Norfolk is home to miles and miles of beautiful coastline, nature, and glorious countryside. Situated away from the bright lights, Norfolk provides a sanctuary for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Small traditional towns and villages are dotted all over the county under its famous big skies, and one of its most attractive tourist spots is a pretty village called Cley-next-the-Sea.
Simply gorgeous and picturesque, Cley sits within Norfolk’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), meaning its magnificent surroundings and landscapes are officially recognised and marked for conservation and protection. The charm of the area combined with unrivalled nature makes it a favourite destination in Norfolk and offers a wide variety of activities for tourists and wildlife enthusiasts.
Enjoy the Sights and Attractions
Cley has a rich history and notable natural beauty. Despite being a small coastal village, everywhere you look are there are sites of interest that hark back to its historic past.
Cley Windmill, for example, dates as far back as the 18th century, and has become one of the village’s most important landmarks. St. Margaret’s Church, another historic marvel, was built during medieval times and still proudly stands, welcoming visitors and residents alike.
Go Bird-Watching in the Cley Marshes
The Cley Marshes is a bird breeding sanctuary and thus serves as Norfolk’s premier bird watching site. It’s famous for being one of the oldest and most well-kept natuel reserves in the world, and birds like the marsh harrier, northern lapwing and the island-nesting avocet call this ecological haven their home.
Get Some Much Deserved R&R
Several local inns such as The George Hotel at Cley sit in the heart of the village and revels in this picturesque beauty spot. There’s a welcoming atmosphere that helps guests unwind and relax.
Cley-next-the-Sea offers plenty of outdoor activities for families and couples to enjoy all year round, making it the perfect destination for seasoned travellers and nature lovers alike. If you’re planning on spending a weekend or taking a mid-week short-break in Norfolk, Cley is a village that should definitely be on your ‘must visit’ list.
(Source: Things to do in Cley, Cley Next the Sea)
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