a station-by-station guide for UK tourist attractions


National Rail | station code SHM

Sheringham is on the Bittern Line

Norfolk Offers & Links

Sheringham is an attractive and popular seaside town which developed rapidly from a small fishing village when the railway arrived in 1887. There is a large market near the station on Saturday. The Norfolk Coast Path National Trail passes through Sheringham.

TI (Summer only) Station Approach. Tel. 01263 824329.

Holiday Cottages

If you plan to book a self-catering cottage in the countryside or a small village check the location carefully and remember to plan your grocery shopping.

Sheringham National Trust Holidays, East Anglia

The Poppy Line, North Norfolk Railway ¼ mile

A 5 mile standard gauge size steam railway to Weybourne, Kelling Heath and Holt, passing through some of North Norfolk's most beautiful countryside. The Poppy Line uses Sheringham's original station. Tel. 01263 820800 or 01263 820808 (talking timetable).
Open Please see the website for train times. Sheringham station is open daily (admission free).

Sheringham Lifeboat Station ½ mile

Sheringham's working lifeboat. Admission free.
Open Daily 1000-1600.

The Mo, Sheringham Museum ¼ mile

Displays on the history of Sheringham, including the fishing industry, boat building and the development of the resort following the arrival of the railway. Gallery with views out to sea. Tel. 01263 824482.
Open Mar-Oct, TWThFS 1000-1630, Sun 1200-1600.

Fishermen's Heritage Centre & Peter Coke Shell Gallery ¼ mile

The history of Sheringham's private lifeboats and the fishermen who manned them including the original 1894 boat. Shell gallery.
Open Easter & May-Sep, M-S 1200-1600, Sun 1400-1600.

Priory Maze and Gardens ¾ mile

The design of the maze is based on the ruins of the adjacent Beeston Priory. Meadows, grass beds, herb and aromatic gardens, ponds and streams. Tearoom. Tel. 01263 822986.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1000-1700.

Sheringham map Poppy Line, North Norfolk Railway

Sheringham Park NT 1½ miles (2 to main entrance) or by bus

A landscape park designed in 1812 by Humphry Repton. Woodland garden with rhododendrons and azaleas. Waymarked walks and viewing towers with stunning views of the coast and countryside. Visitor Centre. Café. Admission free. Tel. 01263 820550.
Open Park daily dawn-dusk. Visitor Centre Mar-Oct Daily 1000-1700, Nov-Feb SSu 1100-1600.
Bus 9/17/19 from Station to main entrance (near Visitor Centre), 5 minutes journey. Daily but infrequent (about every 2 hours). Buses also stop in Upper Sheringham. Operated by Sanders Coaches.
For the easiest walk through the Park take a bus to the main entrance, call at the Visitor Centre for a map and walk gently downhill towards Sheringham Hall and the Gazebo. Leave the Park near Upper Sheringham for a bus back to Sheringham or a 1½ mile walk to the station.

The National Trust has a selection of holiday cottages in Norfolk, including some at Sheringham Park

National Trust Holidays, East Anglia

Sheringham Park map
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays

The Muckleburgh Collection by bus

The UK's largest privately owned working military museum. A large collection of tanks, working wartime radio sets, miniature aircraft, Suffolk & Norfolk Yeomanry militaria and wartime memorabilia. Working tank demonstrations Sun & BH, also M-F in school holidays. Restaurant. Tel. 01263 588210.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1000-1700.
Bus Coasthopper 1 from Station to entrance (shortly after Weybourne village), 8 minutes journey. Daily, hourly. Operated by Sanders Coaches.

Cley Marshes Nature Reserve by bus

This coastal reserve of reedbeds, pools and wet grassland has an international reputation as a birdwatching site. The Visitor Centre has an excellent view across the marsh to the sea. Birdwatching hides. Refreshments. Tel. 01263 740008 (Visitor Centre), 01603 625540 (Norfolk Wildlife Trust).
Open Apr-Sep, Daily 1000-1700. Nov-Mar, please see website.
Bus Coasthopper 1 from Station to Visitor Centre entrance, 18 minutes journey. Daily, hourly. Operated by Sanders Coaches.

Blakeney Guildhall EH by bus, then ¼ mile

The vaulted basement of a 14th century merchant's house. Admission free.
Open Any reasonable time.
Bus Coasthopper 1 from Station to Blakeney Bus Shelter (¼ mile), 25 minutes journey. Daily, hourly. Operated by Sanders Coaches.

Morston Marshes and Blakeney Point NT by bus, then ¼ mile to Morston Quay

The marshes are a maze of creeks, mudflats and saltings supporting maritime plants such as sea lavender and attracting many waders and wildfowl. Blakeney Point is a 3½ mile long sand and shingle spit opposite the marshes. It forms an important bird sanctuary with colonies of breeding terns and rare migrants passing through. Seaside plants and seals can also be seen. Access to Blakeney Point is by ferry from Morston Quay or Blakeney Quay (or a 3½ mile walk from Cley). There is a small Information Centre and Observation Gallery at Morston Quay, admission free.
Open Information Centre and Tearoom open according to weather and tides (generally about two hours either side of high tide). Reserve open at all times.
Bus Coasthopper 1 from Station to Morston, Anchor Inn, ¼ mile, 28 minutes journey. Daily, hourly. Operated by Sanders Coaches.

Blakeney Blakeney and Morston map
Ordnance Survey Maps
Ordnance Survey Maps
Ordnance Survey Maps

Wells & Walsingham Light Railway by bus

The longest 10¼" narrow gauge steam railway in the world, running 4 miles from Wells to Walsingham (30 minutes journey). Refreshments at Wells. Tel. 01328 711630.
Open Easter-Oct, Daily, please see website for train times.
Bus Coasthopper 1 from Station to Light Railway Station, 40 minutes journey. Daily, hourly. Operated by Sanders Coaches.
Note: You may wish to allow time to explore Walsingham with its Abbey ruins and Shirehall Museum.

Wells-next-the-Sea by bus

Wells-next-the-Sea is an attractive harbour town with a popular sandy beach 1¼ miles from the town centre and bus stops. It is known locally as Wells. The Wells Harbour Railway has closed permanently.
Bus Coasthopper 1 from Station to Wells Buttlands, 42 minutes journey. Daily, hourly. Operated by Sanders Coaches.

Wells Next The Sea map

Explorer Map Norfolk Coast West

Explorer Map Norfolk Coast Central

Explorer Map Norfolk Coast East

Explorer Map The Broads

Rough Guide to Norfolk and Suffolk