A visitors guide to the inland village of Great Snoring in North
Norfolk. Great Snoring is smaller than its sister Little Snoring, an
unspoilt and peaceful place for those seeking rest and relaxation.
This compact little village has handsome houses of flint and brick
lining either side of a narrow main street.
The origin of the names is Saxon, in the Domesday Survey it is recorded
as Snarringes, the home of the family and descendants of someone named
Snear. It was in 1611 that the then lord of the manor Sir Ralph
Shelton sold Great Snoring to Lord Chief Justice Richardson. Sir Ralph
is reported to have said "I can sleep without Snoring".
There are good opportunities for walkers and birdwatchers in this quiet
rural village and also a perfect base from which to explore the
beautiful North Norfolk coast with the seaside town of
Wells-next-the-Sea just six miles away. For a range of shops the
market town of Fakenham is four miles down the road and as well as
having a weekly market Fakenham also holds a Farmers Market on the 4th
Saturday of each month.
There is a lovely two mile walk/bridal path that runs from Great Snoring
all the way through to the medieval village of Little Walsingham through
picturesque countryside. For your nearest inn and shop and for
basic provision the village of Little Snoring is just two miles.
Nearby is the The Thursford Collection a wonderful accumulation of
organs, traction engines, steam rollers, steam tractors and fairground
rides. There are live musical shows featuring nine very different
mechanical pipe organs and starring Robert Wolfe in the Wurlitzer Show.
For Holiday Accommodation in Great Snoring - Self
Catering - Holiday Cottages - and Bed and Breakfast check out our
Great Snoring Holiday Accommodation Pages.