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Ringstead Village

Great Ringstead is a small village situated just inland from Hunstanton within the borough of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk and is known locally as Ringstead and is on a national cycle route.


The parish forms part of the Le Strange estate, who have given permissive rights to a bridleway through Ringstead Downs part of which is an S.S.S.I site. Historically the public from far and wide have enjoyed the tranquillity of the downs. The village itself has like every other village suffered some decline but has feared better than most as it still has an excellent village store, the Gin Trap Inn, active village hall, bowls club, table tennis club and wards nurseries supplying high quality plants. Added to all this are holiday lets and the ever popular organically farmed courtyard farm permissive walks and a playing field. Ringstead entered Anglia in bloom for the first time in 2009 and was awarded bronze followed by repeating the same this year 2010.

The holiday lets are convenient for country walks, bird watching, or as a base to visit Titchwell, Holme or Snettisham nature reserves. Other local attractions include Holme, Brancaster or Holkham beaches, Holkham hall, Wells Next sea active quay and golden sandy beach or take a trip from Wells to Walsingham via the light steam railway. Take a visit to Hunstanton for the princess theatre or entertain yourself at the various amusement arcades and fairground.

After all this excitement why not relax in one of our viewing points and watch possibly the best sunsets in England, as the sun sets over the wash.

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