The historical village of Syderstone is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, but the village pre-dates even this. Originally named “Sidsterne” by the Anglo Saxons which is thought to mean “large estate”, from the Old English “Sid” meaning broad or extensive and “Sterne” meaning property.
The village has a large common spanning approximately 4 square miles, and being a Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserve, it provides a home to some interesting wildlife and is perfect for dog walkers. There is also a medieval church, thought to be 1 of 124 in Norfolk with a round tower. Nearby you also have the Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve which is a rare fen habitat that is managed for wild birds of prey and the eco-systems on which they depend.
Situated between Fakenham, South Creake and Docking and just a short drive from the coast where you will find the popular coastal villages and towns of Titchwell, Thornham, Holme-Next-the-Sea and Hunstanton. The great beaches, nature reserves, walks and restaurants all await your exploration!
You are spoilt for choice with great places to dine out in North Norfolk. Here’s just a few that you should have on your list of must visits: The Duck Inn at Stanhoe, The Orange Tree in Thornham, Socius in Burnham Market and The White Horse at Brancaster Staithe.
For a luxury stay in Syderstone, take a look at Oystercatcher!