Area guides



A vibrant community to call home

area map
3 mins to Blickling
17 mins to North Walsham
32 mins to Norwich
bg placeholder

With picturesque surroundings, a vibrant community, and convenient amenities, Aylsham offers a peaceful yet connected place to call home.


Offering a delightful blend of rural charm and modern conveniences, the town centre lined with independent shops, charming boutiques, and local eateries. It is here where you’ll find everything from artisan products to everyday essentials, along with regular markets offering fresh produce and unique crafts.

Despite its small size, Aylsham offers an array of dining options to satisfy various palates. From traditional British pubs, such as The Black Boys Inn, serving hearty meals to afternoon tea at The Old Team Rooms, there’s something for everyone.

If you’re a family living in Aylsham, there are excellent educational facilities to choose from. The town is home to several primary schools, including John of Gaunt Infant and Nursery School and Aylsham High School for secondary education. Additionally, there are nearby options for further education, ensuring a solid learning environment for students of all ages.

Townsfolk really values community spirit and there are a host of recreational activities nearby. The Bure Valley Railway, a heritage railway which runs through scenic Norfolk countryside, is a popular attraction for locals and visitors alike. The National Trust’s Blickling Estate, with its stunning gardens and historic hall, provides a beautiful setting for leisurely strolls. At Christmas, the grounds and house are transformed into a mesmeric picture-perfect property, meaning that as the seasons change you can enjoy it all year round.

Nature enthusiasts will find plenty to explore in Aylsham and its surrounding areas. The Norfolk Broads, a network of rivers and lakes, offer opportunities for boating, fishing, and wildlife watching. Additionally, the North Norfolk Coast, with its stunning beaches and nature reserves, is within a short drive.

Aylsham’s proximity to Norwich is an added advantage. Norwich, with its rich history, cultural offerings, and excellent shopping facilities, is easily accessible, making Aylsham an ideal location for those who appreciate both rural and urban lifestyles.

When the bright lights start to call, direct train services to London and even has an air port, with regular services to Amsterdam.

If you’re looking for somewhere quaint, connected but with a countryside feel, Aylsham might be just for you.