it were a window, and an east window of five lights with unusual tracery. There is a simple Norman font and a 16th-century screen. Among the good collection of brasses is that to Sir Henry le Strange, d. 1506, and the even earlier one to Edmund Greene and his wife, c. 1480.
Just to the south is Hunstanton proper, sometimes known as St Edmund's after the church of that name, built in 1865. A window shows the saint landing on the coast, a site supposedly marked by a chapel near the lighthouse. On the green is the shaft of the village cross which once stood in the old village. Much of the town is, like the church, Victorian as it was built at the same time as the extension of the railway line from King's Lynn. Perhaps the most famous feature is natural, the striped cliffs to the north of the pier.
Nearby towns: Fakenham, King's Lynn, Skegness, Wells-next-the-sea
Nearby villages: Anmer, Bagthorpe, Barmer, Bircham Newton, Brancaster, Burnham Deepdale, Burnham Market, Castle Rising, Dersingham, Docking, East Rudham, Flitcham, Great Bircham, Harpley, Heacham, Hillington, Holme next the Sea, Ingoldisthorpe, New Hunstanton, Sandringham, Sedgeford, Shernborne, Snettisham, Stanhoe, Syderstone, Thornham, Titchwell, West Rudham, Wolferton
Have you decided to visit Hunstanton or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Hunstanton bed and breakfast (a Hunstanton B&B or Hunstanton b and b)
- a Hunstanton guesthouse
- a Hunstanton hotel (or motel)
- a Hunstanton self-catering establishment, or
- other Hunstanton accommodation