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One Stop Guide to Cromer Norfolk

Cromer Norfolk: Located on the north coast of Norfolk in East of England, the seaside town and civil parish of Cromer has been a popular holiday destination since the 19th century. Also well known as a fishing town, Cromer is famous for its crabs and lobsters which have been a major source of income for its fishermen for many centuries.

Cromer today has a population of just under 8,000 and its motto is “Gem of the Norfolk Coast”.

Cromer Population: 7,749

Cromer Postcode: NR27

Cromer Dialling Code: 01263

Cromer Twinned With: Crest (France) and Nidda (Germany).

Cromer Council:

North Norfolk District Council - Address: Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9EN. Telephone Number: 01263 513 811‎.

Cromer Tourist Information:

Cromer Tourist Information Centre - Address: Bus Station, Prince Of Wales Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HS. Telephone Number: 0871 200 3071‎.

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Cromer Pier Norfolk

Cromer History: The name Cromer was not listed in the Domesday Book of 1086, though there were certainly Anglo Saxon settlements in the area, it is probable that the village listed as Shipden-Juxta-Felbrigg was what eventually became Cromer, as it stood where the St Peter and St Paul parish church now lies. Another settlement listed in the Domesday Book as Shipden-Juxta-Mere, is now completely covered by the sea, about 400 metres from Cromer Pier.

Cromer has survived over the centuries mostly through the activity of its fishermen, an industry which thrived up until the 1060’s when fish stocks went into decline. Apart from lobster and the famous Cromer Crab, the town’s fishermen were kept busy drifting for herring and long-lining for cod.

The often dangerous sea conditions off the coast of Norfolk, led to the Cromer Lifeboat Station being established in 1804, the lifeboats were mostly manned by local fishermen. During the 1920’s, a lifeboat station was constructed at the end of Cromer Pier, enabling motor powered lifeboats to replace previously rowed craft.

Tourism began in Cromer in the early 19th century, and the town was renowned for its pure air and healthy sea bathing conditions. The Hotel de Paris was first built in 1820 as a seaside residence for Lord Suffield, it was remodelled as a hotel in 1830 by Pierre le Francois.

The railway arrived in Cromer in 1877, bringing increasing numbers of visitors to the town and firmly establishing it as a holiday destination. A second station to the East Midlands opened about 10 years later.

The parish church of St Peter and St Paul originally dates from the 14th century, though it was rebuilt in the 19th century and now has the tallest church tower in Norfolk (160 feet).

Cromer Map: Shown to the right is a satellite map of Cromer in Norfolk, giving an interesting view of the town.

Clearly shown on the map is the pier, the railway station, Muckle Hill, Runton Road, Holt Road Norwich Road and Overstrand Road.

Cromer can be reached from the A149 and A148.

Cromer Events / Things to Do:

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Cromer Attractions:

Cromer Museum - Address: East Cottage, Tucker Street, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HB. Telephone Number: 01263 513 543‎. Museum housed in a row of late 19th century fisherman's cottages. Museums

Cromer Pier - Address: The Pier, Promenade, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HE. Telephone Number: 01263 512 281‎. Pier, Pavilion Theatre, Tides Restaurant, Bar, Footprints Gift Shop. There has been a pier or jetty in Cromer since 1391, the present pier dates from 1901.

Amazona Zoo - Address: Hall Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9JG. Telephone Number: 01263 510 741. Flamingo Lagoon, Amazona Hall, Wildfowl Walk, Feline Forest, Tapir Lookout and much much more.

Cromer LighthouseRNLI Henry Blogg Museum - The Rocket House, The Gangway, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9ET. Telephone Number: 01263 511 294‎. Museum outlining the life of Henry Blogg 'the greatest lifeboatman of all time'.

Cromer Lighthouse - Lighthouse/Overstrand Rd, Cromer NR27 0JH. Telephone: 01263 512 123‎. The present Cromer Lighthouse came into operation in 1833, the first lighthouse was erected in 1669.

