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  • Norfolk’s Ghostly Bridges
    Norfolk’s Ghostly Bridges
    We do love a good ghost story here in Norfolk. There’s just something about the act of sharing a tale of the unexpected as the night draws in; an experience further heightened when the scene of the story is just a stone’s throw away. Here are just three of the county’s ghost stories, each involving one of Norfolk’s best-known bridges...
  • Norfolk Celebrations
    Norfolk Celebrations
    Norfolk is a rewarding county to explore whatever the occasion but there’s something rather wonderful about choosing to celebrate a special event here; say a birthday, anniversary, or even a wedding.
  • 6 ways to see Norfolk on a budget
    6 ways to see Norfolk on a budget
    While there are plenty of places to visit and attractions to see in Norfolk, sometimes it is the little things that can really make a holiday; those moments that cost nothing at all. Of course, such moments are also fantastic for those on a budget, and prove that you do not need to spend a lot to have a great time.
  • We explore… Brilliant Brundall
    We explore… Brilliant Brundall
    A pretty village nestled on the banks of the River Yare, Brundall is another Norfolk location that is famed for its boat-building past. Of course, there is so much to be discovered along the way, so be sure to keep your eyes open…
  • The best time of year to visit Norfolk
    The best time of year to visit Norfolk
    Norfolk in spring is a wonder to behold; many of the county’s birds are beginning to return to the waters and skies, while an array of plants and flowers start to poke out of the ground for the first time. Warmer weather is on its way, and the landscape is fresh and new.
  • The best tourist sights in Norfolk
    The best tourist sights in Norfolk
    We’ve told you about the attractions to visit, the castles to explore, the wildlife to meet, and the food to sample, but what else should you take a moment to look at during your self-catering stay in Norfolk?
  • We explore… Attractive Acle
    We explore… Attractive Acle
    A small picturesque town located alongside the River Bure, Acle is nestled halfway between Great Yarmouth and Norwich; it’s a perfect base from which to explore Norfolk’s largest city and coastal heart.
  • Going animal mad in Norfolk
    Going animal mad in Norfolk
    If you’ve exhausted the Broads and visited every reserve that you can think of, but you still have a hankering to get up close to nature, you’re in luck. Norfolk has a number of zoos, animal parks, and nature centres. The great thing about a self-catering holiday in Norfolk is that you can visit as many as you wish during your stay – but which will you choose?
  • Afternoon tea venues in Norfolk
    Afternoon tea venues in Norfolk
    Afternoon tea venues in Norfolk A uniquely British pastime, there’s nothing like settling down to afternoon tea while you’re on holiday – and Norfolk has some great hotels, tearooms and cafes. A view across the Broads is only enhanced by a fully stocked tea trolley, a plate of exquisite cakes and fantastic company. We strongly ...
  • Celebrating Norfolk’s maritime history
    Celebrating Norfolk’s maritime history
    Due to its coastal location, Norfolk has a wide and varied nautical history, with ships built, launched, battles won, and plenty of sea shanties sung along its shores. There are numerous museums and heritage centres dedicated to the county’s past and the following are among the best – are you ready to learn about Norfolk’s maritime past?
  • Musical Norfolk and those who have hailed from the county
    Musical Norfolk and those who have hailed from the county
    Norfolk has a rich musical heritage, steeped in folk tune, nautical ditties, and songs inspired by its beautiful landscapes, as well as more modern pop offerings that name-check this wonderful area, but how many of its famous residents could you correctly identify? Those hailing from the county are a talented bunch…
  • Splendour in Norfolk: The county’s most famous monuments
    Splendour in Norfolk: The county’s most famous monuments
    No matter where you’re heading for your next Great British staycation, we urge you to check out any of the monuments that you’re bound to find located in and around your location.
  • A holiday property for every occasion
    A holiday property for every occasion
    We’re here to offer you a little inspiration for your next self-catering holiday. While the idea of heading away to see the sights of a beautiful county such as Norfolk may instantly colour your dreams with visions of a perfect family break, there are numerous reasons you may have decided to pack your cases and embark upon an adventure.
