Norfolk Broads

The Beautiful Norfolk Broads


Norfolk is home to the iconic, and possibly most famous man-made Norfolk Broads. The Norfolk Broads is a National Park in the United Kingdom, which has over 125 miles of beautiful, navigable waterways, set against a beautiful countryside. The Norfolk Broads is a picturesque, charming and unique part of Norfolk and the UK. The unique history of this iconic National Park offers its visitors’ unforgettable scenery, an abundance of calming landscapes, rivers and lakes. It may not be one of the largest National Parks, but it is home to over a quarter of Britain’s rarest wildlife.
 
 

The History of the Norfolk Broads


Although the waterways are not natural, they are still a beautiful sight to behold. The lakes and waterways, are shallow, navigable and are quite popular for budding boaters. The Broads started out as pits for peat to provide fuel for the families and the manners. The digging occurred up to the 14th Century, in the east Norfolk settlements. Gradually, as the water levels started to rise, these large holes began to flood. Due to frequent flooding, it was impossible to continue the peat extraction. However, these flooded holes, are now the famous waterways that many of the visitors enjoy today.
 
 

Where are the Norfolk Broads located?


The Norfolk Broads are located in the county of Norfolk, UK. Did you know that the Norfolk Broads is the only National Park that has a city? The Norfolk Broads hones a rich, vast history which dates back to the medieval times. It is now home to over 6,000 residents and is visited by more than 7.5 million tourists each year. The Norfolk Broads, without a doubt, can be considered as one of the most popular UK tourist destinations, from the archetypal, iconic mills surrounding the miles of woodlands, footpaths, fen and the miles of waterways. Visitors will be greeted by idyllic villages and towns, around the vast landscapes.
 
The Norfolk Broads is the perfect setting for relaxation and adventure. Tourist can explore, reflect and experience the magic of this unique, picturesque National Park. The greatest way that tourist can discover the real beauty of the Broads is undoubtedly by boat, as many parts of the Broads cannot be reached by cars, or walking. However, this is not a bad thing. In fact, exploring the Broads by boat will help visitors discover the perfect fishing spots, spot the rare wildlife, and enjoy the hidden places.
 
There is no shortage of natural beauty and wildlife on the Broads. Some of the rare species the Norfolk Broads is home to, are the Norfolk Hawker Dragonfly, Otters, Teal, Shrews, Herons, in addition to many stunning wild birds. The Norfolk Broads is perfect for any kind of tourists, whether you want to explore historical villages, nature or enjoy a delightful pub or restaurant in the countryside. Whether you are strolling down the waterways or stopping at a family friendly pub – most of which are dog-friendly. Visitors enjoy the English country fresh air on the Norfolk Broads, sparkling waters, and beautiful landscapes. When you visit the Broads, an unforgettable experience is guaranteed.

 

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The above map is courtesy of mynorfolkbroadsboating.co.uk - this is a really useful website with lots of helpful information on the Norfolk Broads and the Local area.

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From Swallowdale Holiday Home - By Road

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  • cantley
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  • salhouse
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  • acle
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  • south walsham
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  • wroxham
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  • reedham
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  • norwich
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  • hoveton
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  • stokesby
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  • horning
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  • loddon
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  • potter heigham
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  • ludham
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  • caister on sea
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  • great yarmouth
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  • hemsby
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  • stalham
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  • burgh castle
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  • sea palling
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  • beccles
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  • st olaves
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  • lowestoft
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  • oulton broad
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