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Holkham Beach

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A: Holkham Beach

by Peter Holland, 190 meters away

Holkham Beach

B: Well Beach Huts

by BANK COTTAGE, 2.4 km away

Well Beach Huts

C: Holkham Lake

by Marko Dronjaks, 2.6 km away

Holkham Lake

D: Wells next the Sea - Beach

by Peter Holland, 2.6 km away

Wells next the Sea, on the beach by the beach huts, January 2nd 2012.  It's a Bank holiday Monday and...

Wells next the Sea - Beach

E: Wells Next The Sea On The Beach

by Peter Holland, 2.7 km away

Wells Next The Sea On The Beach

F: Holkham Ice House

by Marko Dronjaks, 2.7 km away

The Ice House in Holkham Park According to an adjacent noticeboard, it is thought that this thatched ...

Holkham Ice House

G: Wells Beach Huts

by Ian McCarney, 3.5 km away

The Beach Huts at Wells Next The Sea, Norfolk, UK.

Wells Beach Huts

H: Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk, UK

by Ian McCarney, 4.2 km away

Burnham Overy Staith, on the north Norfolk coast, UK. Burnham Overy lies between the village of Burnh...

Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk, UK

I: Burnham Overy Lower Mill Cottages

by Tomiya Morita Riches, 5.2 km away

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Burnham Overy Lower Mill Cottages

J: Burnham Norton St Margaret's Church

by Tomiya Morita Riches, 5.6 km away

The wonderful Norton St Margret's church situated on a hilltop and can easily be seen from the A149 c...

Burnham Norton St Margaret's Church

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