  • Discovering the many cycle routes across Norfolk
    Discovering the many cycle routes across Norfolk
    While exploring Norfolk on foot and by boat are both excellent ways to get around the county, and taking a car will allow you to cover more distance, there can be only one mode of transport if you’d like to experience everything that’s on offer - bicycle.
  • Unique ways to explore Norfolk
    Unique ways to explore Norfolk
    We’ve talked rather extensively about exploring the county of Norfolk on foot, by boat, and on two wheels, but there are some rather unique ways to take in the very best sights. Have you ever considered riding a Segway through this green and pleasant land, for example? Here are some of your new favourite ways to make the most of gorgeous Norfolk…
  • An underwater adventure in Norfolk
    An underwater adventure in Norfolk
    While the sights, sounds, and smells of Norfolk are enough to keep anybody more than enthralled for the duration of their self-catering holiday, there is yet more magic beneath the waves, and lurking below the Broads’ sparkling surface. Norfolk’s charm extends much, much further than the eye can see – if only you would take the time to look down…
  • Spelling out your perfect Norfolk Broads break
    Spelling out your perfect Norfolk Broads break
    If you’ve yet to be tempted by a self-catering holiday on the Norfolk Broads, allow us to spell it out for you; there are so many reasons why you should be visiting us this year…
  • 5 things do on a rainy day in Norfolk
    5 things do on a rainy day in Norfolk
    While Norfolk is renowned for being one of the driest corners of this beautiful country, it is not immune from the rain. Regardless of what you have planned to do during your stay, there is a chance a little rain could see you postponing your plans. So, what do you do when the sky clouds over?
  • The best time of year to visit Norfolk
    The best time of year to visit Norfolk
    Norfolk in spring is a wonder to behold; many of the county’s birds are beginning to return to the waters and skies, while an array of plants and flowers start to poke out of the ground for the first time. Warmer weather is on its way, and the landscape is fresh and new.
  • Making the most of self-catering accommodation
    Making the most of self-catering accommodation
    There are several good reasons to book a self-catering holiday on the Norfolk Broads, from bringing all the family to enjoying local produce, but how do you ensure everyone settles in upon arrival? Going away can be a little daunting if you have not been there before, so how can you make your accommodation a home away from home to relax everyone while you are there?
  • Treading the boards in the Broads: Visiting the theatres of Norfolk
    Treading the boards in the Broads: Visiting the theatres of Norfolk
    Norfolk is home to a variety of fantastic theatres, including The Pier Pavilion in Cromer, The Britannia Pier Theatre in Great Yarmouth, the Theatre Royal in Norwich, and the Norwich Playhouse, along with several others. If you’re going to spend any time at all in this culturally rich county, be sure to research your nearest theatre or playhouse in order to sample some of the stage’s very best offerings. Here, we look at some of the establishments listed above, and share some of this year’s exciting offerings…
  • Try something new in Norfolk
    Try something new in Norfolk
    There’s just something about going on holiday that makes us all a little more inclined to try something new; perhaps you fancy embracing an aspect of the local culture that is rarely found elsewhere, want to taste a culinary delight that you’d normally never dream of ordering at your favourite restaurant, or have an urge to try a new activity that you’ve never done before. Whatever it is, Norfolk could just be the place to do it.
