Norfolk Broads

Norfolk and The Norfolk Broads are synonymous with each other. These inland waterways are unique to the county and instantly recognisable. The renamed Broads National Park is a wildlife and bird watching delight, much of it designated with areas of scientific interest. A joy for those who love to sail, fish the waterways or just meander slowly in a boat, you can discover tranquillity around water that is so enjoyable, allowing you to truly relax and unwind - The Norfolk Broads will entertain and revive!

Hire a day cruiser from Broads Tours and explore the area at a serene pace, navigate the waterways and lakes and witness the unique wildlife both on the banks and in the water. Along the way, why not moor up at one of the many waterside pubs where you can sample the great local food, or stay on dry-land for a bit longer and walk many of the waterside paths and routes? Be sure to keep an eye out for the impressive Norfolk Wherry barges with their distinctive high-peaked sails. Alternatively, get closer to the waters in a canoe or kayak, where the flat open waterways provide easy navigation so you can experience the wildlife at a much closer level. The Canoe Man in Wroxham will hire out craft or take you on a bespoke nature trip where you can reach some stretches of water not accessible to larger craft.

Wroxham and Hoveton are the main centres for The Broads. Popular with tourists in the summer, they play host to a number of notable attractions, from boat-hire companies to the infamous Southern Comfort - a lively paddle steamer that takes you out on a round-trip cruise. If shopping is on the agenda then pop into Roys of Wroxham, a unique and well-loved local department store in the heart of The Broads, where you can find just about everything!

However, The Broads are not just about Wroxham and Hoveton. There are many quiet villages to enjoy and explore. South Walsham home to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Gardens has one of the prettiest stretches of water; from here you can take the small river boat for a short trip around their private Broad where you may be lucky enough to spot an elusive Kingfisher, watch the elegant Grebe or see a playful river Otter.

Ranworth and Ludham are two pretty villages. At Ludham Staithe join the river Thurne for an enjoyable walk along the banks and see the windmills at Staithe and Thurne. In Ranworth head up to the tower of St. Helen’s church for some great views across the Broad and countryside, or explore on foot via the numerous walks and pathways maintained by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Alternative destinations include the towns and villages of Salhouse and Stalham and further south look out for Rockland St. Mary, Loddon and more! The How Hill National Nature Reserve owned by the National Trust, is internationally acclaimed and has something to offer visitors whatever the season.

There are some great award winning family attractions too. Wroxham Barns, is a must for families with smaller children whilst adults will enjoy the craft stores and local produce. Active families should head towards Horning, where they will find the superb adventure park, BeWILDerwood, full of family-orientated adventures and activities, or pick up the Bure Valley Steam narrow gauge railway, which runs from Wroxham to Aylsham.

There is much to see and do in The Broads, it is truly a magical experience and one not to be missed.



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West Somerton, East Norfolk Coast

273

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£620 - £1136
per week
From £465 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • In a peaceful location amidst rolling farmland it offers peace and tranqulity, yet so close to the coast and Norfolk broads. Leath Barn is an excellent base for a family holiday and offers good quality accommodation.
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

Ludham, Norfolk Broads

1009

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£667 - £1230
per week
From £500 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A luxurious thatched, beamed cottage located on the outskirts of the village of Ludham. River walks, sailling, watersports, sandy beaches and cycling all closeby there is so much to explore.
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 9.5 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Open fire or woodburner

Barton Turf, Norfolk Broads

1439

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£752 - £1386
per week
From £564 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Point Farm Barn is nestled in countryside that is rich in wild life, a perfect retreat from the world, although vibrant Norwich is only half an hour away. Smaller parties receive a discount during some low season weeks.
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 8.5 miles
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Buxton, Norfolk Broads

1759

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£1201 - £2319
per week
From £901 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Near The Broads, Norwich and the east coast beaches, Oak House is in a great location to access the best that Norfolk has to offer.
  • 10 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Games room
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Loddon, Norfolk Broads

1881

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£935 - £2252
per week
From £701 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Relax and enjoy the time in this super family house within the Broads National Park.
  • 11 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 13.5 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles

Horstead, Norfolk Broads

1771

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£1684 - £3029
per week
From £1,263 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star Gold
  • Set within the heart of the village of Horstead this detached property offers lovely accommodation suitable for family and friends wishing to holiday together and is close to the Norfolk Broads.
  • 14 Guests
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 15 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
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