Burnham Deepdale has strong Roman links and is part of the route of the Norfolk Coast Path – Peddars way, which starts at Knettishall in Suffolk and ends at Holme-next-the-Sea. The entire trail is some 93 miles long, but sections can be walked in one day.
This is not the area’s only claim to fame. Burnham Deepdale is home to a multitude of wildlife that thrives in the areas of cultivated marshes, sea banks and creeks. The locality is a rare natural beauty spot. Accessible from Burnham Deepdale is Scolts Head Island, an offshore barrier Island and National Trust bird watching reserve.
St Mary’s Church at Burnham Deepdale is famed for it’s beautiful stained glass windows. A round tower church, it is Norman in origin. It has been extensively restored on three occasions, yet still retains a wealth of original character alongside the newer additions. The church houses one for the greatest medieval art objects in Norfolk, the Saxon ‘Labours of the Months’ font. A large, square, stone block, the body is carved on three sides, whilst the fourth side is blank, probably because it would have stood against a wall originally.
Burnham Deepdale is the perfect place for those seeking a holiday in a traditional, yet vibrant Norfolk Coastal village. Burnham Deepdale is situated immediately next to Brancaster, which has an excellent beach. The Burnhams and Holkham are only a short distance away.
Dalegate Market, a small retail site featuring an eclectic collection of shops, plus a rather good café, can be found immediately off the A149 coast road in Burnham Deepdale. You’ll also find the Deepdale Visitor Information Centre here.
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