About East Norfolk

The Broads, coast and marshes of East Norfolk make this a unique and still little-discovered corner of the county despite its popularity as a holiday destination to the west of the area. Beyond the Broadland hub of Wroxham a network of quiet and rural villages reaches out towards the remote, beautiful beaches of Waxham, Happisburgh and Horsey.

Property types

The Broadland style is traditionally built cottages topped with thatched roofs although over time these have largely been replaced by red tiles. Graceful Georgian properties are a feature of many villages, as are larger new-build family homes.

What you’ll get for your money

Detached and larger homes range from £500,000. Smaller flint cottages and new-builds will cost from £220,000 with terraces in the towns from £180,000.

What else you can expect from East Norfolk

The area is also studded with important Grade I listed flint churches, a charming feature of most Norfolk villages. The region is defined by its beautiful waterways and coast. Wroxham, the capital of the Norfolk Broads, sits on the River Bure and links to Aylsham via a heritage railway as well as Norwich and Cromer on the mail train line. To the east, Great Yarmouth The town has been a popular seaside resort since 1760.


The A11 runs eastwards from Norwich as does a train route, both to Great Yarmouth and serving villages along the way. An additional train line connects North Walsham, hourly to Norwich (30 minutes). The coast around Happisbugh to the north and Gorleston to the south is a 40-minute drive to Norwich, and the A149 up the coast takes about an hour from Cromer to Great Yarmouth.

Local amenities

The governing authorities are Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Broadland District Council. Council Tax bands for the area can be found here. There are several outstanding schools and secondary schools. The independent schools in Norwich and at Beeston are within reach via the A47 and A140.

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