Blakeney, Norfolk

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Coordinates: 52°57′04″N 1°01′23″E / 52.951°N 1.023°E / 52.951; 1.023

Blakeney is a coastal village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.[1] The village is 21.1 miles (34.0 km) north west of Norwich, 13.1 miles (21.1 km) west of Cromer and 129 miles (208 km) north north east of London. The village lies 5 miles (8.0 km) north north west of the nearest town of Holt. The nearest railway station is at Sheringham for the Bittern Line which runs between Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport. The village is situated on the northern side of the A149 coast road which links the town of King’s Lynn to Cromer.[2] Blakeney lies within the Norfolk Coast AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and the North Norfolk Heritage Coast. The North Norfolk Coastal Path passes through the village.[3]

The civil parish has an area of 9.9 km² and in the 2001 census had a population of 789 in 402 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.[4]

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Blakeney was a commercial seaport until the early 20th century. Now the harbour is silted up, and only small boats can make their way out past Blakeney Point to the sea. The harbour and surrounding marshes are owned by the National Trust and is a nature reserve where seals can be seen basking on the sand.

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