Things to do

There are so many things to see and do within a few miles reach of Priory Barns. Boat trips to see the seals at Morston, beautiful walks, fantastic beaches, stately homes and shopping.


Norfolk Stately Homes

Situated within an hour’s drive of 5 beautiful Norfolk stately homes, including Sandringham House, one of the Queen’s residences, and the stunning Holkham and Oxborough Halls, you can explore all the beauty and grandeur of Norfolk’s past.

  • Houghton Hall (40 minutes)

  • Sandringham House (50 minutes)

  • Oxborough Hall (60 minutes)

  • Holkham Hall (25 minutes)

  • Blickling Hall (30 minutes)


Browse the boutiques of Holt or Burnham Market, or scour the sales in one of Norwich’s shopping centres.

  • Norwich (60 minutes)

  • For a nice holiday type window shopping with a bit of lunch and a glass of wine:

  • Burnham Market (30 minutes)

  • Holt (15 minutes)

  • Fakenham (20 minutes)

  • Sheringham (25 minutes)

  • Wells-next-the-sea (20 minutes)

Other things to explore in Norfolk

There are loads of other activities available in the area, from crabbing on the coast to go-karting, seal watching tours to fishing.

  • Cycling (everywhere)

  • Crabbing (Blakeney 15 minutes)

  • Seal trips (Morston 10 minutes)

  • Riding at Walsingham (20 minutes)

Norfolk Beaches & Nature Reserves

With over 100 miles of coastline, stretching from nature reserves to Victorian seaside towns, Norfolk has so much to offer. 5 of the UK’s cleanest beaches, offering all the sun, sea and sand you could want – perfect for that relaxing coastal getaway.

  • Brancaster (45 minutes)

  • Holkham (30 minutes)

  • Wells – next – the – Sea (25 minutes)

  • Burnham Overy Staithe (30 Minutes)

  • Blakeney (15 minutes)

    Nature Reserves for bird watching:

  • Pensthorpe (15 minutes)

  • Welney Washes (35 minutes)

  • Cley Marshes (15 minutes)

  • Titchwell (40 minutes)

  • Sculthorpe Moor (20 minutes)

  • Holkham National Nature Reserve (20 minutes)

  • Blakeney National Nature Reserve (10 Minutes)


With 7 golf courses located close by, you will be spoilt for choice when looking to tee off. A far cry from noisy, suburban courses, relax and play at leisure with our stunning countryside and coastline providing the perfect backdrop to your game.

  • Kings Lynn (45 minutes)

  • Hunstanton (50 minutes)

  • Royal West Norfolk (45 minutes)

  • Sheringham (30 minutes)

  • Royal Cromer (35 hour)

  • Links Country Park 9 Hole (30 minutes)

  • Fakenham (20 minutes)

  • Swaffham (45 minutes)

  • Dereham Golf Club 9 Hole (35 minutes)