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.

Aylsham is host to a monthly farmers' market

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.


There’s a regular bus service from Aylsham to Norwich and to the North Norfolk coast

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.

Getting around

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy nearby country walks and cycling adventures

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

A foot and cycle path runs alongside the Bure Valley Railway track from Aylsham to Wroxham

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.

National Trust

The White House has an open fire in the sitting room and wood burning stove in the dining room

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.


Nearby attractions

Where to eat