Norfolk Broads Cottages

The Norfolk Broads are a magical series of rivers and lakes that create a wonderful expanse of natural beauty and a haven for wildlife. Norfolk Broads cottages are the perfect way to explore this region of outstanding natural beauty as you have the freedom to do as much or as little as you desire. Popular with bird watchers and ramblers alike, there are a range of holiday cottages in the Norfolk Broads to choose from, from pet friendly large family cottages to intimate hideaways just for two, whatever the purpose of your holiday you can find the perfect fit.

Self Catering Norfolk Broads

The Norfolk Broads has a host of activities and self catering is a great way to explore the region with the freedom tp come and go as you please. The region has an abundance of local farms producing fantastic food that you can pick up and prepare in your own kitchen, a home away from home. Self catering can often reduce the cost of your holiday and make those valuable pennies go further.

Norfolk Broads Accommodation

Whether you are a group of friends seeking action and adventure or a couple looking to get away for a romantic weekend, there is the ideal Norfolk Broads accommodation for you with a self catering holiday cottage. Experience the majesty of the Broadlands, get lost in one of the many quaint market towns or face your fears with one of the many extreme sports on offer. Choose from a range of great value Norfolk Broads accommodation in many beautiful locations across this stunning region, save money and have the holiday you desire with holiday cottages in the Norfolk Broads.

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Norfolk Broads

Britain's largest protected wetland is a watery paradise for wildlife and people alike. Its reed beds, grazing marshes and woodlands provide a haven for an array of mammals, birds and insects, while its long winding rivers and vast shallow lakes are a playground for ramblers, anglers and people “simply messing about in boats”. Along the rivers are quaint towns and villages, where boaters can moor to grab a bite to eat and see the local sights. And in amongst the settlements stand old derelict windmills once used to power drainage pumps, which give a sense of the rich and long history of these waterways.

Places to go on the Norfolk Broads

Stretching some 300 sq km from Honing in the North and Norwich in the West, the Broads are one of Britain’s most important conservation areas for plants and wildlife. The Broads is one of the few places you can spy bitterns and marsh harriers, and it is also great for spotting more common kingfishers, swans, ducks and Canada geese. While the wildlife is a big draw for people, by far the biggest are the boats and all the fun you can have in and out of them. 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. If you’re looking for something more energetic, there are opportunities for sailing, canoeing, kayaking and windsurfing. Whitlingham Country Park is ideal for this. The towns and villages perched on the banks of the rivers are perfect for a break away from the waterways and to stock up on supplies.

Our Top Picks on the Norfolk Broads

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

Museum of the Broads

Located in the market town of Stalham, the museum brings to life the history of the Broads with interactive displays, restored boats and the stories of people who sailed the waterways. Take the opportunity to peer behind the tourist industry and learn about the traditional ways of working and living that made the area what it is today. For families there is also a play boat, painting, quizzes and picnic area.

Bure Valley Railway

A great way to see the countryside is from the comfort of one of the carriages on the charming Bure Valley Railway. The steam and diesel locomotives, which look very much like characters out of the Thomas the Tank Engine, run between Aylsham and Wroxham, stopping at Brampton, Buxton and Coltishall along the way. The railway also offers a steam locomotive driver experience course for anyone who fancies having their hand on the lever.

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