A fine selection of holiday cottages, hotels, B&Bs, Inns, Lodges, Travelodges, Premier Inns etc in and around The Broads National Park and Norfolk and Suffolk. Pictured is Horning in the north west of the Park.
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The Broads National Park, Visitor & Tourism Guide

Norfolk and Suffolk border
On the east coast of England in the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. Its border looks out to the North Sea. An easy drive north east of London. Norfolk's main city, Norwich, is on the edge of the Park. The Norfolk Coast AONB is to the north west, the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB to the south.

What is a 'broad'?
A ‘broad’ is the local term for the navigable rivers and lakes in this area. There are 125 miles or 200 km of waterways.

The UK’s largest protected wetland and its third largest inland waterway. Extremely popular with boating enthusiasts. Formed when people dug for peat in medieval times leaving trenches that were filled with water when the area later flooded. Famous for its windmills.

Places in which to base yourself
Base yourself in Wroxham, Stalham, Brundall, Acle, Loddon, Beccles and Oulton Broad within the National Park. Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Norwich are larger destinations on the fringes of the Park.

Cromer is to the north west and Southwold to the south if you fancy a day-trip from or into The Broads.

Millions of visitors
Designated a National Park in 1989 with about 6 million visitors a year. 305 square kilometres with nearly 3 kilometres of coastline.

Clearly, the Park is packed with Nature Reserves and Wildlife Centres. Try Cockshoot Broad and Barton Broad, Hickling Broad and Ranworth Broad.

There's the Museum of the Broads at Stalham and the National Trust Wind Pump at Horsey, the Roman Burgh Castle and Somerleyton Hall. For family fun, head for BeWILDerwood at Hoveton in the north west of The Broads.

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Horning, The Broads National Park (border)
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Gariannonum Burgh Castle

Located in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, East of England, England

Approximately 2.5 miles away.

A Roman 3rd-century Saxon Shore fort close to Great Yarmouth and within The Broads National Park. Contains a later Norman motte and bailey castle...

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Great Yarmouth Church of St Nicholas

Located in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, East of England, England

Approximately 4.4 miles away.

Said to be the largest parish church in England. Bombed by the Germans during the Second World War. Rebuilt in the 1950s. Dates back to the 1100s. Located in Great Yarmouth, on the coast of east Norfolk...

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Herringfleet Mill

Located in Herringfleet, Suffolk, East of England, England

Approximately 6.5 miles away.

Located close to the Suffolk/Norfolk border on the Suffolk Broads. Built at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Open to the public...

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Anchor Cottage
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Approximately 2.3 miles away.

Rates: £360 - £717 Per Week

A fisherman's delight set just 200 yards from the river (pictured) and local inn at Stokesby one of Norfolk's pretty Broadland villages this charming brick and flint character cottage has been lovingly restored t...

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Decoy Cottage
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Approximately 2.5 miles away.

Rates: £274 - £531 Per Week

Tucked discreetly down a quiet country lane this former barn sits on the edge of grazing marshes in the heart of the Norfolk Broadland Park. A wonderful area for bird watchers and walkers the dune fringed sandy beaches o...

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Garden Loft
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Approximately 3.1 miles away.

Rates: £219 - £491 Per Week

This cleverly converted loft apartment with its pretty and private balcony enjoying splendid garden views offers the perfect location to relax and unwind or explore the many attractions in the area. Set over double garag...

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