Hotels in Downham Market
The bustling market town of Downham Market, often referred to simply as Downham, sits on the banks of the River Ouse in the county of Norfolk. It's one of the oldest market towns in the county, with roots dating back to Saxon times. Visit today to explore the wonderfully picturesque streets, thriving market and numerous independent shops.
Nicknamed 'gingerbread town' due to the colour of the local carstone, which is used extensively throughout the town, you can't fail to be bewitched by its idyllic and relaxed atmosphere. We have a number of Downham Market hotels listed here on the website, all of which are within easy walking distance of the town's main sights.
Out and about
You'll find plenty to keep you entertained during a visit to Downham Market. The Downham Market & District Heritage Centre is located within the town hall on Market Square, and heritage society events are held in the building on a regular basis.
Youngsters and creative types will be in their element at Paint Pots, a creative pottery painting studio and craft shop based on High Street in the centre of town. Try your hand at everything from T-shirt painting and decoupage to clay modelling.
Stay active with a walk along the Fen Rivers Way footpath or perhaps test your golf swing with a visit to Ryston Park Golf Club.
Time your visit to coincide with Downham Market Festival Week in May and you'll get to enjoy a week-long series of events from parades to dancing.
Downham has held a market for centuries and the weekly events at Market Place continue to draw in visitors from across the area. Markets are currently held on Fridays and Saturdays in the car park of the town hall and, as only one trader can be licenced to sell a particular type of product, a varied range of stalls is guaranteed.
Eating and drinking
The Railway Arms micro pub and café is a great place to visit. Sample the excellent local brews, make use of one of the available board games, browse through the collection of books or get chatting to some of the locals.
Downham Tandoori and Titash Indian Restaurant both specialise in a wide selection of Indian dishes. Arbuckles American-style diner serves everything from juicy steaks to sizzling fajitas, while Palmers Restaurant is highly regarded for its stylish yet relaxed atmosphere and exciting menu options.
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