Tuesday, 14 July 2015

A Taste Of Hunstanton

Located on the East Coast of Norfolk, Hunstanton 
is the perfect seaside town to spend a day, or more.

Especially known for these unique striped cliffs (below).
You can walk down to the coast line from either end of the cliffs.
See the old Lighthouse from this angle - the town is beyond.

The cliffs are every bit as striking as they look here.

Plenty of beach, too.

The town is delightful with loads of shops,
restaurants and Victorian architecture.  

There is a wonderful walk through the gardens
along the cliffs known as The Wolf Trail.

The trail is dotted with interesting signs telling the story about
England's first patron saint, St Edmund -
a famous visitor to Hunstanton and more. (click image to make larger)

You can even stop for a cup of tea.

We did :).

(Below) Here is that lighthouse I mentioned earlier -
looking through ruins of St Edmunds Memorial Chapel
(built in 1272).

One last look at those magnificent cliffs (the town is behind me),

before we go to Fishers for fish & chip, and

then enjoy the sunset before heading back to our hotel.

Hunstanton is the only west facing town on the East Coast.  

Hope you enjoyed this brief visit to Hunstanton.  There is
so much more, like Old Hunstanton, those nature trails, etc etc.
We came here three times during our Norfolk holiday.

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hamilton said...

Those cliffs are quite a sight!

William Kendall said...

The cliffs are amazing.... and what a lighthouse!

cieldequimper said...

Yes, the cliffs are wonderful and I love how you framed the lighthouse!

Jane and Chris said...

St Edmund's tale was fascinating!
Jane x

Jack said...

Gosh, this is a pretty place. I wonder why I never heard of it before.

And you showed so many images in one post! You could have lived off these photos for at least a week!

Halcyon said...

Those cliffs are gorgeous! And I love that welcoming sign. :)

Stephanie said...

Quaint town. Quite the cliffs!

Sharon Anck said...

What a beautiful place. You've made me want to go there!