Blakeney old village is set on a hill leading down to the harbour, at its heart is the winding high street, teeming with character there are plenty of pretty brick and flint fisherman’s cottages in hollyhock – lined lanes, known locally as lokes, leading off the high street.
Independent gift shops, delicatessen’s, cafés, restaurants and art galleries dot the village.
Near the harbour is all that remains of Blakeney Guildhall, featuring a very finely vaulted 14th century under croft made of brick and stone. You might assume by the name that the Guildhall was built by a local merchant guild, but you’d be mistaken; it was built as a dwelling by a successful merchant, and only much later used by the local guild of fish merchants. During the First World War it was used as a temporary mortuary for shipwrecked sailors.