North Creake is an attractive village about three miles south of the beautiful village of Burnham Market and located north of the market town of Fakenham. There is a village shop/post office and the welcoming Jolly Farmers traditional village pub. The old forge is now run as a living museum of the blacksmiths art. North Creake is perfectly positioned for the North Norfolk coast with its long sandy beaches, walks and wildlife.
The River Burn runs through the village, flowing onwards to Burnham Overy Town and Burnham Overy-Staithe. At one time this was a major waterway for trade but in latter centuries the river has silted up and no longer has the capacity to allow passage from the sea.
On the perimeter of the village there lies the ruins of Creake Abbey, a 12th century Augustine Abbey that was once a local powerhouse, holding much wealth and influence. Now under the stewardship of National Heritage, a visit to present day Creake Abbey could include flower shows, theatrical events, craft shops and an excellent farmers market. Wonderful walks through the countryside can start from the abbey grounds with much of the local farmland having byways to explore.
Burnham Market is a stunning Georgian village with a green surrounded by 18th century houses, shops, chic boutiques and The Hoste Arms, one of the best known and most popular places to eat and drink in North Norfolk. There are bookshops, art galleries, a good wine merchant, Satchells, and a popular delicatessen, Humble Pie. The village is close to the sailing harbours at Brancaster Staithe and Burnham Overy Staithe and the Royal West Norfolk Golf Course at Brancaster. The closest rail links to London King’s Cross are at Kings Lynn.
North Creake is only a short journey away from Burnham Market, Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Brancaster and is your quintessential Norfolk village.