A quintessential Norfolk village
A small village, slightly inland from Hunstanton, Ringstead has a good village shop combined with a large antique centre.
There is a garden centre, village hall, and the popular Gin Trap pub and restaurant.
The village is near to the north Norfolk coast with its many attractions. The Hunstanton Golf Club and the Royal West Norfolk Golf Club are both relatively close-by.
Hunstanton is a traditional, unspoilt coastal town, the perfect spot to enjoy a walk on the beach and a tasty fish and chip supper, but for those lucky enough to call it home, this Victorian gem has so much more to offer.
Established in 1846 by Henry Le Strange as a bathing resort designed in a Victorian Gothic style, the esteemed townsman wisely led the development of a railway from King’s Lynn to enable day-trippers to reach the ‘new town’ – a canny investment as the route was later to become the most profitable in the country.
Holidaymakers still Mecca to Hunstanton, many staying at Searles Leisure Resort which opened as a caravan park in 1936. Wile away an afternoon on the water with a boat trip on its Wash Monster, ride the carousel at the fairground or keep it traditional and feed the penny slots at the arcades. The town’s Princess Theatre, renamed in the 80s in honour of Lady Diana Spencer, features a year-round programme of live performances, film screenings plus a seasonal panto. Golfers of all ages can try their hand with a mini golf course and pitch and putt on the cliff-top, plus a renowned Links course in neighbouring Old Hunstanton.
Facing west across The Wash, ‘sunny Hunny’ as the locals fondly call it, is famous for its incredible sunsets and in the summer months it’s customary to head to the green, beach or one of the Victorian squares to watch the daylight slowly fade.