Priory Maze and Gardens - Cromer Road, Beeston Regis, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8SF. Telephone Number: 01263 822 986.

Felbrigg Hall and Park - Gardens and Estate - Address: Felbrigg, Norfolk NR11 8PR. Telephone Number: 01263 837 444‎. National Trust.

Blickling Hall and Park - Address: Blickling, Norwich, Norfolk NR11 6NF. Telephone Number: 01263 738 030‎. National Trust.

Cromer Library:

Cromer Library - Address: Prince of Wales Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HS. Telephone Number: 01263 512850. Fax Number: 01603 215258.

Cromer Cinema:

Movieplex Cinema Cromer - Address: Hans Place, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9EQ. Telephone Number: 01263 510 151.

Cromer Museum:

Cromer Museum - Address: East Cottage, Tucker Street, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HB. Telephone Number: 01263 513 543‎.

Cromer Pier / Pavilion Theatre:

Cromer Pavilion Theatre - Address: The Pier, Promenade, Cromer NR27 9HE. Telephone Number: 01263 512 281‎.

Cromer Hospital:

Cromer and District Hospital - Address: Mill Road, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 0BQ. Telephone Number: 01263 513 571‎. Minor Injuries Unit, range of consultant and nurse-led acute day case and out-patients.

Cromer Airport / Airfield:

Cromer Northrepps Airfield - Address: Northrepps Aerodrome, Winspurs Farm, Northrepps, Norfolk, NR27 9LF. Telephone Number: 01263 513 015. Position: N52.53.52 E01.19.08. Radio: Cromer Radio A/G 129.825.

Cromer Boating Lake:

Cromer Boating Lake - Runton Road, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9HR. Telephone Number: 01263 515 372‎.

Cromer Zoo:

Amazona Zoo - Address: Hall Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9JG. Telephone Number: 01263 510 741.

Cromer Accommodation:

The Cliftonville Hotel - Address: 29 Runton Road, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9AS. Telephone Number: 01263 512 543. Fax Number: 01263 515 700. Hotel Rooms: 30.

Hotel De Paris - Address: High Street, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HG. Telephone Number: 01263 513 141‎.

The Wellington - Address: Garden Street, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9HN. Telephone Number: 01263 511 075.

Fernleigh - Address: 6 Alfred Road, Cromer NR27 9AN. Telephone: 01263 512 665‎ (bed and breakfast accommodation).

Danum House - Address: 22 Pauls Lane, Overstrand, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 0PE. Telephone: 01263 579 327‎ (bed and breakfast accommodation B&B).

Roseacre Country House - Address: Roseacre Country House, The Hurn, West Runton, Cromer NR27 9QS. Telephone: 01263 837 221‎ (self-catering accommodation).

Hall Farm - Address: Cromer Road, Beeston Regis, Cromer NR27 9NG. Telephone: 01263 512 242‎ (caravan park).

Manor Farm Camp Site -Address: Manor Farm, Top Common, East Runton, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9PR. Telephone Number: 01263 512 858‎ (camping, campsite).

Cromer beach huts are available through North Norfolk District Council. Contact: Property Services on 01263 516 067.

Cromer Country Club:

Cromer Country Club - 127 Overstrand Road, Cromer NR27 0DJ. Telephone: 01263 513 833‎.

Cromer Churches:

Cromer Parish Church - Address: 30 Cromwell Rd, Cromer NR27 0BE, Norfolk. Telephone Number: 01263 512 000.

Church of God - Address: 46 Cabbell Rd, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HU. Telephone Number: 01263 511 567.

Cromer Schools:

Cromer High School - Address: Norwich Rd, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 0EX. Telephone Number: 01263 511 433.

Cromer Suffield Park Infants & Nursery - Mill Rd, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 0AD. Telephone Number: 01263 513 296. Fax: 01263 512 106.

