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The bridge at Wroxham The bridge at Wroxham

Wroxham

Often proclaimed at the capital of the Norfolk Broads, Wroxham is a large village, almost a town, spread either side of the River Bure. You will also come across references to Hoveton, which is due to the village being dissected by the river. The west side is actually Wroxham, the east bank being Hoveton. Collectively, they are more often referred to simply as Wroxham. The village has it's own train station with connections to Norwich and the East coast. It is a 25 minute drive from Norwich, a distance of 9 miles.

Things to see and do:
Wroxham is distinctly a holiday village. Many shops, cafes and bars line the river so a stroll around the area is a pleasant pastime. Being on the river, you have a choice of self drive day boat companies who hire everything from canoes to launches to sleek picnic boats. The river is very picturesque heading towards Horning, so an afternoon's cruise is very rewarding. If you prefer someone else to do the piloting, Broads Tours operate regular afternoon passenger launch trips. Model railway enthusiasts will love the layout exhibitions at Wroxham Miniature Worlds close to the train station. A short stroll away is the narrow gauge Bure Valley Railway, which runs a regular service to Aylsham, a journey of 9 miles over 45 minutes. Bewilderwood, off the A1062 to Horning will delight the children. It's described as "a wild and imaginative adventure park with magical tree houses and a hint of intriguing characters, bringing a curious difference to the Norfolk Broads".Having it's own train station makes Wroxham an ideal start point for a visit to Norwich, without having to think about car parking. The resorts of Sheringham and Cromer are all within easy reach.

Local pubs, restaurants:
The Kings Head and the Wroxham hotel, situated by the infamous Wroxham bridge. Both have terraces from which to watch the comings and goings under the medieval low arched structure. Extensive menus are offered by both establishments. Liberty's an American burger place and the Wherrymans are also situated close to the bridge. If you fancy a fish and chip sit down meal, Greys and Kens are both well thought off. Really in Wroxham, you have a huge choice including Indian, Thai and many small independent concerns.

Cafes and takeaways:

Number 14 is a lovely little cafe, not far from a McDonald’s outlet, both offering tea, coffee and snacks. Fish and chip shops are ubiquitous near the bridge, where there is also a Chinese takeaway.

Other Shops:
You cannot describe Wroxham without mentioning Roys. This store group dominates Wroxham centre, consisting of a supermarket, a department store with a pharmacy, D.I.Y and garden centre buildings. There is a Lloyds bank, an independent butchers and a GP practice in town.

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