Set amidst the pleasant countryside of North Norfolk, Cromer is a vibrant town with a wide variety of attractions. The quaint narrow Victorian streets are home to some delightfully atmospheric pubs and there is a wealth of traditional seaside shops, restaurants and galleries. Once a small fishing village, Cromer became a distinctly upper class holiday resort during the Victorian era when it became a favourite destination for royalty. Full of character, narrow twisting streets and a lovely promenade overlook it’s sandy beach. Relax in the colourful gardens or take advantage of one of the many leisure activities on offer including bowling green, tennis courts, pitch and putt or maybe take in a show at the famous Pier Pavilion. As you would expect of a seaside town, Cromer is rich in fishing heritage and is world famous for it’s tasty crabs. The town has a proud tradition of the RNLI service and it has been said that the lifeboat is the lifeblood of Cromer – the museum offers a great insight into the service’s past history.
Hotel de Paris
A delightful and unusual Grade II listed building, the three star Hotel de Paris occupies one of the finest positions in Cromer, close to the shops and historic parish church and overlooking the beach and pier. The delightful restaurant is split into two sections with interesting stained glass windows and a small dance floor with entertainment most evenings. Other facilities include a magnificent reception lounge with splendid architectural detail, attractive bar overlooking the sea, small TV lounge and games room with pool, table tennis and darts. There is a lift in the hotel (although there are steps throughout and some bedrooms are accessible via stairs). All bedrooms are equipped with bath or shower and WC, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer and Freeview TV with radio channels.
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
One of the largest shows of its kind in Europe, Thursford Christmas Spectacular is an event not to be missed. Set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, with a cast of 130 professional singers, many of whom are West End performers, the three hour performance delivers an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It is a fast moving celebration of the festive season featuring a mix of both seasonal and year round favourites, with famous and much loved chart toppers being sung alongside traditional carols.