One Norfolk village has gained national attention being crowned as one of the UK's prettiest.

The Telegraph has collated its picks for the top 20 most beautiful seaside villages awarding a hidden gem on the north Norfolk coast a spot on the list.

Cley-next-the-Sea is known across the nation for its birdwatching, with six hides overlooking its lagoons, beaches and grazing marshes.

Eastern Daily Press: The Cley and Salthouse Marshes, near SheringhamThe Cley and Salthouse Marshes, near Sheringham (Image: Mark Bullimore)READ MORE: Cley and Salthouse Marshes named a top UK birdwatching spot

Sitting in an area of outstanding natural beauty the village is home to a Norfolk Wildlife Trust site that includes wetland and coastal habitats.

The village was said to encompass the north Norfolk coast with "flinty buildings lining comely little streets while the world beyond melts into salt marshes, reedbeds and fathomless skies".

The article also mentions some of the village's flourishing businesses giving a shoutout to Crabpot Books, The Cley Smokehouse, Made in Cley pottery workshop and Picnic Fayre deli.

The village's other famous landmark the 18th Century windmill overlooks the flint homes. The landmark has now been converted into a B&B with double rooms starting from £215.