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The sleepy village of Langley (also known as Langley with Hardley) can be found off the River Yare. It has a population of just under 500 inhabitants and is around 12 miles from Norwich. Interestingly, the residents of the village could not agree on whether to refer to it with or without the "Hardley" suffix, as it was essentially two villages joined together. The full name was decided upon, even though its mostly referred to as Langley, and a village sign was erected where they meet. One side shows a Langley fascia, whilst the reverse shows Hardley.

Things to see and do:
The Wherrymans Way, named after the crewmen of a large cargo-carrying barge whose elegant black sails were once a common sight on these waters, is a 37 mile walk starting in Norwich, which passes through Langley and skirts part of the River Yare on its way to Great Yarmouth. It takes you through delightful scenery and is walkable in sections. For more details click HERE. Hardley Windmill is a restored mill on the banks of the River Yare. It has very attractive views from it's cap across the Yare valley. and includes a visitor centre serving light refreshments in season. You are in the middle of the countryside here so to see things, you will need to travel out. Interesting places nearby include the town of Loddon which has fine Edwardian and Victorian architecture, more details HERE. The Ted Ellis Nature Reserve in Surlingham is one of the few remaining areas of the once extensive Yare Valley swamp. It is, undoubtedly, one of the most important sites of its kind in Britain. Expect to see all manner of wildlife in this untouched oasis. The fine city of Norwich is a 25 minute drive away. With it's magnificent cathedral, museums, open market, a number of shopping areas and riverside walks, you could easily spend the day here.

Local pubs, restaurants:
There are no pubs or restaurants in Langley, but neighbouring Loddon, a 6 minute drive away has an abundance of eating places. The White Horse, the Kings Head and the Swan Inn all offer good sized food menus. The Kings head has regular weekend evening entertainment For more information, click HERE

Cafes and takeaways:

Again, you will need to travel in to Loddon for cafes and takeaways. Rosie Lees is a popular cafe close to Loddon Quay. See the Loddon link above more information.

Other Shops:
The nearest shops are in Loddon town centre, where you will find a Co-op supermarket, newsagents, independent butchers, bakery, a bank, pharmacy and a medical centre.

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Sleeps minimum




North or South Broads




Pets allowed


Wifi on premises


Has microwave


Has washing machine


Has Freezer


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