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Holt Town Information




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Baconsthorpe Castle - Photo © Christine Matthews
Baconsthorpe Castle -
Photo: Christine Matthews CCL

This one of the most pleasing towns in Norfolk with a series of Georgian buildings – built following a great fire in 1708 – forming a queue in the main street.

The town is best known for Gresham's public school, founded in 1555 by Sir Thomas Gresham.

He was a Lord Mayor of London and founder of the Royal Exchange. Horse-drawn buses run the three miles from the Railway Tavern to the North Norfolk Railway at High Keiling.

Nearby is 18th century Letheringsett Watermill and the remains of 15th century Baconsthorpe Castle, a fortified manor with a beautiful moat. Holt’s country park is mostly coniferous woodland. A short drive takes you to picturesque Cley Next The Sea and its 19th century windmill.