  • The endangered species that live in Norfolk
    The endangered species that live in Norfolk
    Norfolk is a fantastic place to discover all manner of wildlife, from bugs and beasties, to fish, birds, and mammals of every kind. Did you know, though, that it also provides shelter and a wonderful home to a number of endangered species? Venture outside and prepare to discover a few of these fantastic creatures…
  • An underwater adventure in Norfolk
    An underwater adventure in Norfolk
    While the sights, sounds, and smells of Norfolk are enough to keep anybody more than enthralled for the duration of their self-catering holiday, there is yet more magic beneath the waves, and lurking below the Broads’ sparkling surface. Norfolk’s charm extends much, much further than the eye can see – if only you would take the time to look down…
  • Things to see out of your Norfolk window
    Things to see out of your Norfolk window
    Venturing out is a great way to experience Norfolk and its many delights, but have you ever considered sitting back, relaxing, and taking a moment to appreciate everything that lies just outside the door to your accommodation? Renting a property in this stunning county, if only for a weekend or short break, is a great excuse to do nothing at all – aside from admiring the natural world and the odd boat bobbing by.
  • Getting garden envy in Norfolk
    Getting garden envy in Norfolk
    Due to its coastal location, Norfolk has a wide and varied nautical history, with ships built, launched, battles won, and plenty of sea shanties sung along its shores. There are numerous museums and heritage centres dedicated to the county’s past and the following are among the best – are you ready to learn about Norfolk’s maritime past?
  • Going animal mad in Norfolk
    Going animal mad in Norfolk
    If you’ve exhausted the Broads and visited every reserve that you can think of, but you still have a hankering to get up close to nature, you’re in luck. Norfolk has a number of zoos, animal parks, and nature centres. The great thing about a self-catering holiday in Norfolk is that you can visit as many as you wish during your stay – but which will you choose?
  • Norfolk’s great houses and estates
    Norfolk’s great houses and estates
    As well as being renowned for its broads and coastal pathways, Norfolk is also rather famous for the many stately homes and grand estates that pepper the beautiful countryside. We’d like to round up a few of our favourites, although many others exist that we think you’ll adore just as much…
  • Celebrating Norfolk’s maritime history
    Celebrating Norfolk’s maritime history
    Due to its coastal location, Norfolk has a wide and varied nautical history, with ships built, launched, battles won, and plenty of sea shanties sung along its shores. There are numerous museums and heritage centres dedicated to the county’s past and the following are among the best – are you ready to learn about Norfolk’s maritime past?
  • The Broads under a Microscope
    The Broads under a Microscope
    Comprising a number of navigable waterways and lakes, which are known locally as broads, the Broads National Park in Norfolk is Britain’s largest wetland and is home to more than a quarter of the UK’s rare plants and animals.
  • A Day at the Beach: the Best Beaches in Norfolk
    A Day at the Beach: the Best Beaches in Norfolk
    If there’s one thing that Norfolk can do well it’s beaches – the county is largely coastal, after all. Whether you’re looking for a quiet stroll along a pebbly beach, to explore the traditional seaside holiday, or are desperate to wander atop beautiful cliffs as the sun sets, Norfolk is the ideal destination for you.
  • Norfolk’s Royal Heritage: explore the County’s Castles
    Norfolk’s Royal Heritage: explore the County’s Castles
    The chances are you’ll have planned your next Norfolk holiday to the letter; you’ll know what sights you wish to see, the towns you’re hoping to visit, and the species you can’t wait to spot, but have you taken a moment to consider Norfolk’s rich heritage
  • Explore Norfolk: enjoy the first signs of spring
    Explore Norfolk: enjoy the first signs of spring
    With Christmas over and the New Year festivities put to bed, what else do you have to look forward to than your next visit to Norfolk? While winter may continue its hold over us for a few more weeks, it’s worth keeping an eye out for the signs of spring as 2016 begins in earnest.
  • Child-friendly breaks in Norfolk
    Child-friendly breaks in Norfolk
    With all our talk of museums, galleries, scenic walks and shopping treats, you would be forgiven for thinking that Norfolk is a haven for adults only – that’s simply not the case!
  • Taking your dog to the Norfolk Broads
    Taking your dog to the Norfolk Broads
    Going on holiday when you have pets can be a daunting time: are you able to take your beloved animal with you to your destination? Will you need to book them into kennels while you head off into the sunset for some relaxation? How do you know if a holiday is truly pet-friendly? Heading abroad is often a no-brainer but what about if you’re staying in the UK? Many destinations now offer pet-friendly options and Norfolk is no different. In fact, with a wealth of wide-open spaces and discoverable trails, Norfolk is a haven for animals and humans alike.
