North Norfolk – Walsingham Road (Next to All Saints Church, Burnham Thorpe Norfolk PE31 8HL UK –
Norwich – Studio 24, Roundtree Way, Norwich, NR7 8SX
Open: Tuesday – Sunday & Bank Holidays 10am – 5pm
Map – Accommodation – Transport links below
Burnham Thorpe is a beautiful village located within a conservation area and landscape of architectural and historical interest, which combined with the local coastal area, offers a multitude of creative sources for students attending SALT’s courses.
The village is the birthplace of Lord Nelson and SALT’s studio is situated next to the 13th Century church All Saints, of which Lord Nelson’s father’s was the Rector and lies buried in the church.
The village also has the renowed public house the Lord Nelson and boast an excellent range of local accommodation, from camping, B&B, self-carting cottages and hotels, and is 10 minutes from Deepdale Camping, listed in the Cool Camping UK guide.
Burnham Thorpe is also a 10 minute drive to Holkham Beach, Awardee for the third consecutive year for the Best British Beach in Coast Magazine.
The village is also a five minute cycle ride from the chic boutiques and picturesque village of Burnham Market and Holkham Hall Estate and short drive to the ancient ruin of Creek Abbey, the Shrine of Lady Walsingham and the nature reserves of Blakeney Point, Cley and Salthouse and the kite surfers paradise of Brancaster and Hunstanton. See Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
A selection of places to stay are linked below, including hotels, self-carting and B&B to award winning hostels and camps sites in Burnham Thorpe and surrounding North Norfolk coastline:
SALT glass studios is next to All Saints Church and the Manor House. See Road Map below.
If you are coming from London take the M11, then the A11, turning off to Swaffham. This is usually quicker that the A10.
If you are coming from the Midlands head to King’s Lynn and either take the A149 coast road or A148.
If you coming from Norwich take the A1067 to Fakenham and then the A148 and B1355 towards Burnham Market.
Burnham Market is on the B1355 and the nearest village to Burnham Thorpe. As you reach the outskirt of Burnham Market you will reach Burnham Market Garage on the left side of the road. Just after the garage you take a direct right turning for Burnham Thorpe. As you enter the Burnham Thorpe take a direct first left turning towards All Saints Church.
For traffic reports visit www.frixo.com
The area is well served by national coach, local buses and rail services.
We would recommend arriving at Kings Lynn by train, on the service run by First Capital Connect (approximately 1hr and 40mins direct from London Kings Cross), and then catching a local bus to Burnham Market. Bicycles are also allowed on the train.
Click on the picture to check national coach times and to book tickets. We would recommend arriving at King’s Lynn bus station on a National Express bus service and then cycling or catching a local bus to Burnham Market. Some national coaches allow bicycles by prior arrangement, check before you book your tickets.
Click on the bus for local bus times, enter Burnham Thorpe. as your destination and you’ll be given the information you require.
The usual bus service to Burnham Market is the Coast Hopper bus service run by Norfolk Green, which runs along the coast. It’s a fantastic service for those staying as you can visit almost anywhere on the coast using the bus.
The Coast Hopper service runs from Hunstanton to Sheringham, often from King’s Lynn and Cromer, which links up with the trains from Norwich to Sheringham and the trains from London to King’s Lynn. Website: www.travelineeastanglia.co.uk
National Cycle Route pass inland Burnham Thorpe. This forms part of the North Sea Cycle Route and the national network of cycle routes. A new Norfolk Coast Cycle Route has just been launched. Wagn allow you to bring your bike on the train, so why not catch the train to King’s Lynn and then cycle onto us.
The Norfolk Coastal Path stretches from Hunstanton to Cromer. Peddars Way is not far away and links with the Norfolk Coast Path.
Our nearest airport is Norwich. flybe fly into Norwich from destinations across the UK and Europe, including Paris, Exeter and Edinburgh. KLM fly into Norwich from around the world via Schipol Airport, Amsterdam.
For the major London airports, Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton, there is a coach service to Norwich run by National Express.
Places to Visit
A selection of places to visit are linked below:
Burnham Market – www.burnhammarket.co.uk
Burnham Marketis a traditional Norfolk village with a central green which is surrounded with shops for all your needs, including a Baker, Butcher, Delicatessen, Fishmonger, Minimarket and much more. Also known as “Chelsea-on-sea” Burnham Market also has a series of trendy shops, clothes boutiques, antique shops, restaurants and art galleries providing interest for all, including two pubs the Nelson and the Hoste Arms.
Burnham Overy Staithe is on the coast and provides moorings and launching for boats.
Deepdale and Burnham Norton are all small residential villages. The countryside around the Burnhams is very attractive, making walking between the villages a great thing to do on a fine day.
Local Links- Places to Visit
Holkham Hall – “The jewel in Norfolk’s crown.”
Houghton Hall – Stately home, tourist attractions, gardens, museum.
Sandringham Estate – Norfolk retreat of HM The Queen.
Pubs and Restaurant
Nelson’s Local – The Lord Nelson in Burnham Thorpe, EDP Pub/Restaurant of 2004.
Thams Dukes Head – Chinese food with a Malaysian influence, West Rudham.
Clubs and Societies
Brancaster Staithe Sailing Club – Active club, based on the North Norfolk coast.
Burnham Market on TourNorfolk – A guided tour of the Burnhams in pictures.
GENUKI Burnham Market – UK and Ireland Geneology.
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