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Womack Water near Ludham village Womack Water near Ludham village


The pretty village of Ludham looks as though it's still stuck in the 1800s, as though time has passed it by. And that, in part is what attracts so many people to this picture postcard Olde Worlde village. Thatched houses and restored barns are features of Ludham. It lies 30 minutes drive from Norwich, and has a population of around 1,300 inhabitants, though this would naturally increase in the summer months when it's holiday accommodation is occupied.

Things to see and do:
Ludham has a 1,000 year history. St Catherine's Church was built in the 14th and 15th centuries and is worth a look around. It houses one of the finest Rood Screens in Norfolk. The Victorian pews, the organ and the stained glass are all note-worthy. You are only a short walk from Womack Water with it's moorings in such a picturesque setting. Boats are always vying for position to get in here, which makes it an entertaining spectacle for an hour or so. If you want to get out onto the River Thurne, to which Womack Water is connected, you can hire a day launch from Potter Heigham, which is just three miles away. From here, you can travel down the Thurne towards it's junction with the River Bure, and then on up to the pretty villages of Horning and Wroxham. Or opt to go under the bridge at Potter Heigham to a riverscape that hasn't changed much in a hundred years, due to the low arches of the bridge, choking off river traffic. Here you will find Hickling Broad, Horsey Mere and West Somerton. The sea is also just 17 minutes by car from Ludham, where you will find the charming little seaside resort of Winterton-On-Sea. A further 12 minutes drive will take you to Horsey Gap, which is often frequented by a colony of seals.

Local pubs, restaurants:
The Kings Arms is on the main street and is popular with locals and visitors. The food is good and the bar has live music on a Friday for those who prefer organised entertainment. The next nearest would be in nearby Potter Heigham, where you will find The Norada and the Falgate Inn. Both offer a full menu to visitors.

Cafes and takeaways:

The Alfresco Tearooms are located next to the Kings Arms. Here you can purchase hot and cold drinks, light lunches and home made cakes. A little further away in nearby Potter Heigham you will find Bridgestones. This coffee shop and restaurant offers hot and cold meals and cakes you will not be able to pass by. It is very popular, even out of season, which tells you how well thought of it is.

Other Shops:
Throwers, in the centre of the village, is a small supermarket stores offering provisions. The village has it's own medical centre and pharmacy. There are no banks but an ATM machine is available on High Street, opposite Ludham Garage.

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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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