Norfolk Tourist Information

Boating in the Norfolk Broads at Horning

Boating in the Norfolk Broads at Horning

Norfolk is a holiday adventure just waiting to be discovered. It’s one of Britain’s top spots for boating holidays around the country’s largest inland waterway the Norfolk (and Suffolk) Broads which offer miles and miles of lock free boating. Norfolk is a mecca for bird and wildlife watching featuring numerous nature reserves across its mixed landscapes of heritage coast, fenland, forests and the gentle Waveney Valley to the south. Best British beaches are here like award winning Holkham beach on the north coast or try your hand at sailing and watersports around the Burnhams where Admiral Lord Nelson himself learnt to sail.

Norfolk’s capital Norwich is one of Britain’s best preserved medieval cities, with a magnificent Norman cathedral and castle keep, beautiful historic shopping arcades and one of the UK’s largest open air markets. Boat trips run direct from Norwich city centre into the heart of the Norfolk Broads.

Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral

Family seaside holiday hotspots in the region include Great Yarmouth and Hunstanton, and in the heart of the county around Thetford, the forests and heathlands of the Brecks are a favourite for family cycling and high wire activity. In the west around historic market town Downham Market is Fenland Norfolk with Royal residence Sandringham situated just south of Hunstanton and overlooking the Wash is the ancient port of King’s Lynn with its beautiful quayside and fascinating maritime history.

Charming old market towns and wool towns are dotted around the interior, all rich in craft and antique shops, historic architecture and classic attractions like steam railways. Marvel at Swaffham’s spectacular Georgian market square or explore Norfolk market towns like Diss and North Walsham with their great markets for antiques, gifts and local produce.

King's Lynn Historic Quayside

King’s Lynn Historic Quayside

Norfolk is a top choice for year round short breaks and holidays. The county is packed with outdoor activities including championship golf courses, exciting events and fantastic county shows at big showgrounds, stately homes and steam railways, unique independent shopping experiences, family theme parks, zoos and craft centres. A top UK farming and seafood centre, Norfolk is also famed for its fine fresh local produce which you can sample for yourself in the regions many gastro inns, award-winning restaurants, tearooms and markets.

Norfolk accommodation choice is extensive and as varied as its landscapes. Whether you’re looking for a dog friendly holiday cottage near pooch friendly beaches, a family friendly holiday park, an ancient inn with rooms, a budget hostel, campsite or caravan park or a city centre hotel in Norwich, you’ll find them all here with Iknow. Book your perfect Norfolk escape online now.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.