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The companies featured below provide a good selection of Fakenham cottages which include barn conversions, farmhouse cottages, modern apartments and bungalows. They've been arranged according to the numbers they provide although these numbers are likely to change over time. Check the sites for the most up-to-date information.
Cottages 4 You
- 11 Fakenham holiday cottages
and more than 400 in the Norfolk area, from Cottages 4 You. Detailed descriptions are included for each holiday cottage with virtual tours available for some. Two-person discounts are also available for selected properties.
- Around 10 cottages in Fakenham
from Holiday Rentals. Their selection includes farmhouses, luxury self catering holiday homes and modern apartments. Weekly booking rates start at the £250 mark but go up for high-season bookings.
- A few Fakenham self catering cottages offered by Sykes. Special offers are available for selected holiday properties with bookings starting for as little as £114. Their range includes semi-detached annex properties, single-storey and terraced holiday cottages.
- A small collection of Fakenham holiday cottages, which numbers 6 at the time of writing. They're all situated within 5 miles of the town with booking prices start at about £230 for week-long holiday breaks. Their properties range from garden cottages to barn conversions.
Fakenham is a market town set on the River Wensum in Norfolk
, around 18 miles from the towns of Cromer
and Kings Lynn. It has strong connections with its rural surroundings and has a farmer's market that runs each month.
Fakenham's main industry during the 1800s was printing which endured right up until the 1970s. The remnants of this once thriving trade are still evident in the town today with printing blocks set into the market place surface as a reminder of this bygone industry. The town's gas works were also a major influence and have been turned into a museum to celebrate the town's industrial heritage.
The Fakenham National Hunt Race Course
, found on the outskirts of the town is part of the National Hunt circuit and is a central meeting point for a variety of events throughout the year. Other nearby attractions include the Dinosaur Adventure Park and the Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park
with its picturesque gardens and nature trails.
The Church of St Peter and St Paul with its 115ft tower, is another of the town's notable attractions and dominates the skyline. There's also good shopping to be had in the town centre with a variety of antique and furniture shops
found scattered around. Below we've provided details of popular Fakenam visitor attractions, places of interest and enteratinment.
Fakenham visitor attractions
Information about Fakenham visitor attractions, historical sites and outdoor activities can be found below, with further details of admission prices, entry times and location info.
Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park
is a mile from Fakenham and features over 500 acres of woodland, lakes and meadows across which run a number of trails and footpaths. The award-winning centre also includes landrover tours, birdfeeding and a butterfly garden. Opening times are 10-5pm during high season with tickets between £5 and £13.
The Dinosaur Adventure Park
is worth seeing for those willing to travel further afield. Located in Lenwade about 14 miles from Fakenham, the park includes a deer park, life-size Dinosaur models and an adventure playground. Tickets prices range from £6 to £10 with under 3's admitted free. The Wells and Walsingham Light Railway
is also popular and is the longest 10 1/4 gauge railway in the world. It runs between the nearby village of Walsingham and Wells-Next-The-Sea.
Food and drink
Fakenham Tandoori on Holt Road serves good Indian food and has a menu that features a wide range of Tandoori dishes. Telephone 01328 864 059 for bookings. There's also a Thai restaurant
on Market Place. The family-run Ostrich Inn is situated on Fakenham Road and has a large garden and a beamed interior.
Visitors will find a collection of local ales and a good pub menu that uses local produce only. There's a good number of pubs in Fakenham such as The Bull (Bridge Street), The Crown (Market Place) and the Henry IV (Greenway Lane), which offers a selection of hand-pumped ales such as Abbot and IPA.
History and Culture
The impressive Thursford Collection
is one of the main attractions in Fakenham and features an extensive collection of steam engines and organs. It also includes original fairground rides such as carousels and a gondola. See the website for more details.
is about 10 miles away and is over 100 years old. It remains in working order and is open to the public, allowing visitors to view the sails and machinery from the inside - opening hours are 10-5pm. Other places of interest include The 14th century St Peter and St Paul Churc
h which is open during the week - there's also a parish book shop.
Supermarkets and shops
Fakenham has Morrisons, Iceland and Budgens supermarkets as well as a Boots, Superdrug and Co-op pharmacies.