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Just 3 miles from the seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea, Wighton is in a great location to explore North Norfolk. Wighton has its own Art Gallery at the Old School House, and also a post office, tea room and The Carpenters Arms pub which serves food and drinks. Wighton is also not far from the Pilgrimage destination, The Shrine at Little Walsingham.

Wighton has holiday cottages to rent and also offers Bed and Breakfast in the village and it a great place for a holiday in North Norfolk..

The Wighton Scarecrow Festival takes place over the Saturday, Sunday & Monday of the first May Bank Holiday. This event has become a high point in the Norfolk calendar and attracts thousands of visitors, including holiday- makers now making it an annual pilgrimage to the event. There are varied exhibitions and a scarecrow café to enjoy, as well as, scarecrows in many of the gardens and public areas. The Children's competition is always on the common on the Sunday afternoon. All events are free and open to all visitors & locals.

The Wells to Walsingham light railway passes the outskirts of the village on, what was, the old main London line and can still be used to get to and from Wighton at Seaton's Halt.