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Destination guide

Swashbuckling Blakeney

Blakeney might not be the bustling port it was in the Middle Ages, but that's probably good news for travellers looking for a taste of English heritage and seaside charm. Some say that the locals of this little Norfolk town dabbled in piracy in the 12th century, while today they're more concerned with knocking back real ale in the pubs and pointing out the most beautiful spots on the North Norfolk Coast Path. Blakeney holiday rentals certainly won't disappoint, either. They range from huge country lodges with 10-plus rooms to cosy seaside boltholes for a romantic stint by the sea.

Things to do

Norfolk heritage in Blakeney

You can go back in time in Blakeney. Navigate the steps to the shadowy vaults of the English Heritage-run Blakeney Guildhall. Down there, between the alcoves and arches, it's easy to imagine you're a 15th-century merchant or smuggler fresh from the high seas. More living history can be witnessed as you walk the quays of the silted harbourside, while a visit to the town of Weybourne will reveal the private Muckleburgh Military Collection, one of the UK's largest independently owned arrays of guns and other modern weaponry – you can even book to drive a tank…

Activities

A salty safari in Blakeney

Seek out the cosy little barn conversions and Blakeney holiday rentals along the Norfolk coast if you're eager for a slice of salt-washed safari in these parts. There's loads of spotting to be done. Just take Blakeney National Nature Reserve, where colonies of seals and their white-haired pups languish on the rocky shores. Then there's the greater Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, opening up wide vistas of wave-lashed bays and sands. Walkers can join the long Norfolk Coast Path to visit nearby towns like Wells-next-the-Sea and Burnham Overy Staithe – charming fishing villages with pubs and tearooms.

Weather

Ciders under the sun in Blakeney

Winters in Blakeney are only for the bravest of walkers. The North Sea is wild between November and March, the air is cold and the wind is strong, meaning you'll have to withstand the elements if you choose to visit then. Much better is a trip in the summer, between June and August. Granted, that's when most people are seeking out the coveted Blakeney holiday rentals by the sea. But it's also when you can enjoy the local pub gardens and cliff walks with the promise of sun and warm weather.

Natural features

The seals and seas of Blakeney

Blakeney is hidden in a wreath of protected reserves and parks. The Norfolk Coast AONB and the Norfolk Heritage Coast claim it as one of their own, which means long stretches of pristine English seashore – think wave-smashed cliffs and wide bays of beige-brown sand and dune. The namesake Blakeney National Nature Reserve is also just to the west. It's home to winding water channels of mud and silt, finally edging into the North Sea at Blakeney Point. That's the place to go to see seals and seal pups basking near the rollers.

How many holiday rentals are available around Blakeney?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 679 holiday lettings around Blakeney. From 326 cottages to 256 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Blakeney?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Blakeney. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Holkham Hall: 1,560 holiday lettings
  • Sheringham Park: 1,586 holiday lettings
  • Blickling Hall: 1,920 holiday lettings
  • Felbrigg Hall: 1,645 holiday lettings
  • Wells-next-the-Sea Beach: 1,541 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Blakeney listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Blakeney?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 326 Cottages in Blakeney. Our other popular types of Blakeney holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 256 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 326 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 326 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Barns and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Blakeney?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 19 holiday homes with pool available in Blakeney. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.