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Feeding Ducks

March 12, 2024
Two Feeding ducks in the River Yare at Swallowdale Holiday Home in Brundall

Feeding ducks can be a fun and rewarding activity, but it’s important to do it responsibly. By feeding ducks healthy, natural foods in moderation, in the right location.

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Horsey Gap Seals

March 11, 2024
Seal laying on the beach at Horsey Gap Seals

Horsey Gap is a stunning stretch of coastline in Norfolk, famous for its seal colony. Each winter, from November to February, hundreds of grey seals come ashore at Horsey Gap to breed and give birth to their pups.

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Norfolk Showground

March 6, 2024
Norfolk Showground aerial view

The Norfolk Showground is a large event venue located in the county of Norfolk. It hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including agricultural shows, music festivals, and trade fairs.

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Salhouse Broad In Norfolk

March 4, 2024
Canoe's at Salhouse Broad

Salhouse Broad in Norfolk is a popular destination for boating, fishing, and nature enthusiasts, with its stunning scenery and diverse wildlife.

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Cycling In Norfolk

January 9, 2024
A man cycling in Norfolk along a river path

Cycling in Norfolk is a great way to explore the county’s stunning landscapes and picturesque countryside. With its flat terrain, quiet country roads, and network of cycle paths and trails.

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RSPB Strumpshaw Fen

September 5, 2023
Tall grasses silhouetted against a sunset over the River Yare at Strumpshaw Fen, Norfolk

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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Stately Homes In Norfolk

April 24, 2023
Stately Home in Norfolk

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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Theatres In Norfolk

April 23, 2023
Theatres in Norfolk

Norfolk boasts a rich cultural heritage, and its theatre scene is no exception. Theatregoers in Norfolk can enjoy a diverse range of productions, from West End hits to experimental plays.

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Horning In Norfolk

April 22, 2023
Horning in Norfolk

Horning is a village located in the county of Norfolk, situated on the north bank of the River Bure. It is a popular tourist destination known for its scenic waterways, historic architecture, and relaxed pace of life.

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14 Self Catering Tips And Tricks

April 11, 2023
14 Self-Catering Tips & Tricks

Do your research, compare prices and packages, book in advance, and read reviews from other travellers to ensure a smooth and enjoyable holiday.

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Cromer In Norfolk

February 28, 2023
Cromer in Norfolk

Cromer is a coastal town and civil parish located in the county of Norfolk. It is famous for its pier, sandy beaches, and traditional seaside attractions.

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Brundall Train Station

April 21, 2022
Brundall train Station with the new automatic barriers

Brundall train station provides frequent train services on the Wherry Lines between Norwich and Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. It is a popular station for commuters and tourists visiting the Norfolk Broads.

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Great Yarmouth In Norfolk

February 21, 2022
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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Norfolk Golf Breaks

February 2, 2022
Norfolk Golf Breaks. Pirates Island Adventure Golf In Blofield

Norfolk golf breaks are a popular choice for golf enthusiasts looking for a relaxing and challenging getaway. With stunning coastal and countryside scenery, golfers can enjoy a picturesque round of golf while taking in the beautiful surroundings.

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Paddleboarding On The Norfolk Broads

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

Paddleboarding in Norfolk is a popular and exciting way to explore the county’s beautiful coastline and waterways. With its calm, sheltered waters and stunning scenery.

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Norfolk Beaches

January 17, 2022
Norfolk beaches

Norfolk is home to some of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches in the UK. With over 90 miles of coastline, there’s a beach for every taste.

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Acle In Norfolk

January 16, 2022
The River Bure at Acle Bridge

Acle is a small market town located in Norfolk, situated along the River Bure. Acle is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors with its quaint architecture, traditional pubs, and scenic waterways.

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Birdwatching In Norfolk

January 8, 2022
Birdwatching in Norfolk. A Heron sitting on a branch on the River Yare

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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Child-friendly Breaks In Norfolk

December 21, 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 having a cuddle on a boat along the River Yare in Brundall

Norfolk is a fantastic destination for dog-friendly holidays, with plenty of scenic countryside and picturesque beaches to explore with your furry companion.

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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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Roys Of Wroxham

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 an annual event held in the village of Brundall in Norfolk. The show brings together boat enthusiasts from all over the country to showcase the latest boats, marine equipment, and services available in the industry.

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Cottage Of The Month

October 21, 2018
Cottage Of The Month

Swallowdale Holiday Home has been voted cottage of the month.

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Swallowdale Drawings

November 17, 2017
Norfolk Broads View hand drawn image

Some lovely drawings, drawn by a customer that stayed at Swallowdale.

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