Explore Beyond Norwich | Visit Norwich
The Norwich area has so much to see and do, however if you have time don't miss out on the magnificent gems that can be found throughout the rest of Norfolk. If Norwich is your base, the rest of Norfolk can be easily enjoyed as a day trip with most other Norfolk destinations accessible easily within a 60 – 90 minute drive time, if not less!
The Norfolk Broads;
- One of the most popular inland waterways in Europe and the ideal destination to visit for a day trip, short break or holiday.
- Home to amazing species of wildlife and glorious landscape, the Broads also offer various activities including canoe trails, sailing, fishing, cycle paths and family-friendly parks and farms such as BeWILDerwood.
- There are delightful towns with fantastic places to stay, eat, drink and explore including; North Walsham, Aylsham, Wroxham, and Potter Heigham.
Not only home to amazing coastlines and countryside, North Norfolk also offers delightful villages and country pubs to enjoy. Highlights include;
- Holkham with its incredible 3 mile stretch of beach and stunning Hall known for its Palladian Marble architecture as well as its parkland
- Cromer, the home of the world-famous Cromer Crab and family-friendly beaches
- The market town of Holt with its fabulous independent shopping and remarkable saltmarshes
- The coastal town of Hunstanton offering traditional seaside fun alongside the Victorian charm of Old Hunstanton.
- Visit Houghton Hall, one of England’s finest Palladian houses with beautiful gardens.
- A beautiful district full of history and charm. Exploring South Norfolk's quaint market towns can be a lovely way to spend the day.
- Wymondham is home to the impressive Abbey.
- Diss is a beautifully green market town built around a mere.
- Loddon is a lively boating centre for the Southern Broads.
- Harleston is full of history, as reflected in its Georgian building and other interesting landmarks.
- If you’re after somewhere smaller then Hingham is steeped in history and well worth exploring!
- All of the South Norfolk area is delightful around Christmas, when the numerous festive markets are in full swing.
- Offering both countryside towns and beautiful coastline King’s Lynn boasts a lively mix of shopping, entertainment and history.
- Visit Sandringham Estate, the much-loved country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen. The Estate boasts 240 hectares of woodland and heath and is part of the Country Park, which is open to the public free of charge every day of the year!
- Downham Market remains an intimate market town, and is in fact one of Norfolk’s oldest. Its bustling market, taking place on Friday and Saturdays, should not be missed and there are plenty of riverside pubs in which to enjoy a spot of lunch.
- Visiting Swaffham’s markets, museums and churches makes for an enjoyable itinerary.
- To see more of the wild countryside, the Wash Estuary and coastline, an outstanding shallow bay that borders West Norfolk and opens into the North Sea, is teeming with wildlife and is a haven for birdwatchers who visit from miles around.