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How to make the most of your stay

Wroxham - the 'Capital' of the Norfolk Broads - is a vibrant, bustling village, with boat launches, pubs, cafes, restaurants and excellent amenities, including shops, pharmacy, grocery and department store.  The Norfolk Broads Cottage, set a short walk from the centre, is ideally situated to explore the Broads, the historic city of Norwich and the incredible beaches of the North Norfolk coast. 

Local attractions

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The Broads

The Norfolk Broads, part of the Broads National Park, captivates visitors from around the world. Explore the tranquil waterways by boat, witness stunning sunsets, spot rare bird species, indulge in charming riverside villages, with quaint pubs and historic windmills. This unique network of rivers, lakes, and marshes stretches across picturesque landscapes, teeming with rich biodiversity - and staying in the Norfolk Broads Cottage it is right on your doorstep.



Wroxham is at the heart of the Broads network. Enjoy the cafes and restaurants, feed the ducks by the staithe, walk your dog at the small riverside green. The ideal place to hire a boat and explore the waterways, you can sail east towards Horning, or north-west towards Coltishall. Both have pubs excellent for lunch. 

If you’d prefer an escorted journey, take a trip on the Southern Comfort Paddle Steamer which runs between Wroxham and Horning. Keep an eye out on their website, as they often run speciality evenings, such as Jazz Nights. 

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Caen Meadow & Keys Hill Wood 

Just across the road from the cottage, this sloping meadow with access to the water is a hidden gem popular with locals. Caen Meadow even has a small beach to the Bure - perfect for paddling or launching our canoe or paddleboards!

Keys Hill Woods and the surrounding fields are perfect for dog walking whatever the season. 

Within three miles



Situated near Horning, Bewilderwood is an award-winning adventure park that guarantees fun for the whole family. Enter the magical world of treehouses, zip wires, and imaginative play areas. Children can let their imaginations run wild in this whimsical and captivating outdoor wonderland.


Wroxham Barns

Located just a short distance away, Wroxham Barns is a delightful complex offering a range of activities. Explore the charming craft shops, where local artisans showcase their talents, or enjoy the family-friendly fun of the Junior Farm, complete with friendly animals and tractor rides.


Bure Valley Railway

Experience a nostalgic steam train journey at the Bure Valley Railway, located just outside Wroxham. Climb aboard and meander through nine miles of picturesque countryside, crossing the stunning Bure Valley and passing quaint Norfolk villages along the way.

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How Hill & Hoveton Hall Gardens

Hoveton Hall Gardens is a haven of natural beauty. Take a leisurely stroll through the enchanting gardens, featuring vibrant flower displays and ancient trees.

Alternatively, explore How Hill with its stunning woodlands, gardens, and wetland areas. Walk the nature trails, or experience the beauty of the Broads aboard the Electric Eel, an electric-powered boat that offers guided tours. 

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RAF Defence Museum

Situated nearby in Neatishead, the RAF Defence Radar Museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the history and technology of air defence radar systems. Discover interactive exhibits, historical artifacts, and explore the former RAF Neatishead site, where radar operations were conducted during World War II and the Cold War.


Wroxham Miniature Worlds

If you have an interest in model railways and miniatures, a visit to Wroxham Miniature Worlds is a must. Discover intricate model train displays, charming dioramas, and miniature landscapes that bring the railway world to life. This fascinating attraction offers hours of entertainment for both young and old.

Our favourite picks - a short drive


Sea Palling

Sea Palling is an excellent sandy beach with 9 artificial offshore reefs.
Backed by sand dunes, the curving beach is rightly popular all year round. Lifeguards are on duty in the peak summer season. Facilities include toilets and a pub, the Reef’s Bar, as well as cafés, amusements and a fresh fish stall. Walkers can explore the scenic coastline and may spot seals in the North Sea waters.

There’s a large pay-and-display car park just a short walk from the sand.



Horsey is a wild, unspoilt sandy beach. Backed by one of the largest sand dune
systems on the east coast, this beach is often deserted outside of summer.
The main attraction at Horsey are the seals. From November to January Grey Seals take to the beach to give birth. The
rest of the year you can see the seals bobbing around in the waters off the beach.

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Cromer & Sheringham

Cromer is a traditional Victorian seaside resort, with a wide sand and shingle beach popular for swimming and surfing. 

The beach has a Victorian Pier with Pavilion Theatre and is a popular spot for sea angling for cod and bass. The best spot around for surfing, and surfing equipment and lessons are available.
Beach facilities are good with toilets, shops, food stands and a slipway.

The City Of Stories

A city with a church for every week of the year and a pub for every day: Norwich is a vibrant, bustling medieval city with all the modern day amenities and shops you would expect. It is difficult to do justice to the city in this limited space; but consider the following:


The Castle & The Culture

Norwich Castle is a magnificent medieval fortress, housing a fascinating museum that showcases the city's rich history. See also The Cathedral and Cathedral Close, Tombland, and The Adam and Eve Pub, which was built in the 1200s and is revered by locals. 

A UNESCO City of Literature, Norwich's vibrant theatre scene offers a range of venues, including Theatre Royal, Playhouse and The Maddermarket, hosting diverse performances and captivating productions.


The Lanes & The Nightlife

Shopping and nightlife in Norwich is second to none: Try The Lanes, a historic area packed with creative and independent shops, then head out to Riverside and enjoy the nightlife: bowling, cinemas, clubs and food!


The Parks

Norwich boasts a collection of beautiful parks, each offering its own unique charm. From Eaton Park with its boating pond, skate park and play areas to the vibrant city oasis of Chapelfield Gardens, these parks provide lush green spaces for relaxation, recreation, and community gatherings in the heart of Norwich. Remember to check out Whitlingham too!

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