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Places to visit around the Norfolk Broads (North)

Fairhaven Woodland & Water Gardens. Tel: 01603 270449

To be found in the village of South Walsham, the Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is spread over 180 acres of beautiful natural woodland and water gardens. The gardens also feature a private landlocked broad on which pleasure-boat trips can be taken. The candelabra primulas are spectacular in spring.

Address: Garden Trust, School Road, South Walsham. NR13 6DZ
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Fairhaven Waterpark
Southern Comfort - Mississippi Paddle Boat. Tel: 01692 630262

Based adjacent to the Swan Inn in Horning, the Southern Comfort is a Mississippi style paddle steamer which offers cruises on the Norfolk Broads, visiting such places as Ranworth Broad on the River Bure.

Lower Street, Horning, Norfolk, NR12 8AA
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Southern Comfort Mississipi Passenger Boat
Broadland Cycle Hire. Tel: 07887 480331

What better way to discover the delights of the Norfolk Broads than by cycle. A range of bikes are available for hire including tandems. Discover the quiet back lanes of Norfolk and come across quiet picturesque villages at a leisurely pace.

Address: 2 Littlewood Lane, Hoveton, Norfolk. NR12 8DZ

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Cycle hire
Bewilderwood. Tel: 08700 130705

Bewilderwood is 50 acres of attractions to bewitch the whole family including a wild imaginative outdoor tree houses, zip wires, jungle bridges, Crocklebogs, boat trips, marsh walks and great organic food! Spend a day with us.

Address: Horning Road, Hoveton, Wroxham, Norwich, NR12 8JW

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Bewilderwood Adventure Park
Wroxham Barns. Tel: 01603 783911

Situated in the village of Wroxham, there is something to entertain the whole family. Discover the arts and crafts of Wroxham Barns with demonstrations of how things used to be made in the "old days". Come away with a unique gift from our extensive range of hand made items, stylish clothes, children's toys and delicious foods. Our cafeteria serves a wide range of food and drink to finish your visit.

Address: Tunstead Road, Hoveton, Wroxham. NR12 8QU

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Wroxham Barns
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Garden. Tel: 01493 369477

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens first opened it's gates to the public in 1979 and since then has built up a huge array of wildlife. Come and view the apes, Red Pandas, our reptile house, a variety of small mammals, birds and big cats including Tigers.

Address: Filby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. NR29 3DR

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Thrigby Hall Wildlife Park
Bure Valley Railway. Tel: 01263 733858

Our miniature gauge railway runs from Wroxham Station up to Aylsham, a round-trip distance of 18 miles, calling at the villages of Brampton, Buxton and Coltishall. We have real steam locomotives which can be seen close up. Come and take a trip through the Norfolk countryside.

Address: Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk. NR11 6BW

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Bure Valley Railway
Ranworth Church

St Helens Church can be found in the village of Ranworth, a short walk from the car park at Ranworth staithe and is known as 'the cathedral of the Broads' attracting up to 100,000 visitors a year. The climb to the top of the 100ft tower affords fantastic views over the surrounding countryside. The church contains one of the finest examples of a mediaeval ‘rood’ screen in the country and an exquisite 15th century illuminated songbook, known as the Ranworth Antiphoner

Address: St. Helen, Ranworth, Norfolk.

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St Helens Church in Ranworth
The Broads Museum Tel: 01692 581681

Located adjacent to the River Ant at Stalham Staithe, this museum of Norfolk Broadland life is unique with exhibits detailing how the Broads were shaped, examples of the boats which plied the rivers in bygone days and how people's working lives shaped the landscape.

Address:The Staithe, Stalham, Norfolk, NR12 9DA

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Broads Museum, Stalham
Broads Tours. Day boat hire & Escorted cruises.
Tel: Bookings: Wroxham 01603 782207
or Potter Heigham 01692 670711 

Hire a day boat for the hour, the half day or whole day from either of two bases on the Norfolk Broads. Wroxham is the capital of the Broads and hire from here will allow visits to Horning, Coltishall, and Ranworth Broad. Hire from Potter Heigham to take in the quieter stretches of the River Thurne including Hickling, Horsey Mere and West Somerton.

Address: The Bridge, Wroxham, Norfolk, NR12 8RX

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How Hill House. Tel: 01692 678555

How Hill House, situated in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, was built in 1904 by the architect Edward Thomas Boardman as his family's holiday home. This is set in 365 acres offering countryside walks. Marshman's Cottage is a recreation of life in the 1800's. Also available is a water trail which can be explored by electric launch - advance booking is advised.

Address: How Hill Trust, Ludham, Norfolk, NR29 5PG

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How Hill Educational Trust
Sealife Centre, Great Yarmouth. Tel: 01493 330631

A great opportunity to treat the whole family to a recreation of aquatic life in the oceans and seas of the world. Situated on the promenade at Great Yarmouth, the Sealife Centre hosts rugged coastline to tropical coral reefs, sandy shallows to the dark depths of the ocean, all populated by amazing creatures.

Address: Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth

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Sealife Centre Great Yarmouth


Sleeps minimum




North or South Broads




Pets allowed


Wifi on premises


Has microwave


Has washing machine


Has Freezer


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