Cromer is quickly becoming one of Norfolk’s greatest tourist attractions. Cromer is a coastal town in Norfolk, fewer than 10,000 people live in Cromer, but you can expect almost twice that many in the town at any given time, with the sudden rise in tourism. In August of 2008, Cromer opened up the North Norfolk Information Centre, which has a large amount of tourist information for travellers looking to find out more about the surrounding area and the attractions that can be found in Norfolk. The North Norfolk Information Centre offers visitors free Wi-Fi and is a completely eco-friendly building, run mostly on solar powered energy.
The Modern Environment Friendly North Norfolk Information Centre in Cromer.
Cromer first became a holiday resort in the early 1800’s, when several well-known and prominent Norwich banking families made Cromer their main summer holiday destination. This brought hundreds of different famous visitors to the town, which in turn brought a number of people trying to catch a glimpse of the various Kings and other royalty that would often visit Cromer. Today, there are a number of 5-star golf courses that have been placed strategically surrounding Cromer including the famous Royal Cromer Golf Club. These have attracted a large number of pro-golfers to the area during the summer months to brush up on their golf game and experience the top class courses Cromer offers.
Cromer is also famous for the Cromer Crab, which has proven to be an excellent source of income for the town’s fishing fleet. Cromer has always served as a fishing port and at one time many fishing boats worked from Cromer all year round. Now the fishing fleet has dwindled down to about a dozen working boats concentrating on the Cromer Crab and Lobster catch mostly. In the summer, crab and lobster are plentiful just off the shores of Cromer's east beach, while herring is available in the autumn, and Cod can be caught during the winter months. The fishing boats still in operation sell their catch to the local Cromer fish stores that offer the fish, lobster and crab once they have been landed fresh from the boats.
Cromer is connected to the rest of Norfolk by railway, and this is how many tourists who come to see Cromer arrive. The railway stops at every major town in Norfolk, and during popular times of the year serves as a tour train, complete with a tour guide narrating highlights of the trip over a loudspeaker for all passengers to enjoy. This rail system eventually connects to the national rail network, which can bring visiting tourists to Norfolk from destinations such as London, Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield and Peterborough.
Cromer is a very charming small town that is often the destination for romantic getaways and family vacations. Cromer is also a great place to stop and have a seafood lunch, with rich scrumptious Cromer Crab, Seafood platter or the humble Cod and Chips available in the many restaurants. Cromer is very close to several other popular Norfolk destinations including Waxham, which has one of the highest rated beaches in all of England. Cromer offers a perfect oppertunity for holiday makers to relax if they are staying at accommodation in Cromer or visiting on a day trip. Cromer has attracted travellers from around the world to its beautiful coastal town offering visitors sandy dunes and a quaint parish to spend your time exploring. Come and walk in the path of royalty in Cromer and play golf at high-end Golfing resorts that will have you wanting to stay for just a little bit longer.
Cromer is the perfect traditional fishing village to give you a feel for the coastal Norfolk region, and to try some of their delectable seafood.
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