Holt an Independent Town

Why choose Holt? Well, the town of Holt is one of the finest independent retail centres in East Anglia. It’s close proximity to the stunningly beautiful North Norfolk Coast and Countryside makes it the perfect location for a wonderful day out and an ideal base to stay. The majority of the 200 shops and business services in Holt are independently owned and the sense of pride within it’s close knit community is a constant attraction to visitors.

The town centre is beautifully compact and contains some fine Georgian buildings. A disastrous fire in 1708 wiped away all the wooden mediaeval market stalls so the shops off the Market Place remain to this day at strange angles occupying their original footprint.

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker …. Yes! There all here! You will need to spend time discovering all the yards and alleyways that lead off the vibrant Market Place and High Street for they house a surprising number of speciality shops. Holt is a cultural town too and if your interest is for Antiques, Books and Art Galleries, you will certainly be spoilt for choice!

While visiting Holt, you may like to make time to visit the Holt Owl Trail. You can follow the trail by picking up a free copy of the guide which is available in many of the businesses and the tourist information centre in Holt, or you can go on line and visit the Holt Owl Trail website, www.holtowltrail.co.uk.

A very warm welcome awaits you.

We would like to thank the following people for allowing www.thisisholt.co.uk to use their photographs
Valerie & Bernard Dawson
Rodney Smith @Photographers Gallery