The beautiful Norfolk Broads
The Norfolk Broads are a feast for the eyes; glimmering rivers, lush grasslands, sprawling marshes, dense thickets, wildlife and huge open Norfolk skies await. It’s little wonder that so many artists, photographers and writers choose to base themselves in this quiet corner of the country, or frequent the waterways during their holidays. The Norfolk landscape provides plenty of inspiration for artists.
Imagine, if you will, the gentle sway of bulrushes in the wind, the lazy motion of a wind pump’s sails as they sweep, the sound of abundant wildlife and the feel of sticky mud against your boots – Norfolk is a very sensory county, and it’s yours to explore. It can also mean winter evenings spent beside a log fire in a comfortable holiday cottage; a morning’s fishing from the river bank; watching a circling Marsh Harrier through your binoculars as it searches for a meal; a trip to a local eatery to sample the county’s best fare; a glance through artists’ creations and the feeling of taking your scarf off after a chilly walk – it’s the feeling you get when you relax in the presence of your loved ones, without having to watch the clock.
There’s an abundance of self-catering accommodation to be found in pretty Broads villages and towns, creating an ideal base from which to explore.