Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Holt is an attractive small town in Norfolk, seven miles from Cromer and four miles from the sea.

Most of the old market town was destroyed in a disastrous fire in 1708. Much of the rebuilding is intact, which gives Holt a Georgian feel architecturally.

Gresham's School was founded in 1555 by Sir William Gresham. His nephew Thomas Gresham, also a local man, became Lord Mayor of London and founded the Royal Exchange.

St. Andrew's Church was among the buildings largely rebuilt after the fire.

The terminus of the North Norfolk Railway is at Holt. This restored railway, often known as the "Poppy Line", runs with steam engines to Sheringham.

Places in Holt

Holt Country Park, Holt Station