  • Creating your own special haven in Norfolk
    Creating your own special haven in Norfolk
    We’ve explored the many reasons why you should choose to stay in a self-catering cottage, lodge, or apartment during any holiday in Norfolk, but how can you turn your holiday home into a home away from home? After all, it’s very easy to fall in love with your surroundings, so it’s only right that you feel the same way about the accommodation you stay in.
  • Three reasons you should choose a waterfront property for your Norfolk holiday
    Three reasons you should choose a waterfront property for your Norfolk holiday
    From its rolling fields and lush woodlands, to its reed-lined waterways and beautiful broads (lakes), the landscapes of Norfolk are lovely to behold. It can be tricky, in fact, to decide where you’d like to stay when you visit the county – in one of the villages or towns, or on the bank of one of the rivers or beside one of the broads. Well, we’re rather partial to waterfront properties and many of our self-catering cottages have views of a river and gardens, and allow easy access to the water’s edge for fishing or boating.
  • Winter wildlife on the Norfolk Broads
    Winter wildlife on the Norfolk Broads
    While it’s an absolute haven for birds, particularly on its many waterways and reserves, Norfolk is also home to a number of other animals, many of which make themselves known at this time of year. The Norfolk Broads, and beyond, are the perfect setting for your short winter break, and we strongly recommend taking along your camera.
  • Golfing holidays in Norfolk
    Golfing holidays in Norfolk
    With its temperate climate, flat landscape, and abundance of courses for novices, amateurs, and advanced players, Norfolk is an absolute treat for golfers. While Mark Twain is rumoured, but not confirmed, to have called golf, “a good walk spoiled,” the truth is that it’s a wonderful way to explore Britain’s landscape, and we’re all for encouraging that!
  • Discover Norfolk’s rich heritage
    Discover Norfolk’s rich heritage
    From its maritime history, roman archaeology and beautiful castles, to a time when it was linked to Continental Europe, Norfolk has been inhabited for more than half a million years and has accrued, as you can imagine, an absolute wealth of artefacts, events and stories.
  • The secrets of self-catering
    The secrets of self-catering
    You probably work incredibly hard. Whether you spend all day in an office, completing chores around the house, or taking care of your family, we understand how precious your free time is. It can be incredibly tempting to spend your hard-earned money on all-inclusive breaks, foreign holidays, and fancy resorts, particularly if your getaways are rare, but we’re here to let you in on a little secret: the self-catering holiday.
  • Picture perfect
    Picture perfect
    With such vast and varied landscapes, the Norfolk Broads are, naturally, a haven for photographers, artists, and writers, all of whom clamour for the most inspiring views. It’s little wonder then, that Norfolk is blessed with so many galleries, museums, and noteworthy exhibitions, each displaying some of the best locally created pieces, and images from the Broads themselves.
  • On Your Bike!
    On Your Bike!
    Once you’ve decided to book a holiday in Norfolk, the next decision you must make is how you’ll explore its sprawling countryside, dazzling waterways, and lush woodlands. Will you drive your own car, hire a vehicle, trek about the landscape on foot, ride down the winding lanes on a pony or choose a mode of transport with two wheels?
  • “Twitching” on the Broads
    “Twitching” on the Broads
    Often cited as Britain’s bird watching capital, Norfolk is an absolute haven for our feathered friends, making it a top destination if you’re thinking of looking at birdlife through a lens during your winter getaway.
  • The beautiful Norfolk Broads
    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.
  • Relax with your family on the Norfolk Broads
    Relax with your family on the Norfolk Broads
    Family time is precious, and children grow up very quickly. With work, household jobs, running errands, and finding time to sleep, the very few hours left can often fly by without much thought at all. With quality family time in such short supply, it’s essential that you make the most of your leisure time.

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