Broads Cottage Holidays
Wonderful waterways in Norfolk and Suffolk
The Broads National Park is made up of an extensive network of beautiful waterways that wind their way through Norfolk and Suffolk. This unique part of the UK is teaming with wildlife and is a brilliant place to explore by boat or on foot.
Norfolk is renowned for its bird watching opportunities, and the Broads are no exception to this. Depending on which part of the Broads you’re in, you should also keep your eyes peeled for butterflies, deer, seals and otters. Depending on how adventurous feeling, there are several ways to explore the Broads; from a gentle stroll to cycling and even hiring a boat. Take time to explore the area’s history and culture through its iconic mills or museums and castles.
The Broads is home to dozens of iconic windmills and windpumps. Some of these majestic structures are in working order but others stand as a testament to a time gone by.
If you are interested in history and culture, seek out one of the castles, historic sites or museums in the Broads. There’s lots of interesting places to explore here; from the ruins of Burgh Castle or the regal looking Somerleyton Hall.
This beautiful National Park is home to an amazing array of wildlife. Swallowtail butterflies and Chinese water deer can be spotted here, as well as plenty of other birds, insects and mammals. (Deer photo by milesmilob on Flickr)
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Explore the Broads
Wroxham is considered the capital of the Norfolk Broads. From this pretty riverside village you can rent a variety of boats to explore the Broads on. If you’d rather stay on dry land there are plenty of attractions here too.
Horsey is a village on the Norfolk coast and within the Broads. As such it’s an ideal place for enjoying both the seaside and the waterways of the Broads. Horsey beach is a great place to spot seals too.
Set beside the River Thurne, this pretty village is a perfect for immersing your self in the Broads National Park. Here you’ll find public moorings, a local pub, and a variety of walking routes to explore.
Types of Holiday in the Broads
The Broads is well suited to a holiday with your dog. Miles of waterside walks, plenty of fresh air and lots of pet friendly accommodation make this a pet-lover’s paradise.
Imagine relaxing into warm bubbles after a long day in the great outdoors. This could soon be a reality in one of our lovely cottages with a hot tub in the Broads. Add some luxury to your stay.
Accommodation in the Broads
Train photo by Thomas Tolkien on Flickr