A Weekend Trip to Norfolk

Almost exactly a month ago, I took a trip to Norfolk for the weekend. I’ve been meaning to write this post basically since the day I got back, but I had other posts that needed to go up at a certain time and this had to take the back bench for a little while. But… now it’s here! You’re so welcome.

My family takes a trip to Norfolk usually at least once a year – it’s not necessarily my favourite place to go in the UK (that’s probably Devon), but it is a great place to escape the world for a short weekend.

I didn’t photography every element of this trip because I wanted to spend quality time with my family, but I thought I’d show you some of the places I visited (which was basically just the beach) and a few of the meals I ate.

We stayed in a cute barn conversion that had so many photo opportunities, it was an Instagram dream (seriously, check out my Instagram to see it in all its glory).

I’m a sucker for exposed beams and beachy decor so this place was right up my alley – it really gave me so much interior design inspiration because it was so aesthetically pleasing.

We spent most of our time around the house (when we weren’t at the beach) because Norfolk gets cold and my body just isn’t made for that kind of weather. It’s manageable for a few hours to go for a coastal walk, but I really couldn’t take much longer than that.

Our beach of choice for this trip was Holkham, we just really loved the surrounding walks and the sand dunes were extra pretty.

Obviously it wasn’t the nicest time of year to go to the beach, but I do really love getting to the ocean any time I can. There was also a walk around the beach through a pine forest (great for photos and a lot warmer) which we ended up doing both days because it was just so pretty.

My favourite thing about this beach was that it wasn’t massively busy, so you could wander anywhere and feel like you were in your own little world.

The first day we went to lunch at The Jolly Sailors (which we all refer to as Jolly’s, but I don’t know if that’s an everybody thing or just my family’s thing).

I love Jolly’s because it has such a chill atmosphere, good and quick food and a majorly extensive rum list – which obviously is my favourite part.

I always get a rum and ting because that’s one of my favourite drinks, and the pizzas are such a good choice that I rarely ever get anything else.

When we got back we went into town to get a cocktail – because we were also there to celebrate my mum’s birthday. We went to No. Twenty9 in Burnham Market, which is so cute and a really great place to unwind.

My mum got an Irish Coffee which was so good – especially after the freezing weather – and I had a whiskey sour that was crazy delicious. We only sat in the bar area, but the restaurant is supposed to be really good too.

I didn’t do anything else particularly interesting that first full day because we were all pretty exhausted, so we mostly just watched tv, ate cheese and went to bed (which, truthfully, is my perfect evening, but is also why I’d be the least successful vlogger because I never do anything interesting).

The last day we went to the beach (again) and went for an even longer walk this time. My dogs absolutely love running and chasing each other through the sand, so they love nothing more than walks like that.

After our walk we went for a Sunday roast (which I forgot to photograph because I was so hungry), and then we headed home!

It was a super chilled out trip just spent enjoying each other’s company and being outdoors – at least for a little while!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, let me know in the comments whether you’ve been to Norfolk and some of your favourite things to do there! See you next time,

A x


  1. February 12, 2019 / 10:34 AM

    I’m actually from Norfolk so I was so excited when I saw this post from you! I’ve actually never been to Holkham before but it’s so high on my list. I’ve heard it’s such an amazing beach. I definitely need to visit it sometime this year. Loved this post x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

    • February 15, 2019 / 9:50 AM

      No way that’s awesome! Yeah it’s really gorgeous, you’d love it. Thank you! X

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