Warham is a charming village with traditional flint cottages and a great gastro pub. Nestled near the river Stiffkey with views over rolling countryside, it's just 3 miles to the glorious North Norfolk coastline & the soft sandy beaches of Wells-Next-The-Sea. Close to all the local attractions, but away from the hustle & bustle of the coast, with walks to the nearby salt marshes of Warham Greens & access to the Norfolk Coast Path.
The Three Horseshoes pub is just a couple of hundred yards from Chapel Cottage in the centre of the village. Known for its pies and suet puddings, it serves good food & a range of ales year-round. It also has one of the largest gardens in the area. A visit to Chapel Cottage wouldn't be complete without a meal at the Horseshoes.
For a range of individual shops, small supermarket and places to eat, head to neighbouring Wells-next-the-Sea. Here you can take a boat trip from the harbour, go gillie crabbing at the Quayside, catch the narrow-gauge steam train to the beach, admire the colourful beach huts, swim, breathe in the sea air or build the sandcastle of your dreams! Find out more about the local area and its attractions.
Coastal Path & Warham Green Saltmarshes
The Norfolk Coast Path runs through Warham with a stunning section of the walk through Warham Greens (salt marshes) toward Wells-next-the-Sea or Stiffkey. The area is abundant with wildlife and a favourite with birdwatchers.
Just a short walk from the cottage, toward the village of Wighton and close to the River Stiffkey are the remains of Warham Camp, a well-preserved Iron Age fort. This is a lovely little walk to stretch your legs before or after dinner!
Find out more about Warham Camp.
Fiddlers Hill Barrow
Lying to the south of a crossroads on the minor road between Binham (2.5km to the south-east) & Warham. The earthworks of Fiddler's Hill Bronze Age round barrow are still visible. They form part of a public picnic area, though the construction of the nearby road and the movement of soil may have altered the original shape and dimensions of the barrow. This occurred in 1933, when the north edge of the barrow was removed. A small orchard of rare apple and pear trees fruit each autumn around the barrow.
Hale's Manor and associated earthworks
The standing and buried remains of the medieval moated site of Hale's Manor, as well as earthworks including fishponds alongside a tributary of the River Stiffkey. Extensive but mostly incomplete outlines of the flint and brick 15th century manor on a partly moated platform have been found. A late medieval or early post medieval formal garden have also been recorded.
Warham Hall and gardens
The soil marks of garden remains and building rubble from Warham Old Hall, the seat of John Turner, which was demolished in the late 18th or early 19th century, were observed on the surface of the ploughed land in 1991 and are clearly visible on NLA aerial photographs.
The Warham churches
Warham is by no means a large village, but by an accident of ecclesiastical history it ended up with two substantial medieval churches. After the Reformation, the two Warham parishes were joined, and in 1960 the Diocese decided that henceforth All Saints, near the middle of the village, would alone hold services.
Warham has a stop for the Wells and Walsingham Light Railway service, so if you don’t fancy driving you can enjoy the nostalgia of steam travel to either historic Walsingham or the hustle and bustle of the beach and shops in the seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea. The journey takes you through farmland and you will see much wildlife as well as the beautiful scenery.