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  • Location– The hotel stood on the clifftop  It was sadly demolished after a fire in 1949

    Story: “The Hound of the Baskervilles”

    See Also: Cromer Hall, Royal Golf Club Cromer

    Reason for Inclusion: Stayed in by Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle in 1897 and with Bertram Fletcher Robinson in March 1901. Another claimant for where the idea of the Hound of the Baskervilles was first discussed

    Accessibility: Nothing remains on the cliff top. The Ballroom on Overstrand Road was destroyed by a fire in 1978 and has been replaced

    Description: A guide to the area referred to the hotel as “situated on the heathery hills towards Overstrand, it is the largest hotel in the district. It stands in its own picturesque grounds of seven acres, and contains 150 rooms. The grand coffee room, drawing room, billiard room, smoke room, and extensive lounge, all on the ground floor, are fitted with every modern improvement; while a hydraulic lift gives easy access to the floors above. In the grounds are tennis and croquet lawns, bicycle house, stabling for visitors, etc. The Royal Links Hotel affords an ideal hostelry for golfers and all lovers of scenery and good air. Adjoining, on the Lighthouse Hills, are the links of the Royal Cromer Golf Club, which for picturesqueness cannot be surpassed. The course consists of eighteen holes. Within twenty minutes of the Broads, Private Steam Launches, to carry ten or twelve persons, can be ordered at the Hotel Office.”

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