Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Norwich, Norfolk Broads your home away from home
The historic city of Norwich is in the Fens in the county of Norfolk. The city is the capital of the East Anglia region and remains largely unchanged since medieval times. Norwich is a charming city with an 11th century Norman keep and an impressive Cathedral beneath its landmark spire. The picturesque winding streets, medieval churches and brick cottages have a delightful charm. History lovers and those who appreciate historic architecture will find Norwich has great appeal.
Things to Do in Norwich, Norfolk Broads Water-based Activities
The quiet waters and unspoilt scenery make the Norfolk Broads popular with boaters, bird-watchers and fishing enthusiasts. You can hire sailing motors or motor cruises by the hour or by the day to explore this beautiful area. Alternatively, charter a traditional Norfolk Wherry yacht complete with crew for a memorable trip.
Walking and Cycling
The area around Norfolk is an exceptionally flat area, bordering the Fens. It is ideal countryside for walking and cycling in the fresh air, enjoying the scenic views. Way-marked trails such as Icknield Way and Peddars Way offer peaceful trails which are traffic-free.
The East Anglia landscape with its peaceful forests and open heathland areas is home to many unique and distinctive birds, plants and animals. It makes the perfect place for nature lovers to enjoy a holiday in a vacation rental. The natural habitat is home to many unusual birds such as wheatears, stock doves, stonechats, small birds of prey and the shy bittern
Places to Visit Near Norwich, Norfolk Broads Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden
This lovely attraction is within easy reach from your Norwich holiday rental. It covers 130 acres of woodland and water gardens and has 3 miles of wooded walks among seasonal daffodils, bluebells, azaleas and butterflies.
Go Ape! High Wire Forest Adventure
This excellent attraction gives three hours of tree top adventure with rope ladders, “Tarzan” swings, rope bridges, zip wires and crawl nets. Ideal for active adults, teens and children over 10 years of age.
Bressingham “Dad’s Army” Museum
Bressingham has something for everyone with steam train rides and the “Dad’s Army” museum of home watch exhibits from WW2. See Walmington-on-Sea, Mainwaring’s Office, Jones’s Butcher shop and other sets from the popular “Dad’s Army” TV program.
Weather in Norwich, Norfolk Broads
The Norfolk is a popular place for a holiday home in the summer months. Temperatures are around 71°F (22°C) with little rainfall. Spring and autumn are equally lovely with temperatures between 54-65°F (12-18°C) during the day. Winters remain generally above freezing with slightly more rain than in the summer.
Getting to Norwich, Norfolk Broads
Holiday homes in the Norfolk area are served by the Norwich International Airport which is located about 3 miles from Norwich city centre.
A car is essential to make the most of this scenic area. A hire car can be picked up from the airport, or consider driving to this beautiful area via the M1 from the north or the M11 from London.