Northrepps Primary School - Address: Church St, Northrepps, Cromer NR27 0LG. Tel: 01263 579396.

Cromer Sports and Activities:

Cromer Cricket Club - Address: Overstrand Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 0AJ. Telephone Number: 01263 511 023‎ (cricket club).

Cromer Town Football Club - Address: Mill Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 0BG. Telephone Number: 01263 512 185‎ (football club).

Royal Cromer Golf Club - Address: 145 Overstrand Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 0JH. Telephone Number: 01263 512 884‎ (golf club, golf course).

Cromer Lawn Tennis & Squash Association - Address: Norwich Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 0EX. Telephone Number: 01263 513 741‎ (sports club, tennis and squash).

Cromer Marrams Bowls Club - Address: Runton Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9AX. Telephone Number: 01263 512 213‎ (bowls club).

The Glide Surf School - Address: Brook Street, 1 Clarence Mews, Cromer, Norwich, Norfolk NR27 9EY. Telephone Number: 07966 392 227‎.

The Green Tube Surf Shop - 6 Brook Street, Cromer NR27 9EY. Telephone: 01263 512 537‎ (sports shop).

Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Drama Society - Address: 6 Pike's Nursery, Ludham, Norfolk, NR29 5NW. Telephone Number: 01692 678 010.

Peggy Carr - 43 Cliff Drive, Cromer NR27 0AW. Telephone: 01263 513 014‎ (dance school).

Colin Vanlint - 10 Mount Street, Cromer NR27 9DB. Telephone: 01263 514 629‎ (music tuition).

Cromer Social Club - Address: 1, Colne Park, The Croft, Cromer NR27 9EH. Tel: 01263 512542.

West Runton Social Club - Address: Water Ln, West Runton, CROMER, Norfolk NR27 9QP. Tel: 01263 838866.

Cromer Business Directory:

Triangle Amusements Ltd - Address: 29 New St, Cromer NR27 9HP. Tel: 01263 515040 (amusements, theme park).

JTP Amusements - Address: 11 New St, CROMER, Norfolk NR27 9HP. Telephone Number: 01263 515465.

Beauty Within - 50a High Street, Overstrand, Norfolk NR27 0AB. Telephone: 07792 900 346‎ (beauty salon).

H Bullen - Central Road, Cromer NR27 9BW. Telephone: 01263 511 264‎.

Highfield - Address: 3 Saint Mary's Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9DJ. Telephone Number: 01263 511 421‎ (residential care home).

Corner House Dental Practice - Address: 24 Norwich Road, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 0AX. Telephone Number: 01263 512 390. Fax Number: 01263 515 683 (dentist, dental clinic, dental surgery).

Watsons - Address: Church St, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9ES. Telephone Number: 01263 515120 (Estate Agent, Cromer Estate Agent, Property and Estate Management)

D A P Motor Engineers - 5 Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9JW. Telephone: 01263 515 076‎.

Images - 10 New Parade, Cromer NR27 9EP. Telephone: 01263 511 906‎ (hairdresser, hair salon).

Eye Candy - Address: 9 Mount Street, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9DB. Telephone Number: 01263 513 967‎ (hairdresser).

PTS Plumbing Trade Supplies - Holt Rd, Middlebrook Way, Cromer NR27 9JR. Telephone: 01263 510 400‎ (plumbing supplies).

The Garden Street Grill - 16 Garden Street, Cromer NR27 9HN. Telephone: 01263 515 110‎ (restaurant).

The Blue Danube - 9 Tucker Street, Cromer NR27 9HA. Telephone: 01263 514 879‎ (cafe / restaurant).

Country Cars Cromer Norfolk - 22 Cliff Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 0BU. Telephone: 01263 515 440‎ (taxi, taxis).

Alpha Drive - Cromer Road, West Runton, Cromer NR27 9AD. Telephone: 01263 837 880‎ (van hire).

Cromer can be reached from the A149 and A148.


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