Norfolk Holiday Cottages

Norfolk is well known for its wonderful landscape and action packed attractions. A holiday to Norfolk promises to be as action packed as you want it to be. With peaceful countryside, miles of invigorating coastline and numerous lakes and rivers to explore, it is no wonder that holiday cottages in Norfolk are so popular. Norfolk holiday cottages place you right in the middle of the action with so many sights to see and things to do, and all the while being surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in England. There is a Norfolk holiday cottage to suit every holiday.

Self Catering Norfolk

Self catering is a cost efficient and attractive accommodation option as you are free to enjoy as much or as little of what Norfolk has to offer. The surrounding countryside boasts various nature reserves and nature trails for you to wander around, or you can take a boat ride through tranquil backwaters. Wildlife is abundant and you may spot birds such as herons, bitterns, cranes and marsh harriers, as well as butterflies and rare flowers. Self Catering Norfolk leaves you free to enjoy the fantastic scenery without the fear of missing hotel meals.

Norfolk Accommodation

If you are looking for Norfolk accommodation close to the spectacular coastline with miles of pristine beaches, rolling sand dunes and safe, shallow water, then self catering holiday cottages are for you. While some beaches are quiet and unspoilt, others are livelier with funfairs, donkey rides and water sports so there is something to suit everyone. The coastline is also great for spotting wildlife and you can even take an exciting boat trip to see colonies of seals. There is Norfolk accommodation available throughout the county, from vibrant seaside resorts to secluded places of natural beauty.

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Buildings, beaches and the Broads, that’s Norfolk if you had to pick just three things to sum up the county. Tucked away in the corner of East Anglia, Norfolk has been an important region throughout history, with many reigns leaving their mark in the form of castles, cathedrals and stately homes that are now popular with tourists. Visitors are also drawn by the seaside resorts along the coast that offer the quintessential British holiday experience, as well as the Norfolk Broads, the country’s largest protected wetland and a paradise for wildlife and people alike.

Places to go in Norfolk

When looking at Norfolk’s rich heritage there is no better place to start than the historic city of Norwich, home to iconic buildings dating back to the early 11th Century. The city’s oldest buildings are its castle and cathedral; both are stunning examples of Norman architecture and have been well preserved over the centuries. Also in Norwich are St Andrew's & Blackfriars' Halls, among the most complete medieval friary complex surviving in England. Outside the city, there are some awe-inspiring abbeys and stately homes to see. The 12th Century Wymondham Abbey is known for its giant twin towers, while Sandringham Estate is the Queen’s country retreat. The Norfolk coast is dotted with seaside resorts offering everything you’d expect from a holiday on home soil. Great Yarmouth is the most famous with its ‘Golden Mile’ seafront, market, pier and theatre, but smaller resorts like Cromer and Hunstanton offer a nice low-key alternative.

Our Top Picks in Norfolk

We want you to enjoy the best that Norfolk has to offer and so here's a selection of our favourite things to see and do;

Sandringham Estate

The much-loved country retreat of the Queen, Sandringham Estate is the most famous stately home in Norfolk. The house, museum and gardens are all open to the public at certain times of the year and well worth spending a day exploring. The museum is particularly interesting, housing a collection of Royal vehicles, rare ceramics, photographs and memorabilia.

Boating on the Broads

Just rent a boat, get out on the water and have some fun. First-timers or novices can rent a modest boat for use on many of the larger broads, including Wroxham, Horning, Hickling and Oulton, while more experienced ‘captains’ can opt for a cruiser equipped with all the modern comforts of a home. There are opportunities for sailing, canoeing, kayaking and windsurfing.

Hippodrome Circus

Roll up, roll up and see the fantastic and daring acts at Great Yarmouth’s famous Hippodrome Circus. Comedians, dancers, Illusionists, balancing acts, jugglers, aerialists and other high-wire acts are guaranteed to amaze, thrill and entertain you. The venue itself dates back to 1903 and is billed as Britain’s last surviving total circus building.

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