Between the late 1800's and the end of the First World War North Norfolk was a holiday playground of the very wealthy. It also attracted great artists, writers and even royalty. The appeal of the area waned after the War and it did not see a major resurgence in popularity until the 1970's. Today it is one of the most popular areas of the UK for traditional seaside holidays.
Burnham Market is a Norfolk village that has changed completely over the last 25 years. It now resembles a tourist hot spot similar to some of the villages in the Cotswolds. The shops cater mainly for the holiday trade and are aimed at the wealthier members of society, many of whom own second homes in the area.