See & Do
East Ruston Gardens (6 miles away) are a great attraction for keen gardeners and can also offer very good tea and cake!
The Norfolk Broads are 30 minutes’ drive away – where one can hire a boat and explore the extensive waterways.
Sheringham is 30 minutes’ drive. Take a ride on the Poppy Line Heritage Railway to Holt and in the summer visit Sheringham Little Theatre and enjoy a matinee or evening performance of classic plays and productions.
If wildlife appeals, a trip up the coast road to Blakeney would enable visitors to take a boat ride to see the seals at Blakeney Point. On the way, enjoy delicious food and drinks at The Dun Cow, Salthouse (near Cley), overlooking the marshes.
Should you be in the mood for the buzz of city life, Norwich is only 30 minutes’ drive away and offers excellent shopping in a mix of modern and characterful streets and buildings, with cafes, pubs and restaurants aplenty. Also, Norwich has its own castle, cathedral and museums, theatre and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
Stow Mill is well situated for visitors to explore the pleasures offered in the attractive coastal village of Mundesley. These include delightful sandy beaches, walking, cycling, beach angling and golf at Mundesley’s nine-hole golf course.
Mundesley also offers a good choice of restaurants, pubs and cafes.
A short 400 yard walk away from Stow Mill is the Royal Hotel which provides a good traditional pub experience and a generous pub grub menu. A pool table is also provided within its bars.
Beyond the Royal Hotel and a further 200 yards is The Ship Inn. Located on the sea front it offers another pub venue with a wonderful beer garden overlooking the beach and sea. Its attractive restaurant with sea views offers an interesting and selective menu.
Walking 200 yards along the sea front from there is the Manor Hotel which provides extremely popular carveries and speciality nights.
Mundesley has a comprehensive range of shops which can supply a visitor with all their needs. Within the village is a butcher, two fish stalls – tempting a visitor to Cromer crab and lobsters (when in season), plus fresh fish.
There is also a greengrocers and grocery supplies from several other outlets.
Additionally, there is a Post Office, Chemist, Hairdressers & Beauticians, Dress shop, Florist, Framing and Gift shop, Lifeboat charity shop plus a Doctors surgery.
For amusement and interest there is also a manned Coast Guard Museum and look-out on the sea front.
Should you wish to seek a ‘fine dining ’experience one would be well guided to the Beechwood Hotel in North Walsham, only 6 miles away.