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Set sail to this renowned Norfolk gem

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21 mins to Norwich
37 mins to North Walsham
41 mins to Great Yarmouth
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Situated a short commute away from Norwich with its many amenities, Wroxham is renowned for its boating culture.


Standing on the river Bure, the village is divided by the river and shares its many attractions with the neighbouring Hoveton St John. Whether on the water or congregating in the busy pubs and restaurants on offer, there is something that will capture the heart of everyone. If you choose to hire a boat, you can travel at a leisurely pace along the broads and moor up at one of the local pubs. The Ferry Inn at Horning serves food all day and offers a fantastic outdoor space and plenty of mooring.

If you would rather stay on dry land, you can wander through the riverside park and feed the ducks, enjoy afternoon tea at one of the quaint tea rooms or simply sit and watch the boats go by in a sunshine filled pub garden.

The Bure Valley railway, which started in 1900, begins its journey in the centre of Wroxham. Both a steam and diesel train run the 18 mile round trip, taking you on a tour of pretty Norfolk villages and ending in Aylsham.

A fun family day out can be had at Wroxham Barns where crafts activities and a Junior Zoo are two of the many activities to enjoy, finishing off with a piece of homemade cake or perhaps a Norfolk brewed cider. For sailing enthusiasts, the Norfolk Broads Yacht Club is situated close by, offering a large club house, ample mooring and many organised events for both members and guests.

A gem in the Norfolk countryside, Wroxham offers plenty to see and do, whilst being easily accessible by car, train, bus and perhaps even boat from Norwich and the coast.