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Destination guide

Discover Sheringham from holiday lettings

To experience a beautiful seaside resort on the northeast shore of Southern England, you should visit Sheringham. Holiday lettings in Sheringham truly feel like a home away from home, thanks to its small-town feel and eclectic sites. You’ll find a museum, speciality shops, community theatre and many great pubs and restaurants here. While many travel to Sheringham for a beach holiday, the historic sites and the relaxing countryside make it a great destination for all types of travellers, whether families, couples, groups or solo adventures.

History

Experience the heritage of Sheringham from holiday cottages

The background of Sheringham and its many heritage sites are fine reasons for choosing a holiday rental here. Sheringham was historically a fishing and farming community. Its fishing heritage is still seen in the popularity of crabs, lobsters and whelks, along with a lifeboat display in the local museum. In honour of military servicemen and servicewomen who died during both world wars, a prominent stone war memorial is located in the town square. The railway industry came to prominence in the late 19th century, and you can still view the classic steam engine of the North Norfolk Railway. Another great historic site is the large, brick St Joseph’s Church, which was completed in 1908 and houses a beautiful golden altar.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Sheringham

Are you searching for top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Sheringham a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Priory Maze & Gardens (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Amazona Zoo (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Royal Cromer Golf Club (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Dinosaur Adventure (15.7 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Weston Park Golf Club (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Sheringham

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Sheringham. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sheringham Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Sheringham Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Priory Maze & Gardens (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Cromer Beach (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Blakeney National Nature Reserve (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Holkham National Nature Reserve (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Sheringham

The nearest airport is in Norwich (NWI-Norwich Intl.), located 18.6 mi (30 km) from the city centre.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Sheringham Station.

How to get around

How to navigate around Sheringham holiday homes

To make the most of villa rentals in Sheringham, you’ll want to have a good idea of your transport options. International travellers will likely fly into Norwich International Airport, and from there you can take the charming railway straight to Sheringham. If travelling from Norwich or as far away as London, you can also opt for coach service as it gives you a far more comfortable bus experience. Around town, there are many bus stops to take you where you need to go. If you prefer a bit more freedom, you can always hire a car from one of the local services.

Food & drink 

Sample regional delicacies near Sheringham villa rentals

From its taste of the sea to its traditional pub food, Sheringham is an engaging place in which to enjoy English cuisine. Trying the seafood is a must while staying in Sheringham holiday homes. Two of the favourite seafood dishes in Sheringham are lobster Thermidor and crab with lemon, black pepper and mayonnaise. In fact, the town hosts a crab and lobster festival each May. Of course, you can also enjoy freshly caught fish with a side of chips. Local to the Norfork region around Sheringham is a delicacy called sea asparagus that is often steamed then smothered in butter. You may also want to try a side of stiffkey cockles, which is an oyster-like dish seasoned with vinegar and pepper.

Essential info

Key facts for your holiday rental stay in Sheringham

When you plan a stay in Sheringham holiday homes, it’s helpful to know some key information about the area. Sheringham is a small seaside town with an estimated 7,400 people. The official language is English, and the British pound is the standard currency. Tipping is customary, whether at a pub or eatery. In the event of an emergency, you can contact emergency services by dialling 999. You may want to pack an umbrella and light jacket, as during summer months you can expect an average of 50 mm of rainfall and temperatures that peak around 18°C. Lastly, if you plan to visit a local pub, keep in mind that the drinking age throughout England is 18.

How many holiday rentals are available around Sheringham?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 783 holiday lettings around Sheringham. From 410 cottages to 5 mobile homes & caravans, 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.

Can I rent a beach property in Sheringham?

Don't just spend a morning at the beach. Wrangle your buddies and crash as close as you can to it! The sound of the surf and spectacular views of the ocean? We'd say it's a no-brainer! HomeAway has 182 beachside holiday homes. Open to more ideas? HomeAway is teeming with other rental options to browse through, including:

  • 136 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 82 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 65 rural holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Sheringham?

If you want an authentic holiday experience and love having lots of room to move, renting an entire house is the way to go. There are 440 options available on HomeAway. Prices begin at £67 a night. If that doesn't match your group's taste, we have a range of other self-catering accommodation options to pick from, such as:

  • Cottage: 285 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £52 per night.
  • Apartment: 69 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £39 per night.
  • Barn: 47 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £66 per night.

Can I stay in Sheringham in a large group?

The recipe for a perfect holiday is unwinding with friends and relatives in a totally new place. If you're visiting with a large group, HomeAway has options for you. 105 house holiday rentals are ready to be booked. At the moment, they're the top choice here for big groups. Rental properties around the area that can cater for large groups include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we have 200 rental properties perfect for that size. Book a night for as little as £53.
  • If you have 5 in your party, you'll be pleased to find out that there are 103 holiday rentals suitable. Prices start at £65 a night.
  • Looking for properties for rent to suit 8 people? You'll be pleased to discover we have 66 that'll be ideal. You can score one for as little as £112 per night.

You and all your besties will be in good hands when you arrange your Sheringham escape with us!