Holt is certainly a town that needs to be explored for the historic Georgian architecture is a visual delight. Standing as a fitting backcloth to the Market Place is ‘Old School House’, the original founding college of Gresham’s School. The rather quirky layout of Fish Hill leading directly off the Market Place follows the original footprint of the wooden mediaeval market stalls that were destroyed in the Great Fire of Holt on 1st May 1708.
Ideal for exploring the north Norfolk coastline and countryside
Holt is an ideal centre for exploring the beauties of the North Norfolk coast with Blakeney and Cley only a short drive away, and countryside, with Holt Country Park and Felbrigg Hall which is owned by the National trust are also within a few minute’s drive, so you are never short of things to do.
The Poppy Line heritage railway from Sheringham terminates at Holt Station on the outskirts of the town centre near High Kelling. The line once connected the majority of towns in Norfolk and was particularly popular in its heyday bringing visitors from Leicester to the Norfolk coast. The station is a very pleasant one-mile walk from Holt providing an ideal opportunity to see many fine buildings associated with Gresham’s School that stand in immaculate private grounds. There are bus links available from Holt Station including vintage buses when special events are being organised by the North Norfolk Railway.