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Stately Homes In Norfolk

February 11, 2022
Stately Homes In Norfolk 1

Norfolk is home to some of the world’s finest historic homes, stately estates and beautiful gardens. With fascinating history, many of which have been preserved.

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Norfolk Golf Breaks

February 2, 2022
Norfolk Golf Breaks

If you have never been to a Norfolk golf course before, then this will be a great opportunity to experience this wonderful sport.

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Paddleboarding on the Norfolk Broads

January 28, 2022
Paddleboarding on the Norfolk Broads - River Yare

Whether you’re looking for an amazing day trip, a weekend getaway or a self catering holiday, the Norfolk broads is the perfect place to spend the summer paddleboarding.

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Norfolk beaches

January 17, 2022
Norfolk beaches 2

Norfolk, located in the east of England, may not be the first place that comes to mind when considering top holiday destinations, but this region has plenty to offer visitors. Among these are the beautiful Norfolk beaches, which attract tourists from far and wide to visit the county and take a dip in the warm waters of the English Channel.

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Acle

January 16, 2022
Acle

Acle in Norfolk is the perfect place to visit if you want to enjoy the amazing scenery of the Norfolk Broads. This beautiful area of Norfolk has a huge range of activities to enjoy.

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Birdwatching in Norfolk

January 8, 2022
Birdwatching in Norfolk 3

No other county offers such a range of habitats and species to see. The Norfolk Broads is a unique and loved destination for watching birds and other wildlife.

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Cycling in Norfolk

January 7, 2022
Cycling in Norfolk 4

If you’re cycling around the Broads, it’s easy to lose track of where you are and how long you’ve been out. It’s never been so much fun getting lost!

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Child-friendly breaks in Norfolk

November 25, 2021
Child Friendly Breaks In Norfolk - Dinosaur Adventure Park

Norfolk is not just a holiday destination for adults only. Other than museums, galleries, picturesque hikes and shopping opportunities there is so much more to offer for the children.

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Norfolk Broads holidays

February 15, 2020
Norfolk Broads Holidays

Norfolk Broads holidays provide something for everybody in the family. such as boating, fishing, sightseeing, beach and of course relaxing.

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Norfolk dog friendly holidays

January 20, 2020
Norfolk Dog Friendly Holidays - Dog on boat

Your dogs are part of your family so why leave them at home. There are many Norfolk dog friendly holidays including Swallowdale Holiday Home. The Norfolk Broads has got to be one of the friendliest places to take your dog on holiday.

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Norwich Cathedral

September 5, 2019
Norwich Cathedral in the summer

At the heart of the county of Norfolk sits the famed Norwich Cathedral, known as one of Norwich’s twelve heritage sites. Steeped in history, this location which is over 800 years old, is ideal for an amazing cultural or religious experience.

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Great Yarmouth

February 26, 2019
Great Yarmouth beach

Yarmouth is renowned for its long sandy beaches. It also has many attractions to suit young and old alike. The attractions include Museums such as the Time and Tide museum which is open certain times of the year.

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The Norfolk showground

February 22, 2019
Norfolk Showground aerial view

There are many events throughout the year such as The Royal Norfolk Show, which is a two day event featuring trade stands, animals and a program of events in the grand ring. The Antique Fair is a regular event which occurs several times a year.

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Roys of Wroxham shopping

February 14, 2019
Roys Of Wroxham logo

Roys department store has a variety of products to suit all. The supermarket has a wide selection of local produce as well as all the well known brands. It also has its own coffee shop and a McDonald’s on site. There’s also a Roys toy shop, children’s clothes shop, DIY centre and a garden centre.

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Brundall boat show

February 7, 2019
Brundall Boat Show logo

The Brundall Boat Show is returning for its 4th year on Saturday the 16th of May between 10 am and 4 pm. There will be freshly cooked food and a marquee bar serving soft and alcoholic drinks throughout the day. There will also be live music.

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RSPB Strumpshaw Fen

February 5, 2019
Sunset at Strumpshaw Fen Nature Reserve

If you enjoy watching birds and wildlife then you are in for a treat. Birds often spotted include Marsh Harriers, Kingfishers and Osprey. Wildlife often seen include Lizards, Muntjac Deer and the occasional otter.

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Horsey Gap seals in Norfolk

January 27, 2019
Seal laying on beach at Horsey Gap Seals

Horsey Gap is probably the best place to see the seals during the winter. During 2018/2019 winter there was in excess of 1600 adult seals and 1200 pups and numbers are increasing yearly. If you decide to take your dog along with you please keep it on a lead as the seals have a nasty bite if approached.

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Brundall Railway Station

October 31, 2018
The new Brundall Railway Station

Brundall Railway Station which is only a 10 minute walk from Swallowdale is getting a makeover. During 2019 and 2020 Network Rail is carrying out work to change the crossing from keeper operated to remote CCTV operated. The picture shows what the completed crossing will look like when finished.

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Cottage of the month

October 21, 2018
Cottage Of The Month

We’d like to thank the kind people over at Cottage Choice, who liked our cottage so much they’ve made our cottage their Cottage of the Month. You can see Swallowdale at Cottage

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Swallowdale drawings

November 17, 2017
Norfolk Broads View hand drawn image

These beautiful drawings were drawn by one of our guests that stayed at Swallowdale and left in our Customer Review book.

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