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hi does anyone have any up to date parking knowledge of Cromer and holkham. There are posts but these are from 2008 so wanted to find out if there is any up to date info from other members . We want to park near Cromer pier and then near Victoria inn Holkham Beach or Wells next sea. A lot of lovely sites are shut as off season as looking to stay early January 2019.
TIA for any advice we are 7.4 m fiat Ducato motorhome.
 

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Wild camping around there remember it’s sugar beet season round there at the moment. Also the shooting season so the royals will be popping up at the posh estates.
 
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Thanks madcaravanner ,
We’d already looked on search for sites but was hoping for some local knowledge. The poachers pocket you found is a great pub with normally empty car park but on New Year’s Day it is rammed as they do a New Year’s Day fancy dress dip in the sea and will be full so no way would we fit the motorhome in only at quiet times of year.
I have looked at Cromer car parks and they are up to 3.5 and we are 3.78 tonnes and there are road closures due to fireworks so struggling to find parking. We will have to take our chances on road parking. We have booked a site for a couple of nights but New Year’s Day we cant find a site as most are closed as out of season so need overnight parking unless we can find something open.
 
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You should be able to park,daytime only, at Cromer.
Large grass carpark on top of cliffs just to west of town, pay and display, can be very windy but short walk to town
How close do you need to be to Holkham.?
Nice small site 8miles away at South Creake think it's open all year, nice friendly owner, Sunnydene Farm.

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I often recommend Mill Farm at Wells (CMC CL): good views over the coast and estuary, short walk into town.

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We quite like Cromer but, like most other towns, they don't particularly welcome motorhomes. As far as I remember the large car park on the sea front (Runton Road) has no height barrier but overnight parking is no doubt forbidden. This is the car park a group of p1keys parked in a year or two ago, Norfolk Police got a lot of flack because they allegedly didn't do a lot to protect the townsfolk and businesses.

Last time we took our van (7.5 metres) to Cromer we found a free street parking space right on the sea front near town. This was only for a couple of hours though.

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The main car park in Cromer is one of those where you have to park within the white lines. Can be done with a 7.5m MH but you are limited to which spaces you can use. We pick one of the few where we can get the back over the grass. You can just get the wheels in the box then. You can also park on Overstrand Road which has no restrictions and walk into Cromer which we usually do. There is also a dog beach nearby. Wells is a terrible place to park. WE have parked near the Co-Op before and walked in we have also stopped overnight.
 

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We quite like Cromer but, like most other towns, they don't particularly welcome motorhomes. As far as I remember the large car park on the sea front (Runton Road) has no height barrier but overnight parking is no doubt forbidden. This is the car park a group of p1keys parked in a year or two ago, Norfolk Police got a lot of flack because they allegedly didn't do a lot to protect the townsfolk and businesses.

Last time we took our van t(7.5 metres) to Cromer we found a free street parking space right on the sea front near town. This was only for a couple of hours though.

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Cromer had travellers take over the town and no police available to do anything about it, they caused havoc in some businesses so it’s not really surprising that they are not more friendly to caravans and motorhomes.
 

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On the subject of Holkham Hall, we have never visited the house (not rich enough!), But we used to stay at a C&CC CS at Burnham Market called Fallowfield. It's a nice site, pleasant walk into the up-market town, but the owner put his price up 25% so we stopped staying there.

There is a bus stop a stone's throw from the site with buses that stop at Holkham Hall. As National Trust members we prefer Felbrigg Hall, easy parking for motorhomes while you visit.

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We used to enjoy the Antonia Villa CL Site near Cromer. Last time we went there was no room for us even though we had booked. They had two long stay workers caravans on the only two MH pitches so we left and never been back. I was a nice site but the trees around seem to be getting taller every time you went and it was even difficult to get Sat Tv. They could have done so much more with it like levelling the pitches as it is on a fair slope. Not recommended unless you are desperate.
 

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Cromer had travellers take over the town and no police available to do anything about it, they caused havoc in some businesses so it’s not really surprising that they are not more friendly to caravans and motorhomes.

Yes they are always to busy doing something else when they are needed. All the chap in the video is doing is taking pictures in a local town.

 
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Yes they are always to busy doing something else when they are needed. All the chap in the video is doing is taking pictures in a local town.


I did not watch all of this video however a few things sprung to mind on the parts I did see. I am not a great supporter of the police but the person filming did not seem very helpful and seemed to want a confrontation. After the Salisbury incidents where the perpetrators carried out surveillance of the area plus many other terror related incidents where there was also pre-attack reconnaissance I guess they are wary of random videos being taken of a plain shopping centre and police/security personnel with no apparent touristy type thing in the background. They are also probably told to be vigilant of such things as the backlash of someone videoing something then carrying out an attack later and the police did not ask some questions would be enormous. There are 2 sides to every story and if the bloke was purely innocent rather than combative and seemingly having an underlying agenda he would have been more helpful ion explaining his actions which do seem rather odd anyhow.
 
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Yes they are always to busy doing something else when they are needed. All the chap in the video is doing is taking pictures in a local town.



There are other towns in Norfolk that require a police presence and you could not possibly have any idea what their commitments or resources were at the time. What would have been your solution faced with over 40 stroppy travellers with no idea when you might get assistance?

The chap who made the video seems to me to be trying to create an issue of some sort. He no doubt would claim to know the law inside out and be some sort of social activist. Just what we need, I don't think.

Anyway back to parking at Cromer...............

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Duck Inn at Stanhoe lets MHs stay. Book table first though and ask if its Ok. We have been a number of times and not had a problem. Not the cheapest pub around but the food is really good. You need to arrive early and get parked before everyone starts turning up.

I was going to suggest the The Lord Nelson at Burnham Thorpe but Its CLOSED ..

There are loads of other places to stop just depends how brave you are.
 
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Thankyou everyone for all your suggestions all very helpful and informative.
 

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