Norfolk Towns and Villages

Explore what Norfolk has to offer with a variety of Towns and Villages located in the Broads National Park

Norfolk offers a wide range of beautiful towns and villages ideal with plenty to see on land and on the water. All these historic towns and quaint villages are all easily accessible by car and boat.

Below we have put together some information on each of the major towns and villages within Norfolk, including the attractions you can find there, places to eat and helpful journey times travelling by car.

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  • Acle

    Acle is situated on the River Bure half way between Potter Heigham and Great Yarmouth. The village originally grew as a fishing village as in Saxon times all of the land between Great Yarmouth and Acle was below sea level.

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  • Aylsham

    With its period buildings, local shops and community feel, the pretty market town of Aylsham exudes old world charm as well as modern world style, it will make a great base for your trip to the Norfolk Broads.

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  • Coltishall

    The beautiful village of Coltishall is dominated by Coltishall Common at one end, which follows the banks of the River Bure.  Along the river and common you will see plenty of wildlife including ducks and geese, and if you’re lucky you may spot a kingfisher.

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  • Great Yarmouth

    One of the country’s favourite seaside resorts, Great Yarmouth boasts miles of sandy beaches, a great choice of family-friendly entertainment options and many cultural and historic attractions. Located at the end of the River Bure.

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  • Horning

    Running along the banks of the River Bure, the picturesque village of Horning is popular with visitors and locals alike. Situated between Hoveton and Ludham on the A1062 you will be perfectly located to explore everything the Broads has to offer.

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  • Ludham

    The popular village of Ludham with its row of pretty thatched cottages is located between Potter Heigham and Horning.  The centre of the village is dominated by St Catherine’s Church, and the village pub, village stores, Post Office, tea room and butchers are all within walking distance.

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  • Norwich

    Norwich is a fusion of a modern and historic town, offering wonderful sights and attractions that won’t disappoint. The high streets are open six days a week offering a paradise for shopper’s with two shopping centres.

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  • Ormesby

    Ormesby is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk and is at the furthest edge of the unique Trinity Broads. Situated between Ormesby Broad to the North and Ormesby Little Broad to the south.

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  • Potter Heigham

    The pretty Broadland village of Potter Heigham is situated in the heart of the Broads National Park on the banks of the River Thurne. The village can easily be accessed from the A47.

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  • Reedham

    The picturesque village of Reedham is located on the northern bank of the River Yare, which flows out to Great Yarmouth.  Reedham was once a coastal village before the marshes were drained, and evidence of Roman occupation can be found in the local church of St John the Baptist.

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  • Stalham

    Stalham is a market town and civil parish on the River Ant in the county of Norfolk. Stalham is a popular place for visitors and is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and home to a number of historic sights and a great choice of walking routes.

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  • Thurne

    Located on the River Thurne, the pretty riverside village of Thurne is said to be derived from the Saxon word for thorn bush.  Dominated by the distinctive Thurne Windpump, which stands at the mouth of Thurne Dyke.

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  • Wroxham

    The bustling village of Wroxham, often referred to as the “Capital of the Broads” is closely connected with its partnering village of Hoveton, which is divided by the River Bure, and connected by Wroxham Bridge.

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