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Cromer - A great place to visit.
Member Name: captain cave
Advantages: Great Scenery, Excellent Beach, Safe, Great Food
Disadvantages: Expensive where i stayed.
Where I Stayed:-
A nice little place I stayed was the Kings Chalet Park. As the name suggests the accommodation provided is chalets. Each Chalet is well equipped with, two bedrooms (sleeping a Max of 4 people), bathroom, fitted kitchen, microwave, and colour TV. The park itself is situated on a quiet landscaped site, adjacent to sandy beaches, woods, cliff top walks the Lighthouse and golf courses. The site is just a ten minutes walk from town, and there are local shops nearby.
The Town :-
An idyllic town, with narrow winding streets and a huge open seafront.
The Seafront is home to Cromer pier, a great place to try your hand at crabbing, a line costs around £2.50 and you purchase some fish heads from local fishmongers. Typically you attach the fish to the line then drop it off of the end of the pier, and wait. After a while winch it back up carefully and see how many crabs you have. Itís great fun for adults and children alike. Talking about those crabs, Cromer Crabs are a delicacy and if you go to any of the local seafood shopís you can try a Dressed Cromer Crab for around £5. On the end of the Pier is The Pavillio, Theatre, which shows a variety of performances throughout the year, it has a seating capacity of 510, there is also Tides Resteraunt, which can boast the best views in Cromer, and also a small shop called Footprints.
In the centre of the town is a large Church, The building itself is over 600 years old, and the architecture is amazing to see, The church tower is open Monday to Saturday from May to the end of September and at 50 metres, it is the tallest in Norfolk , the view from the top on a clear day is stunning. There are also a diverse selection of shops around the town, including seaside rock shops, novelty shops, and many more known highstreet shops like Boots the Chemist.
On the Promenade a New Lifeboat Museum has recently been built. It has been named the Henry Blogg Museum after one of the first mid-ship steering type of lifeboat, and the new museum is home to the H.F. Bailey Lifeboat. The new structure also has a resteraunt, and an information centre, and hopefully soon will have disabled access via a lift from the cliff top to the promenade.
The main event in Cromer is the Carnival, usually in the 2nd week of August, there is a whole week of celebrations an an actual carnival usually in the middle of the week. The carnival includes Air Shows, Fireworks and Parades, aswell as other great fun events.
The beach at Cromer has won many excellence awards for its clenliness over the years, and it is a fun safe enviroment for adults and children to play or relax, There are many sections of the beach with rock pools for the children to explore, and the sand is perfect for making sandcastles.
Overall I would say that Cromer is a great place to visit, it has a town steeped in history, and an award winning beach, the locals are friendly and the area is picturesque. A great place for a British Holiday.
Summary: Nice Safe Holidaying Area with lots of Fun Cheap stuff to do