A north Norfolk beach café has been named one of the best in the UK.

The Lookout, which opened in 2019, overlooks Holkham nature reserve and is a short stroll away from the beach.

The Times, which included the business among six other cafés, wrote: "Summer swallows swoop low over visitors’ heads in this café on the Norfolk coast.

"You’ll see oystercatchers, greenshanks and lapwings on the marshes outside, and The Lookout has telescopes for a better view."

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The environmentally friendly visitor centre cost £2m to build and uses compostable pots, wrapper-less real-fruit lollies and gives customers money off for bringing their own cups.

It provides a variety of information panels along with three television screens highlighting the wildlife that can be seen through photos and video footage.

The Victoria hotel was named as the best place to stay near the Holkham estate.

A 10-minute walk away, the inn, in Lady Anne’s Drive, is described as an "elegant flint-walled inn with housemartins nesting in the eaves".