The Sandcliff Hotel
Telephone: 01263 512888
Fax: 01263 800088
How to Find Us
The Sandcliff Hotel is easy to find located on Runton Road along the seafront.
Travelling to Cromer is easy. If you are travelling by car, the main routes into Cromer are the A148 from King's Lynn and the A140 from Norwich.
If you are travelling by rail the railway station is just a 5 minute walk away from The Sandcliff Hotel. The trains to Cromer are via Norwich. Lines running into Norwich include Central trains running from Liverpool and Peterborough. First Capital Connect running to King's Lynn from London & Cambridge. National Express East Anglia runs from London, Cambridge and Ipswich to Norwich. Page 158 of National Rail's complete timetable shows these lines and tables 14 to 16 show the train times.
Or fly from many national and international airports into Norwich airport situated about 30 minutes away.
Cromer, famous for its wonderful crabs, pier and lighthouse, is dominated by its church located in the centre of the town. In summer months its 160 feet (49 metre) steeple that can be climbed via 172 steps to enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding area.
A ten minute walk from the Sandcliff is Cromer’s Victorian Pier with its award winning summer show. The pier also hosts many other events and concerts throughout the year including a popular Christmas show.
Although tourism plays a major role within Cromer, it still has deep- rooted links with the sea. Fishing boats can still be seen hauling in their fresh catch of Cromer crabs, which are considered to be the best you can get, and lobster which can then be bought in local shops. Steeped in history, there is a Museum in a group of old fishing cottages dedicated to the town and the fishermen. There is also the RNLI Henry Blogg Museum dedicated to the life of Henry Blogg and other lifeboatmen who risked their lives to help save others.
There is a long promenade running along Cromer’s stunning sandy beach overlooked by the town’s impressive Edwardian buildings, which perch high up on the cliff top.
The pier is home to a lifeboat station and a theatre, which, still offers traditional Christmas and summer shows. http://www.cromer-pier.com/
Things to do in North Norfolk
North Norfolk famous not only for being the birthplace of Lord Nelson in Burnham Thorpe just 30 miles from Cromer, is also renowned for its outstanding natural beauty and beautiful beaches. There are numerous nature reserves, costal walks and plenty of attractions that can be enjoyed all year round.
Situated close to Cromer are many areas of interest making Cromer an ideal base from which you can enjoy your holiday.
Thursford with its steam museum and famous Christmas Extravaganza is only a short drive away. Why not combine a trip to Thursford with a days shopping in Norwich for an ideal winter break.
Close to Cromer is Beeston Regis where the Priory Maze & Gardens can be found. Priory Maze & Gardens is becoming one of the most popular places to visit along the North Norfolk coast. The outstanding natural beauty of the gardens provides a haven for wildlife. At the Priory Maze & Gardens is the Foxglove T-room & Restaurant, which offers a warm and very friendly atmosphere in which to enjoy fresh home cooked food made from fresh locally sourced produce, mouth- watering cakes & desserts, alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages. http://www.priorymazegardens.com/
Just a 40-minute drive from Cromer is the multi award winning Pensthorpe Gardens located on the outskirts of Fakenham. Pensthorpe is renowed for its gardens (designed by two Chelsea gold medal winners), wildlife and conservation http://www.pensthorpe.com/.
Other attractions that can be enjoyed around North Norfolk include the Queen’s Sandringham Estate, Langham Glass and the Thursford Christmas Spectacular - a show that runs from early November through to Christmas and which people travel from all over the country to enjoy.
The medieval City of Norwich, is a vibrant and exciting city and just 24 miles away from Cromer. It offers superb shopping, cafes and restaurants, museums, theatres, galleries, exciting nightlife and a spectacular Cathedral which boasts the largest cloisters in Britain and the second tallest spire. The river Wensum runs through the city so after a hard day’s shopping you can sit back and enjoy a drink and a meal whilst watching the ducks and boats go by.
For those of you who love nature and wildlife there are many attractions in North Norfolk. There’s the famous Norfolk broads, seal watching, and many RSPB reserves to name but a few.
For the sports enthusiasts there is Fakenham Races with fixtures running throughout the year which offers an exciting day out and possibly some financial rewards?!! http://www.fakenhamracecourse.co.uk/
North Norfolk is also good for surfing and kite surfing for the really fit and energetic.
http://www.cromer-pier.com/ gives you information on forthcoming events
http://www.norwichairport.co.uk/ gives information on flights and the airport
http://www.theaa.com/travel/ for information on planning your route
http://www.networkrail.co.uk/ displays British Rails timetable
Tourist Information Centre:
The Bus Station, Prince of Wales Road,
Phone 01263 512497