There are a number of great places to visit in the county but here are some reasons why these north Norfolk villages should be at the top of your list.

The historic fishing villages of Brancaster and Brancaster Staithe have made a name for themselves with their idyllic beaches, thriving fishing communities and some of the freshest seafood.

Brancaster Staithe is home to award-winning gastropub The White Horse which was named in the UK's top 50 and serves local seafood with panoramic views of the coast.

It isn't the only place with national recognition in the village as the cabin-turned-food stall The Crab Hut which sells local crab, cockles and crayfish was named as one of the best food spots in Europe by The Guardian.

Eastern Daily Press: The White Horse in Main Road, Brancaster StaitheThe White Horse in Main Road, Brancaster Staithe (Image: Ian Burt)

Eastern Daily Press: The award-winning Brancaster BeachThe award-winning Brancaster Beach (Image: Ian Burt)

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The article said: "There's an honesty and a brightness in each bite and yet a certain brine that makes you feel as though you're tasting the north Norfolk landscape."

For those who want some history, the low tides at Brancaster beach make the shipwreck of the SS Vina visible.

In 1943, the boat was towed to Brancaster where it was used for RAF target practice. Today you can see the remains but people should admire it from a distance.

Belonging in an area of outstanding natural beauty Brancaster beach has scooped national attention by being crowned as one of the best in the UK with "beautiful natural expanses of golden sand, clean sea and grasses". 

As Brancaster sits on the Norfolk Coastal Path, there is a four-mile walk with views of salt marshes and their wildlife which can take you to Burnham Overy.