Blakeney (all of parish within AONB)
Popular coastal village situated between Sheringham and Wells.
Parish Council website: http://www.blakeneyparishcouncil.co.uk/
Blakeney National Nature Reserve: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blakeney-national-nature-reserve/blakeney
Blakeney is a popular coastal village easily accessed by the CoastHopper bus service with many amenities. Blakeney was a busy commercial port in medieval times until the estuary silted up preventing all but todays pleasure craft from gaining access. This has left a wonderful landscape of many creeks and channels twisting and turning their way through the marshes, sand hills and mud banks.
Behind the quay is the 14th century Guildhall which has an early example of a brick built vaulted ceiling. The church of St Nicholas has a small turret that when lit acted as a beacon to guide ships safely into Blakeney Harbour. The 100ft tower is one of the highest in Norfolk and is a landmark for miles around. The church is well worth the visit not least to see some of the splendid wood carving and fine stained glass windows.