St Nicholas Church

North Walsham Market Cross

North Walsham & Dilham Canal

North Walsham Town Sign

Kings Arms Street

Market Place Procession

North Walsham is a market town and civil parish in the county of Norfolk and sits midway between the Norfolk Broads and the North Norfolk Coast.

Situated seven and half miles north of Wroxham and south of Cromer, it is served by the Bittern Line allowing travel between Norwich and Sheringham. This makes North Walsham a fantastic place to look for accommodation that will allow you to access the beautiful Norfolk Broads and stunning North Norfolk Coast without difficulty.

The market place houses a 16th century cross complete with clock. Originally built to collect rent from the market traders, it is a focal point of the town and even today, a market runs on Thursdays and a Farmers Market on the last Sunday of every month, excluding December.

North Walsham has many historical buildings including Paston College where Horatio Nelson, spent his school days between 1768 and 1771.

Nearby Bacton Woods has 280 acres of ancient woodland, dating back to Saxon times. The marked trails through the beautiful woodland offers great woodland walks and terrain for mountain biking. Sea Side towns such as Bacton, Happisburgh and Mundesley are just a short drive away. Its historic buildings and proximity to the Broads National Park and coast, makes North Walsham well worth visiting.

The North Walsham Museum and Information Centre is located on Vicarage Street, in the Saddlers Rooms. Open from 10am – 2pm, Mon- Fri
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If you looking for something to entertain the children, there are plenty of options, many of which are listed within our Clubs and Societies page, or check the Calendar for one off events.

Christmas in the Cemetery

Christmas in the Cemetery

Residents with family and loved ones buried in the North Walsham Cemeteries are warmly invited to lay Christmas wreaths on their graves from 1st of December. We will be clearing the graves of old floral tributes and Christmas decorations at the beginning of February...

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Matt Smith receives MBE

Matt Smith receives MBE

Matt Smith was awarded an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours list and received this from Prince William on Tuesday. Matt is well known in town for his ongoing tireless efforts to upgrade play equipment in our parks but was also recognised for his efforts in helping...

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Gas Works in Town Centre 2020

Gas Works in Town Centre 2020

You may have read about the major gas main replacement work planned in the town centre in the new year. The Town Council has agreed to keep everyone updated on the works during that period to let you know when each road will be closed, as unfortunately, it’s going to...

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The North Walsham Town Council is responsible for

The War Memorial, Woodside Park, Trackside Park, Dog Poo Bins, Bus Shelters, Seats & Benches, Cemeteries, The Market Cross, Allotments and Town Markets.