Holt is a place where small businesses, butchers and fishmongers thrive and where cafés, restaurants and antique shops are plentiful.
In the summer months it’s a magnet for tourists visiting North Norfolk and all year round it’s where residents of the surrounding brick and flint hamlets and villages, gather.During festival week, briefly and dazzlingly, it is home to musicians, poets, actors, dancers, artists and comedians.
There are venues all over town including performances at the church, the Auden Theatre, in the bookshop, Holt Community Centre, hotels and in the magnificent open-air Theatre in the Woods. If you are looking for a quiet time in the countryside, this is not it.
If you’re looking for cultural nourishment, some belly laughs, and the pleasure of seeing some top-flight internationally recognised performers, you’re in the right place.