Ormesby St Michael and Ormesby St Margaret are two pretty villages in the east of Norfolk, not far from Great Yarmouth. Ormesby St Margaret is the bigger of the two and is home to several attractions and points of interest. Visit one of the nearby pubs, take a stroll through the beautiful Norfolk countryside or head to one of the pretty local beaches to soak up some sun.
Main sights & attractions
The main sight in Ormesby St Michael is the village’s church. Unsurprisingly called St Michael, it stands just off the main road in the centre of the village. Not far from the church you’ll find Ormesby Manor, a Grade II listed manor house with a striking Italianate tower that was built in the 19th century.
Ormesby St Margaret also has a pretty parish church that’s well worth a visit. Dating back to the 14th century, the church wasn’t completed until the 16th century when Alice Clare, aunt of the future Queen Anne Boleyn, made sure the tower was finally finished.
Places to eat
If you’re looking for a traditional country pub where you can refuel after a day out in Ormesby, head to the Jolly Farmers in Ormesby St Margaret, The Boathouse located on the banks of Ormesby Broad . Dishing up a selection of hearty dishes, it’s the perfect place for a relaxing pub lunch. There are a number of other places to eat and drink in the nearby resorts of California and Scratby.
Things to do
Learn more about the area’s recent past with a visit to Blitz and Pieces, a museum dedicated to the local Home Front. Located in Ormesby St Margaret, it makes a fascinating day out for anyone interested in Norfolk’s wartime exploits.
If you want to get out and explore the local landscape, head over to the nearby Ormesby Broad. A great place for an afternoon stroll, the Broad is the perfect place to spot some of the region’s plant and animal life.
Tips for travelling around Ormesby
While a limited bus services connect Ormesby St Michael and Ormesby St Margaret with the surrounding area, the easiest way to explore the region is by car.
Take a day out and explore Ormesby by car, the average journey can take less than twenty minutes and is well worth a visit when staying in one of our cottages.