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Retro Retreat: The Control Tower, Walsingham, Norfolk

The Control Tower

A fascinating building and a sympathetic retro renovation in a lovely part of the world: there's plenty to recommend a stay in The Control Tower, Walsingham, Norfolk. 

The name gives away its past: this building was originally built in 1943 to command the take-offs and landings at was once RAF North Creake Airfield. These buildings are striking examples of British modernist architecture and you may remember the Control Tower featured on WowHaus in Shropshire a couple of years back.

This particular tower has been converted by owners Nigel and Claire (pictured above outside the property) into a vintage-influenced vegetarian B&B. The renovation features stunning original Art Deco-era pieces alongside sympathetic contemporary touches such as Roberts Radios. Guests get to sleep in bedrooms with names such as the Signal Room or Controller's Rest Room giving an indication of their history. 

Situated three miles south of Wells-next-the-Sea, it's a great place to escape from 21st-century life for a weekend. 

Prices start at £100 a night.

The Control Tower website

via Emerald Street

The Control Tower bedroom