Norfolk is a fantastic destination for families seeking outdoor experiences and nature reserves. Not only does Norfolk have one of the largest estuaries in England, but it also boats a year-round programme of cultural events and festivals, many of which are steeped in tradition. Norfolk is a memorable destination and visitors planning their trip should make the most of the wonderful choice of hotels and accommodation available. Choose a hotel near Blakeney, such as The George Hotel at Cley, you will be assured of a warm welcome and relaxing stay.

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All that fresh air, expansive beaches, delicious seaside treats and so much more! A big hello from the picture-perfect spot of Cley-next-the-Sea in Norfolk!
We look forward to bringing you the latest news from The George Hotel at Cley and also to tell you more about what’s happening here in what we think of as our very special little bit of North Norfolk.  In case you don’t speak “Norfolk” it’s pronounced Cley to rhyme with pie!

Birdwatching can be done any time throughout the year in Norfolk, there’s always something to spot however there are key times of the year that make the birdwatching experience that much more special. Birders who are looking to expand their sightings of certain species are encouraged to research when best to visit to ensure optimum sightings. Successful and experienced birdwatchers will know what to spot when.

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Birdwatching, or birding, continues to be a popular hobby in the UK. About three million people reportedly go birdwatching here every year. Birdwatching is a really popular recreational activity of observing different species of birds and learning their physical characteristics and natural behaviour. Over the years, this activity has become an effective way of preserving wildlife and bird habitats, prompting organisations like the Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT) and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to declare many areas as nature reserves.

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The Norfolk Coast Path is a long stretch of land that follows the North Norfolk Coast and has a combination of sand dunes, low cliffs, sandy beaches, marshes, and sanddunes. The route trails past the seaside town of Sheringham and all the way to Cley-next-the-Sea, which is home to the Cley Marshes Nature Reserve. What’s great about the path is that on any given day, you can often have it all to yourself. The terrain is mostly flat and you’ll walk beside the saltmarshes, looking out to sea. The area has an abundance of birds to spot and beautiful flora and fauna to enjoy. Choose from a wide range of beautiful hotels in Norfolk so that you will be able to experience the path more conveniently and make a holiday of it!

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NWT Cley Marshes is Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s oldest and best known nature reserve. It was purchased in 1926 to be held ‘in perpetuity as a bird breeding sanctuary’. It provided a blue print for nature conservation which has now been replicated across the UK.The water levels in the pools and reedbeds are regulated to ensure they are ideal for the resident birds, and reed is harvested every year to keep the reedbeds in good condition.

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Are you looking for a hotel in the Holt vicinity? Holt is a beautiful market town and just a short drive away from the nearby village of Cley-next-the-Sea which offers a great base for your North Norfolk holiday.  Seasoned travellers often research all there is to do in a destination when making their accommodation choice. Here’s a brief guide to get you started on what’s on offer in the North Norfolk area. Continue Reading

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. Continue Reading

Taking a trip with your partner is one of the best ways to reconnect, get away from the stresses of everyday life, and have a jolly good time together. It can also be a great way to celebrate a special occasion, perhaps an anniversary, a birthday, or a promotion at work. It’s a chance to have that much-cherished privacy and time-out, which a hectic lifestyle hardly allows. Continue Reading

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