The local area
The White House is located in the Georgian market town of Aylsham and there are a variety of independent shops, pubs, restaurants, and tea rooms all within walking distance. The White House is also situated within a short drive of Norwich, the Norfolk Broads, and the North Norfolk coast, which makes it a great base from which to explore a variety of Norfolk's popular tourist attractions.
The real charm of Aylsham is in its beautiful architecture and strong sense of heritage. The Market Place, which is owned by the National Trust, is host to two weekly markets and a monthly farmers’ market. And each year on August Bank Holiday Monday The Aylsham Show, a traditional agricultural event, takes place at Blickling Estate.
When staying at The White House no one needs to be the designated driver as there’s a regular bus service from Aylsham to Norwich as well as to the traditional seaside towns of Cromer and Sheringham, and the Georgian town of Holt.
There's plenty for outdoor enthusiasts too: just half a mile from The White House is the Marriott’s Way, Weaver’s Way, and Bure Valley Path where walking and cycling adventures await you along disused railways, over rolling farmland, through woodland, and across historic country estates.
Walking and cycling
The Bure Valley Railway also offers steam train journeys from Aylsham to Wroxham, the capital of the Norfolk Broads. And from Wroxham you can join an organised boat trip, charter a day launch, or embark on a canoeing adventure.
Steam trains and boats
The National Trust's Blickling Estate, with its grand Jacobean house and gardens, is just a 5-minute drive away. This magnificent residence is home to one of history’s most famous phantoms, Anne Boleyn, and her headless ghost is said to return each year on 19 May, the anniversary of her execution.
At the end of a fun-filled day, The White House provides a wonderful sanctuary for you to relax with friends and family, either outside under the stars or indoors in front of the fire, before heading upstairs for a good night’s sleep in one of the well-appointed bedrooms.
Bure Valley Railway (0.5 miles)
- Blickling Estate (1.3 miles)
- Mannington Gardens (5.5 miles)
- Felbrigg Estate (9.2 miles)
- Cromer Pier and beach (10.4 miles)
- Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure (11.3 miles)
- Norfolk Broads (11.3 miles)
- BeWILDerwood (12.1 miles)
- Hilltop Outdoor Centre (12.2 miles)
- Sheringham Park (12.6miles)
- East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens (12.7 miles)
Norwich (12.9 miles)
Where to eat
The Black Boys (0.2 miles)
Gate of India (0.2 miles)
Biddy's Tea Room (0.2 miles)
Purdy's Tea Room (1 mile)
The Bucks Arms (1.5 miles)
The Walpole Arms (4.2 miles)
The Saracen's Head (4.7 miles)
Heydon Village Tea Shop (7 miles)
The Earle Arms (7 miles)
The Dial House (7.5 miles)
The Gunton Arms (8.2 miles)
The Pigs (8.3 miles)
No1 Cromer (10.5 miles)
Wiveton Hall Cafe (17.2 miles)
French's Fish & Chips (22.1 miles)