October, 2022


Norfolk has some of the prettiest villages in the UK…

But don’t just take our word for it, why not find out for yourself!  If you decide to stay with us at the Fring Estate in one of our luxury holiday cottages, we encourage you to see what the beautiful Norfolk countryside has to offer.

Here are our top 10 prettiest villages in Norfolk to give you some inspiration on where to start your next trip away.


Naturally we had to give this one the number one spot! Fring is a quiet, peaceful village and is the location of our gorgeous Fring Estate. Fring is tucked away near the breath-taking North Norfolk coast and, although small, must one of the prettiest villages in Norfolk. Find out more about the Fring Estate as well as how to find us.

0.2 miles from The Fring Estate!



Thornham is located on the Norfolk coast in a classified area of outstanding natural beauty. It is home to a stunning harbour, the fantastic Thornham Deli, and the beautiful Drove Orchards. Both Thornham Deli and Drove Orchard offer a variety of products and produce to be enjoyed after a long walk across the harbour.

6.6 miles from The Fring Estate.


Burnham Market

Burnham Market prides itself on being a ‘truly unique 17th century Norfolk village’. If you’re looking for somewhere with a few more shops and places to eat, then Burnham Market will be worth the trip. It’s close to the coast, has a traditional UK village feel, and has activities suitable for the whole family.

8.2 miles from The Fring Estate.



We couldn’t write a list of the top 10 prettiest villages in Norfolk without including Wells-next-the-Sea. As the name suggests it lies on the Norfolk coast and boasts sandy beaches, seaside attractions, and colourful beach huts that make for the perfect beach day out. If you prefer leaves over sand never fear, just behind the beach is a Corsican pine woods established over 150 years ago to protect from the tide.

14 miles from The Fring Estate.



Blakeney is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, meaning it belongs on the list of the prettiest villages in Norfolk. Excitingly it is home to England’s largest grey seal colony, and is part of exceptional reservation projects with the Blakeney National Trust Nature Reserve. Blakeney is internationally recognised by wildlife scientists and enthusiasts so is a must for your next trip to The Fring Estate.

21.4 miles from The Fring Estate.



Hunstanton is a small coastal town a stone’s throw away from The Fring Estate. It is one of the few places on the East Coast of the UK where the sun sets over the sea, meaning it’s the perfect spot for a picturesque ocean view. It has a lively seaside promenade and regular seal tours, plus is not far from the historic Sandringham Castle.

6.4 miles from The Fring Estate.



If you are happy to make the slightly longer journey over to Wroxham, you won’t regret it. Wroxham often appears in lists of the prettiest villages in Norfolk for good reason, it’s considered the ‘capital of the Norfolk broads’ and has many attractions for all the family. The River Bure runs through Wroxham with boats of all kinds available to hire, or just watch them sail by while you explore the historic village.

44.3 miles from The Fring Estate



Holt is full of hidden yards that makes exploring this pretty Norfolk town fun and exciting. Holt is a beautiful Georgian town with independent shops and tea rooms covered in recognisable Norfolk flint. It is reachable by train on the heritage steam line ‘Poppy Line’ which is a fantastic experience for all the family to enjoy.

25.1 mile from The Fring Estate



For those looking for something a little older, the stunning parish of Walsingham in Norfolk might be for you. Walsingham has a long history and is home to two medieval monastic houses and is still considered ‘England’s Nazareth’ due to it being an important place of prayer for many. If you want to know more about the history of Walsingham, you can visit The Shirehall Museum as well as the Priory Gardens.

14.9 miles from The Fring Estate


Great Massingham

Great Massingham is considered one of the prettiest villages in Norfolk, and with a population of under 1,000 there will be plenty of peace and quiet. Support local businesses and visit the many large ponds that date back to the 11th century!

9.8 miles from The Fring Estate


Does Norfolk sound like your kind of holiday?

Contact us today to find your perfect Norfolk holiday cottage at The Fring Estate or view our full range of holiday cottages!