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July 22, 2022
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Forget airport queues and enjoy a hassle free summer break with a North Norfolk staycation in Wells-next-the-Sea, UK.

1.  Easy to get to Coastlines

Easy to get to from wherever you are and with stunning scenic views, activities galore, amazing food, pretty shops, scenic walks, coastal paths and fabulous beaches, Norfolk is a great UK staycation choice for both families and couples to eat, shop, beach and sleep!

2. Great places to eat

Norfolk staycations

Hungry? Grab a bite to eat at Plattens Fish and Chips. We have a fantastic and varied menu and everything is freshly cooked for the ultimate taste experience. Oh and don’t forget to indulge in a waffle or two (after all, you are on holiday!) at our Waffle Shack that has a wonderfully tempting ‘create-your-own experience’ dessert: pick your waffle, ice cream, sauce, and topping from the decadent range and enjoy!

You’ll find our Waffle Shack right next to our fish and chips restaurant.

3. Great places to say

Norfolk staycations

At Plattens, we’re passionate about giving our guests the perfect UK staycation experience and our gorgeous collection of luxurious, coastal holiday apartments in Wells-next-the-Sea are designed for the ultimate in style, comfort and relaxation. After a day exploring, kick off your shoes and relax in your chosen, tranquil space… 

Seagulls Sanctuary. Goose’s Getaway or Heron’s Hideaway, which will you choose? All of our stunning apartments are nestled in our gorgeous coastal town, and all come with their own unique features. Seagulls Sanctuary is a wonderful two bedroom apartment with a balcony so you can take in the picturesque views of Wells’ harbour and the famous salt marshes, Goose’s Getaway is a contemporary two bedroom apartment, furnished to the highest standard, or how about our Herons Hideaway, a peaceful and luxurious apartment that allows you to take in all of Norfolk’s natural beauty? Take a look at our website for more information and details on how to book.

4. Something for everyone 

Norfolk staycations

Choose North Norfolk for your UK staycation this summer and get ready for a fun-filled break. Not sure where to begin? Start with our handy guide on the Top 10 Things To Do In Wells-next-the-Sea and take a look at some upcoming events to see what coincides with your break away…

Wells Carnival

From Friday 29th July – Sunday 7th August, you can enjoy week long fun with the Wells Carnival. This traditional summer Carnival for residents and visitors is packed with events including a Carnival Day procession around the town featuring floats, fancy-dress, pull-and push-along vehicles alongside traditional seaside activities including a sand-castle competition, town crier competition, gillying on the quay and the crowning of the Carnival Royals!

Wells & Walsingham Light Railway

Welcome to the world’s smallest railway! Climb aboard and enjoy the sights as this beautiful little train steams between the Norfolk seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea and the beautiful Abbey village of Walsingham. 

North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival

If you’re visiting in early September, you’re in for a culinary treat with North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival! Set in the Walled Garden at Holkham Hall, this mouth-watering event features an ever-growing team of local food and drink producers who grow, rear, produce, supply and sell food in North Norfolk. Take a look at their website for all the information you need. 


We’re sure you can agree, that North Norfolk, and Wells-next-the-Sea, is a great place to staycation in the UK… easy to get to with amazing beaches, and, of course, we’re here with freshly cooked treats for you to enjoy! We look forward to welcoming you to Plattens very soon.

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