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From woodland walks to grand stately homes, small producers to global exporters, humble cafés to fine dining restaurants.  Read more about the people, businesses, venues and attractions in Wells and the wider region.


Seal Trip to Blakeney Point

Blakeney National Nature Reserve is famous for its wildlife, especially the Common and Grey seal colonies. The best way to see the seals is not by foot, but by boat! Take a ferry trip to Blakeney Point and observe these lovable creatures in their natural habitat.

The Poppy Line

The North Norfolk Railway, also known as The Poppy Line, is a heritage steam railway that runs between Sheringham and Holt. It offers a spectacular scenic ride along the coast and through the countryside, stopping at delightful Victorian stations.

Cycling at Blickling

The 4-mile multi-use trail at Blickling Estate provides smooth terrain whatever the weather, and takes you through ancient woodland, past striking landmarks, alongside open fields and farmland with sweeping views over the lake and back towards the hall.

The Lifeboat Horse

The Lifeboat Horse, made from steel bars and whisky barrels, was created by artist Rachael Long as a tribute to the horses that once pulled the town’s lifeboat. It stood in Wells harbour throughout summer 2018, and became a permanent fixture in 2019.

Eric’s Fish & Chips

Eric’s Fish & Chips in Thornham serves fresh and simple seaside favourites with a focus on sourcing the best possible produce. Don’t miss the home made chunky tartare sauce and local favourite, curry sauce. A traditional British fish and chip restaurant with a few modern twists.
Days Out

Holkham Hall

Holkham Hall is an 18th-century Palladian mansion situated just 2 miles from Wells. There are house and garden tours, cycle hire, canoes and kayaks, a deer park, an adventure playground, shopping, cafe, inn & restaurant. And the famous Holkham beach.
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The Picnic Hut

The Picnic Hut in Wells is a light bite café and takeaway serving all manner of delicious goodies including generously filled sandwiches, salads, soups, hot snacks, homemade cakes, smoothies, shakes, luxury ice cream, hot chocolate and Fairtrade tea and coffee.
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Whin Hill Cider

A small farm-to-table company dedicated to producing quality cider, perry and apple juice from locally grown ingredients using traditional methods. Their ciderworks and shop are conveniently situated in the centre of town with a beautiful, secluded courtyard and seating.
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Mrs Temple’s Cheese

Catherine Temple is famous for her delicious range of cheeses, handmade in North Norfolk at Copys Green Farm in Wighton, near Wells. The wide range of flavours and textures make Mrs Temple’s Cheese the perfect choice for a cheeseboard.
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The Real Ale Shop

The finest real ales made from the best malting barley. The Real Ale Shop sells over 60 bottle conditioned ales and mini-cask beers from local brewers, many produced with the farm’s own malt. No visit to Wells is complete until you’ve stopped by and stocked up.