In this modern world true peace and relaxation is becoming harder to come by everyday. Which is why we can be so grateful for the The Norfolk Broads. Now often referred to as The Broads National Park (due to recognition of it’s protected status), this natural wondrous landscape is made up of 125 miles of navigable waterways, and is over 303 square kilometres! Packed with wildlife and nature, the 7 rivers and 63 broads have been attracting boating tourists for over 200 hundred years!
Filled with countless picturesque towns and charming villages, this tranquil marshland remains popular with people from all over the country and beyond, from artists and anglers, to birdwatchers and boaters!
The towns of Wroxham and Hoveton are often referred to as the Capitals of The Norfolk Broads. Split by the bridge going over the river, few even realise they are two different towns with even locals using Wroxham as blanket name for both!
This medium sized town has a terrific selection of restaurants and cafes, a wide-range of shops and independent outlets, and of course several boat hire companies!
This riverside town is perhaps the most popular place for boat hire, with a good range of destinations and sights that are possible to reach within a day of boating! Popular companies such as Broads Tours and Richardson’s Boat Hire, offer day boats for up to 8 hours allowing up to 8 people per boat. With a range of options for all parties this truly does make for a fantastic family day out. After all the best way to explore the Broads is by water!
There’s so many incredible pubs all over Norfolk, all with their own charm, character and traditions. A significant proportion of these are based by the river and offer terrific places to stop for a bite to eat whilst enjoying the relaxing nature of The Broads!
Click on the map pins below to see some of our top picks: