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The picturesque village of Horning lines the north bank of the River Bure, is a ten minute drive from Wroxham and 25 minutes from Norwich. It has a population of just under 1,100, though this would be substantially more in the summer months, when visitors take up residence in their holiday homes.

Things to see and do:
You will be captivated by Horning's attractive waterfront, and perhaps the best way of seeing it would be to hire a dayboat for a few hours. The Ferry Boatyard offers all manner of boats to hire. If you would rather view from a passenger boat, the Southern Comfort Paddle Steamer operates from the Swan Inn end of the village. Wroxham, "The Queen of the Broads" as it is known, is just a 10 minute drive up the A1062. Once there you will find Roys, the self styled "Largest Village Store in the World" It sells everything and occupies 5 separate buildings including a supermarket, a department store, a garden centre and a hardware department. Also in Wroxham is the Bure Valley Railway, which operates a narrow gauge steam service up to Aylsham. On the drive through to Wroxham, you pass Bewilderwood, described as "A huge, award winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure". Children will love the magical tree-houses, slippery slopes and boat trips. The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, set in a Cold War bunker, in nearby Neatishead is good for a morning or afternoon diversion.

Local pubs, restaurants:
Three pubs line the river in Horning. All offer riverside terraces and an extensive food menu. The Swan Inn is the first you encounter coming from Wroxham. Half way along the village street is The New Inn which has evening entertainment in the summer season. Last, just before exiting the village is The Ferry Inn, which as the name suggests, is on the site of an old chain ferry (no longer operating) which crossed the river here for hundreds of years. The Bure River Cottage Restaurant and the Staithe and Willow are both well thought of eating establishments if you want something more formal than pub food.

Cafes and takeaways:
A Chinese takeaway is on the main street. Wroxham with its array of takeaways, is just a 10 minute drive away.

Other Shops:
Convenience stores, a newsagent, a butchers and some gift shops line Lower Street (the main street through Horning). Supermarket shopping is available in nearby Wroxham.

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