Driving Directions to The Control Tower NR22 6AZ
The Control Tower is situated on B1105 aka ‘The Dry Road’ so called because it was built as a direct route between Fakenham and Wells-next-the-Sea it doesn’t traverse any villages and therefore has no pubs. We are about 5 miles north of Fakenham and 3 miles south of Wells-next-the-Sea.
From the South – A1065
At the first Fakenham roundabout take the 2nd exit onto A148 toward Holt & Cromer. After 1/3 of a mile turn left onto B1105 signposted to Walsingham and Wells. Take the first left to stay on B1105. Continue on the B1105 for 4 miles. You will see pink cottages on your left (on a cross roads) carry on for another ½ a mile. Look out for the North Creake Airfield Business Park on the left (look out for Blue Storage sign). Take the first left after this which is an airfield concrete track opposite WWII airfield huts. The Control Tower is the first house on the left. Please park on the shingle drive by the front door.
From the North – A149
At Wells-next-the-Sea take the B1105 which will either be a left turn (if travelling from the east – Stiffkey, Blakeney etc) or right (if travelling from the west – Brancaster/Holkham etc) on Two Furlong Hill towards Fakenham. Continue for 3 miles along the B1105. Once you see the airfield hanger on the left and then the hangers and silos on the right look out for a concrete track on the right opposite WWII airfield huts. The Control Tower is the first house on the left. Please park on the shingle drive by the front door.
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There are so many wonderful things to see and do in North Norfolk – from a lazy stroll around beautiful villages like Wells-next-the-Sea; walking the wide expansive beaches; bird watching on the marshes; soaking up the heritage of stately homes; browsing in independent shops; buying a ‘holiday shocker’ in one of our many bookshops; or eating out in the great local pubs – we have it all here.
If you have not been before here is a good place to start: www.visitnorthnorfolk.com – have a look and you can go on their email list too.
Below are just some of the local activities and attractions that we love…
Things to do
Browsing the antique shops in Holt.
Choosing some local brews at The Real Ale Shop.
Walking parts of Peddars Way – especially from Stiffkey to Wells-next-the-sea.
Strolling along the many expansive beaches of North Norfolk under big blue skies – our favourites are Burham Ovary Staithe, Wells-next-the-Sea and Stiffkey.
Take one of the many leisure railway journeys – step back in time on the Holt to Sheringham steam railway – they run an amazing 40s weekend every September | or try the narrow gauge Wells to Walsingham for some fun | Wells Harbour from Wells-next-the-Sea town and play park to the beach let Howard the engine take the strain (and tired kids).
Local pubs and places to eat
– booking is recommended
The Carpenter’s Arms – Wighton NR23 1PF | Set in a quiet village overlooking the meadow. A short but well cooked menu.
The Three Horseshoes – Warham NR23 1NL | A traditional pub serving great food, especially homemade pies
The Jolly Sailors – Brancaster Staithe PE31 8BJ | Best pizza in North Norfolk (well we think so) – the rest of the menu is tasty too (please note they don’t take table bookings)