Wroxham & the Local Area

Known as the renowned "Capital of Broadland" Wroxham is just a short walk away from your holiday cottage, offering a wealth of shops, including Roy's the "largest village store in the world", excellent amenities, hotels, inns and riverside pubs. You are ideally placed to explore the Norfolk Coast and countryside - Sandy beaches, wildlife parks, craft centres and stately homes not to mention golf and horse riding.

The City of Norwich is only a short drive (8 miles) or use the Ride and Drive facility or Rail into the city centre. Wroxham bridge is extremely low and second perhaps only to Potter Heigham in difficulty to navigate. A pilot service is available for larger cruisers and those that decide to go it alone often provide much fun as a spectacle for passers by!

There is plenty to do in Wroxham including Broad Tours if you want somebody else to navigate or smaller day boat hire for you to skipper. A gentle run to Wroxham or Salhouse Broad and back is easily possible within an hour's hire or for the more adventurous continuing on past the village of Horning with its riverside pubs to St Benet's Abbey, Ranworth (Malthouse Broad) or South Walsham Broad can make a great day out. For those who dip their rods in the water there are exclusive fishing rights from the rivers edge anywhere with the Peninsula site.(except closed season Mar 15 - June 16) A Broads fishing licence is required.

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There are several riverside pubs restaurants, fish & chip & pizza takeaways that make Wroxham the perfect location for a bite to eat next to the water. Perhaps most famous for the largest village store in the world, Roys of Wroxham, now occupies several sites in the town and boasts a supermarket, department store, toy store, DIY and garden centre.

The outdoor adventure park BeWILDerwood is a huge forest of family fun and outdoor adventure for kids of all ages 1 - 81. Treehouse, Zip-wires, jungle bridges, crocklebogs, boat trips, marsh walks and great organic food.

Bure Valley Railway, Norfolk's longest fifteen inch gauge line runs between the ancient market town of Aylsham and Wroxham, with country stations serving the villages of Brampton, Buxton and Coltishall. The 18 mile round trip runs through the picturesque Bure valley countryside following the meandering river through meadowland and ancient pasture stopping occasionally at small country villages.

Just a mile or so outside of Wroxham is Wroxham Barns providing a large variety of craft shops and demonstrations together with a lovely tea room and even a small funfair to keep the children amused.

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