Ten reasons to move to West Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 13:52 17 June 2016 | UPDATED: 14:59 17 June 2016

The sunset on Hunstanton Beach in Norfolk.  Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The sunset on Hunstanton Beach in Norfolk. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Rural villages, rolling countryside and rich history are just a few of the things that make West Norfolk an ideal place to take up residence.

• Hunstanton’s famous striped cliffs are a sight to behold

Could you imagine seeing a view like this everyday?

• King’s Lynn is bursting with history

Originally known as Bishop’s Lynn, the Hanseatic town was once one of the most important ports in England and has a rich history spanning over 1,000 years. There’s so much to be discovered, from the iconic Custom House to the ‘witch’s heart’ in the Saturday Market Place.

• Faster trains

The average train journey from King’s Lynn to King’s Cross takes one hour and 40 minutes, while Norwich to London Liverpool Street takes almost two hours. It also takes half the time to get to Cambridge.

• Cheaper houses

Average house prices in Downham Market and King’s Lynn are cheaper than many other areas in Norfolk. According to data from Right Move and the Land Registry, the average price of a house in Downham Market is £180,963, while the average price in King’s Lynn is £144,101. These figures are cheaper than the average prices in Cromer, Sheringham, Norwich, Wroxham, Holt, Diss, Dereham and Attleborough.

• Pretty villages

There are so many attractive villages just waiting for you to call them home. The real decision is not whether to move to West Norfolk, it’s where to live in West Norfolk. How’s a person to choose?

• Wills and Kate live there

If it’s good enough for royalty...

• You’ll never be bored

There’s always so much going on in West Norfolk, from music festivals to flower shows, no doubt there’s something on offer that everyone can enjoy.

• You can watch the sunset over the sea

Despite being on the east coast, Hunstanton faces west and is one of the few places along the Norfolk coast where the sun can actually be seen to set over the sea.

• It’s great for cyclists

While the county as a whole may not be as flat as people often make it out to be, West Norfolk actually has an abundance of straight, flat roads that are perfect for cycling along.

• Have the Fens on your doorstep

The Fens, or Fenland are a natural marshy region lying primarily around the coast of the Wash. Downham Market is often considered the gateway to the Fens, due to its location on the Great Ouse and proximity to attractions such as Welney Wetland Reserve and Denver Sluices.

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