North Walsham is steeped in history dating back to Anglo-Saxon times. Close to the Broads National Park and north Norfolk coast, and surrounded by scenic countryside, North Walsham is an ideal holiday base to explore north Norfolk.
The market town, North Walsham, became a centre for weaving in the Anglo-Saxon era, along with the nearby village of Worstead (from where the cloth gets its name). The wealth generated, enabled the local people to build St. Nicholas Church which dates back to 1330. Its tall tower is the second tallest in Norfolk after Norwich Cathedral.
The market place houses a 16th century cross with clock, the focal point of the town, which was built to collect rent from the market traders. Today, a market runs on Thursdays and the rest of the town has plenty of shops,...