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Hunstanton and District Civic Society announce heritage open days

Celebrating the rich history and heritage of West Norfolk, Hunstanton and District Civic Society will participate in heritage open days by offering tours of local landmarks.

Guided and self guided walks are on offer around Sunny Hunny, Heacham and Old Hunstanton.

Visit the Hunstanton Lighthouse dungeon and then climb the stairs to the top of the tower to enjoy the fantastic view over The Wash and adjoining towns, led by Andrew Murray on Friday, September 10, from 11am to 2pm, at half-hourly intervals.

GV Picture of Hunstanton Lighthouse. (3321963)
GV Picture of Hunstanton Lighthouse. (3321963)

Join a circular walk around the historic village of Heacham starting at St Mary's Church, dating from the 13th century, led by Mavis Windibank on Monday, September 13, from 11am to 2pm.

There will be a guided tour around part of the former infant school in James Street, led by John Maiden, Wednesday, September 15, from 11am to 11.45 and 12.30pm to 1.15.

A guided walking tour of the grounds and courtyard of Old Hunstanton Hall, starting at St Mary’s Church in Old Hunstanton, will be led by Nick Torry, on Thursday, September 16, from 10am, 11 and noon.

Hunstanton gardens 2021 by Patricia Pleasants (50369987)
Hunstanton gardens 2021 by Patricia Pleasants (50369987)

Self-guided walks are available and visitors are able to follow a number of walking trails in and around Hunstanton at their leisure.

These include trails around the town the cliffs and Old Hunstanton plus Hunstanton Gardens, the Wolf Trail and the heritage plaque walk

Maps of walking trails are included in the Hunstanton Guide Book (£2.50) and leaflets available from Hunstanton Heritage Centre

The heritage open days will run from September 10-19 and dates can be found on the website.

New heritage centre in Hunstanton. (50579772)
New heritage centre in Hunstanton. (50579772)

The Heritage Centre is open from 2-4pm on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Pre-booking is required for all guided tours. Call Andrew Murray on 01485 532376 or email andrew.murray1942@gmail.com

Lynn holds its heritage open day on Sunday, September 12. Read all about it here

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