Norfolk County // by The Rose Beauty Files

Norfolk County

Blogger Introduction

Norfolk - The Rose Beauty Files

Hello everybody! My names Molly and I’m from the blog The Rose Beauty Files! A huge thank you to Steph for having me over here on her blog, I’m so happy to be able to share some of the fabulous places I discovered last month in Norfolk! If you want to see some more of my pictures from the trip then I’d love to connect with you on Instagram or Twitter – my handle on both is @RoseBeautyFiles and my Facebook page is!

Why I chose to write about Norfolk…

I’ve chosen Norfolk as it’s the most recent UK place I’ve actually been to on holiday and I actually went with my puppy JJ and my boyfriend Tom so I thought it would be a nice twist to tell you about all the dog-friendly places we found whilst we were there!

5 things to see and do in Norfolk

Holkham Hall

On the first day we were there we actually went to a place called Holkham Hall as it had a lovely dog friendly walk! It was really beautiful and the café at the end was incredible! I totally recommend the Victoria Sponge!! Dogs can’t actually go into the hall but you can really get a nice feel for it from the outside regardless. The gift shop was pretty incredible too and I could have spent a hell of a lot of money in there!

Norfolk - Holkham Hall

Holkham Hall

Baconsthorpe Castle

Another favourite of mine was actually free and was a little off the beaten path! It was the ruins of Baconsthorpe Castle and was very pretty to see. It would only take you a quick half an hour but if you’re in the area it’s very instagram-worthy!

Wells Beach

A must-see is the beautiful Wells Beach – think miles and miles of perfect golden sand that looked like it had been sieved! Dogs are allowed on the left hand side of the beach and there is a stunning array of beautiful beach huts!


Right next to Wells beach is something called the Pinewoods which is miles of pine trees that provide a canopy for you to walk under. Great for a little bit of shelter when walking the dog and you can actually walk all the way into Holkham!

Crabbing off Wells Harbour

If you are in Norfolk then definitely go crabbing! We went crabbing on Wells Harbour but there are plenty of places in each of the seaside towns along the coast! We rented the gear for the pricey sum of £2 and sat on the edge of the harbour with the dog waiting for our catch. It’s a great way to meet people as they all stop to see what you’ve caught! For all the animal lovers, don’t worry you throw them back in at the end!

Norfolk - Crabbing off Wells Harbour

Crabbing off Wells Harbour

Molly’s Recommendation for Food & Drink in Norfolk

Our favourite place to eat was The Crown Inn in Well-Next-The-Sea. To my delight it had its own GIN MENU!! The food was absolutely delicious – a twist on British pub grub, and dogs were also allowed inside which was a total plus!

A map of things to do in Norfolk…

Other recommendations from Molly


Sandringham Estate

The country park isdog friendly but the grounds and house are not. Definitely try some of the apple juice and ice cream whilst you are there though!

Things to see & do

Old Hunstanton Beach

Cromer Pier – Postcode: NR27 9HR (this is the postcode that’s the nearest to a really good and cheap car park – £5 for the whole day)

Holt Country Park – Postcode: NR25 6ES – there are two car parks – one is free and one is £1.50 – this should be the free one hopefully!

Food & Drink

The Orange Tree

Thank you to Molly for taking part in the Travel in the UK Guest Blogger Series. You can catch up with the rest of the series on Steph’s World.

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  • Food & Baker

    I, Jessica have family in Norfolk but we haven’t ever visited. One day we will and try the recommended place to eat!

    Jessica & James | /

  • Stacey

    We’ve been to Norfolk for the past few years on our hols, and I don’t think we’ve been to any of the places above. Just goes to show how much there is to do there. I’ll definitely be adding these to my list the next time we visit!

  • Gwennan Rees

    Oh my lord look at your little puppy! I absolutely adore Norfolk I can see why you picked it, it holds some of the best holiday memories for me! Love wells and love your recommendations!

  • Sarah Pears

    I’ve been to Norfolk quite a lot as a child and it’s beautiful! Great choices Molly. We love Cromer pier, probably the place I remember the most!

    Sarah |

  • I’ve never been to Norfolk, I believe some of my family have but it sounds lovely

    Tasha x

  • My favourite places in Norfolk are Sheringham, as a lovely seaside town, and Blickling Hall, for history.

  • Love these pictures! And your dog is adorable.
    Sounds like there are some great spots in Norfolk!

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

  • Emma Ramsell

    I love this post. And you dog is beautiful.
    It looks like there is so much to do! So many amazing places to visit xx