Birdwatching in Norfolk

Norfolk, with its diverse coastline of creeks, salt marshes, nature reserves, sandy habitats and the largest protected wetland in Britain, The Norfolk Broads, is a county that will delight and titillate birdwatchers of all ages and experience. Whether a seasoned enthusiast, or just on the look out for some unique wildlife, Norfolk has something to offer all year round. With cottages spread throughout the county you are never far from an opportunity to indulge your eyes and senses. So check out the vast bird watching opportunities Norfolk has to offer and start planning your holiday today.

Norfolk hosts a number of wildlife parks and RSPB reserves, with well-maintained walkways alongside rivers inhabited with a variety of ducks, from the mallard, to the coot and moorhen, and all manner of geese on the banks, including the greylag, Canadian and Egyptian geese. Soaring high up in the skies above, you might spot a marsh harrier, sparrowhawk or even a kestrel before divebombing down to their prey. You may even catch the solitary heron amongst the reeds, wading in shallow waters and picking out small fish and frogs with its distinctively long bill.

With so many reserves, you will possibly find yourself spoilt for choice. Take a look at the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and the RSPB websites for in-depth information about particular sites in Norfolk. The Norfolk Wildlife Trust is offering £10 off your first year’s membership; well worth it if you are a regular visitor to Norfolk and not currently a member. With thirty-eight wildlife sites across the county of Norfolk, many of which offer superb walking opportunities, this may be an offer that may tempt you.

High on your visit list however, should be Pensthorpe Natural Park and the RSPB marshes at Buckenham and Surlingham Church. Cley Marshes is the oldest wildlife site in the country and one of the most popular. It has an award winning eco centre which was opened in 2007 and has an excellent new education centre for you to explore. The natural habitat in Norfolk is wonderful to explore with its provision of relaxing walks around gentle waterways and riverbanks full of life. Well-positioned nests and hideaways provide the perfect shelter for a moment of respite, or longer-term watching throughout the day. Furthermore, explore the area in all the seasons and discover the truly diverse birdlife throughout the year.

Whether the amateur enthusiast, or the keen birdwatcher, our self-catering cottages below will suit your needs.


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Limpenhoe, Norfolk Broads

1256

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£304 - £421
per week
From £237 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Attractive and very comfortable accommodation close to Acle. This self-catering property is in the heart of the Broads giving you great flexibility with a range of surrounding attractions.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 11 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

Lyng, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

1818

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£359 - £531
per week
From £278 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • Enjoy a cosy holiday in a peaceful countryside setting – bring your four legged friend too!
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 20 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

Holt, North Norfolk Coast

1907

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£469 - £663
per week
From £361 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • A wonderful place to escape for a romantic getaway for two.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Tennis court
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Pub 0.8 miles

Banningham, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

1389

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£296 - £508
per week
From £231 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Holly Cottage is a recently converted and renovated outbuilding, now providing cosy and comfortable open plan accommodation with its own enclosed garden. A great base from which to explore Norfolk.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 8 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Weybourne, North Norfolk Coast

1903

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£306 - £493
per week
From £239 for a 3-night stay
  • Come and stay in this snug retreat for two located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Swannington, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

1011

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£341 - £518
per week
From £265 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • On one level, Lollipop Cottage is a tastefully renovated converted stable. Attractively and comfortably furnished it is in a lovely rural location yet within a very short distance of the historic city of Norwich.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 20 miles
  • Pub 3 miles

Tunstead, Norfolk Broads

966

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£376 - £589
per week
From £291 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Traditional farm cottage with an open plan layout and modern interior.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 1 mile

Aylsham, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

1286

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£334 - £521
per week
From £260 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • This is a lovely market town close to the Coast and the Broads. You couldn't be more central. Enjoy a day of culture and history in Norwich, just a short distance away.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 11 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Langham, Norfolk Coast

1733

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£619 - £969
per week
From £473 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • A luxurious character barn with many exposed beams and woodburner, would make a perfect romantic retreat or getaway bolthole for two Set in the pretty village of Langham, a great location for exploring the coastline.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 7.5 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Holt, North Norfolk Coast

1838

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£382 - £612
per week
From £296 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • Located centrally, yet in a quiet location of the popular Georgian town of Holt, this pretty flint cottage is a perfect hideaway for two.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
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Cley, North Norfolk Coast

1708

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£504 - £931
per week
From £387 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special offer15% Off a weekend break starting 1st November 2019
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • On-street parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Pub 0.1 miles
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West Runton, Norfolk Coast

2042

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£406 - £646
per week
From £314 for a 3-night stay
  • A boutique-style, romantic cottage for two in the pretty, coastal village of West Runton with a beautiful sandy beach that is also famous for the fossils found here.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • On-street parking
  • Beach 0.8 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
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