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For other places with the same name, see Holt (disambiguation).

Holt is a Georgian market town in Norfolk, England.


Gresham's Boarding School

The town dates back to Roman times .The town's name derives from the Anglo-Saxon name for woodland. In the early 1700s the town comprised predominantly wooden buildings and in 1708 was almost completely destroyed by fire. However, over the subsequent 100 years the town was re-built though mainly using stone and flint construction, thus most building are now Georgian.

The town is known for Gresham's Public School which has many prominent former pupils.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Ring Haw on its way to Holt

By coach[edit]

There is a daily National Express service to London

By bus[edit]

Sanders Coaches run a wide variety of services and route from the town to nearby towns including Norwich, Cromer, North Walsham, Sheringham, Aylsham and Wells-next-the-Sea.

By car[edit]

The town lies on the A148 King's Lynn (via Fakenham) to Cromer main road, 11 miles from Cromer, 35 miles from King's Lynn and 13 miles from Fakenham. The town is around 45 minutes drive from Norwich.

By bicycle[edit]

The town lies 1½ miles from Regional Cycle Route 30 (which runs round the N Norfolk Coast, then from Lowestoft W inland, through Diss, Thetford and beyond).

Get around[edit]

The town is small enough to get around on foot.


Holt War Memorial
  • 1 Letheringsett Watermill (Working Watermill), Riverside Rd, Letheringsett, NR25 7YD (1½ miles W of town), +44 1263 713153, . Mill shop: M-F 09:00-16:00. Sa 09:00-13:00. Mill working: Tu W F 11:00-15:00. Shop selling flour ground at the mill. Guided tours (by prior arrangement only). Letheringsett Watermill (Q6533351) on Wikidata Letheringsett Watermill on Wikipedia

In the nearby village of 1 Hunworth



  • Holt Lights. The town centre is beautifully lit up prior to Christmas. "Switch on Night" for 2017 is 18:30 15 November.
  • Holt Festival (Music, Theatre and Arts Festival). Lasting 1 week, held in summer.


There are many antique shops in the town.


  • 1 Byfords, 1-3 Shirehall Plain, Holt NR25 6BG, +44 1263 711400, . Su-Th 08:00-17:00, F Sa 08:00-19:00. In town centre, this cafe and deli also has 16 rooms (no dogs) plus self-catering. B&B double £160.
  • 2 Taste Of India (Indian Restaurant), 31 Bull St, Holt, NR25 6HP, +44 1263 711484. M-Th 12:00-14:00 & 18:00-23:00. F 17:30-23:00. Sa 12:00-14:00 & 17:30-23:00. Su 12:00-14:00 & 18:00-23:00.
The Bell Public House, Hunworth, Norfolk





  • 1 Post Office, 6 Kerridge Way, Holt, NR25 6DN.

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