We explore… Attractive Acle
The town itself features everything you’d expect from a quaint Norfolk settlement, including a lush village green, traditional shops, and opportunities to stroll along the river. Read on to learn more…
Acle has a vast and varied past to be researched and explored during your stay. For example, during Roman times the town was regarded as an important port, used for transporting goods. Once its purpose as a port dwindled, it was still an exciting centre for trade and markets. The name Acle translates as “a clearing in an oak forest”, although much of that forest was felled during Tudor times in order to build warships.
Acle Farmers Market
A traditional market town that still maintains all of the character of its past, Acle still holds a weekly market and a monthly farmers’ market, which is held in the church hall. If you’re on the lookout for fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and fish, and locally made produce such as jam, marmalade, bread, cheese, and home-brewed beer, you’ve come to the right place. Imagine the feast you could have back at your self-catering cottage after a visit to the market.
Although the bridge has been replaced a number of times, with its most recent incarnation in 1997, Acle Bridge still maintains its title of being the only crossing point across the River Bure between Wroxham and Great Yarmouth. The bridge is also the setting for a grizzly ghost story, involving murder and revenge. Research it more if you dare…
We have one property located in Acle, and it’s a beautiful one. Please do check out our other properties, which are dotted around the gorgeous county of Norfolk.