The Old Rectory

Because the main dining area was being set up for a wedding later in the day, our final breakfast in the Old Vicarage took place in a more cosy dining area.

We loaded the car then headed off for King’s Lynn where we were going to stay for the remainder of our holiday. We had programmed the SatNav to include way marker destinations along our route.  After a while it became clear that the SatNav was not leading us to our first planned location, Horsey Thatched Church. By the time we realised the error it was not really feasible to backtrack. We had also missed out the coastal road that Mr C had been keen to drive along. This was a shame but we have it all to look forward to when we are next in the area.

Trimingham Church

St Botolph's Church

We carried on towards Cromer taking in a couple of churches along the way; Trimingham with its 15th century rood screen and St Botolph’s Church in Trunch with its early 16th font canopy. We parked in Cromer and walked along the seafront before heading into town in search of a crab sandwich.


Crab Sandwich

Cromer was absolutely heaving with people and a stark contrast to the tranquil setting of the Old Vicarage in Crostwick. Mr C noticed a place called Hot Rocks that advertised their seafood was brought in by their own fishing boat. The menu offered crab sandwiches so we took a seat inside and when they arrived the crab sandwiches were totally delicious.

The Old Bank Hotel

After we had lunched, we returned to the car via the seafront before heading to Wells-Next-The-Sea which was even more crowded than Cromer so we decided not to stop and headed straight to King’s Lynn where we checked into the Bank House Hotel and unloaded the car before walking into town for refreshments and a quick visit to King’s Lynn Minster. Because of flooding earlier in the week we were unable to see some of the Minster’s treasures but we enjoyed what we could see.

Kings Lynn Minster

Now it was time to freshen up in the hotel before dinner. We dined in the hotel restaurant where the food was delicious and the staff attentive. We had a nightcap in the bar and found it a refreshing change that the bar to stayed open for its advertised hours.

8 Comments CherryPie on Sep 2nd 2022

8 Responses to “Norfolk – Day Six”

  1. Hels says:

    Those old pleasure piers were Britain’s most valuable contribution to the world of leisure and holidays.

  2. Lovely photos. We found Cromer packed too some years ago on a cold March day. We didn’t linger! We went inland to a rather nice market town instead.

    • CherryPie says:

      The only reason we lingered was to experience the fresh crab from Cromer. The cafe was quiet and tranquil inside so it was worth suffering the crowds. I won’t be rushing back though.

  3. The Yum List says:

    Gosh that fat fries look like perfect seaside cuisine.

  4. Trimingham? Never heard of this place.
    Should pair with Birmingham to form sister cities. ;)