Holt is a pretty Georgian market town boasting a wide range of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and art galleries which makes it hugely popular with a wide range of people. The villages of Blakeney and Cley, just over 4 miles to the north, are part of the North Norfolk coast designates as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and borders the marshes and beaches which provide access to leisure pursuits and seal colonies and bird watching.
Holt is well known as the home of Gresham's public school, preparatory and pre-prep schools with further schooling available in the area in both the state and private sector including excellent primary schools at Kelling and Holt and Beeston Hall Preparatory School at West Runton.
The cathedral city of Norwich (21 miles to the south) has a vibrant business community and is the regional centre for shopping, leisure and cultural facilities. There is a mainline railway station to London Liverpool Street and an expanding airport to the north of the city.