Visit Fritton & St. Olaves near Great Yarmouth
On the edge of Waveney Forest, Fritton and St Olaves form the outermost villages of Greater Yarmouth.
St. Olaves is a boating haven, with mooring and boat hire available, ideal for day boats. This pretty village is home to the English Heritage site St. Olaves Drainage Mill and the remains of a small Augustine priory with a wonderfully complete 14th century brick-vaulted undercroft, both of which are open to the public to visit free of charge from dawn to dusk.
St. Olaves is also the birthplace of Colin William Burns, renowned oil and water colour artist with a penchant for capturing English scenery beautifully and whose work has been exhibited extensively and continues to command a high price through auctions globally and through private sales.
The small village of Fritton borders Fritton Lake, part of the Somerleyton Estate which straddles the Norfolk/Suffolk border. The lake or decoy as it is sometimes known, is a beautiful privately owned Broad and day visitor attraction in the form of Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre where rowing boats, fishing and other outdoor activities can be enjoyed.
The tiny thatched church is well worth a look, with Fritton Arms, a large pub and restaurant with scenic views to the rear just next door. A number of walks are possible in the area.
Just nearby there's a large garden centre, and at Caldecott Hall, home to an 18 hole golf course and driving range, you also will find the Redwings Horse Sanctuary, home to the UK's largest horse sanctury.