The best time of year to visit Norfolk


Sorry, but the title of this article is something of a trick, because there is no best time to visit Norfolk – each season brings its own riches, with beautiful sights and fantastic activities on offer no matter what the time of year. So, whenever you can escape to our county, you will be in for a treat.


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.


During the summer months, the Norfolk Broads and coastal pathways are more tempting than any other time of year for walkers and wildlife seekers alike. Norfolk has some truly spectacular coastal scenery, and the Broads are beautiful when enjoyed in the warm sun.


When the leaves begin to fall it heralds a magical time for Norfolk. The weather may turn colder, but there is the changing countryside to explore, golden brown woodlands to get lost in, and piles of leaves to dive headfirst into, as well as an array of pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants in the villages, towns and city where you can enjoy a warming drink.


Winter, bringing Christmas and a new year, is one of the best times to visit Norfolk, particularly if you are in search of gifts for friends and family, or want to experience nature at its most starkly beautiful. The mist hangs above the Broads like a curtain and frost makes the bare trees sparkle. There is nothing quite like Norfolk gazing at when you’re sat by a roaring log fire.

Whenever you choose to visit Norfolk, be sure to check out our extensive portfolio of self-catering cottages and lodges, equipped with everything you could need to remain comfortable for the duration of your visit.

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