The Broads National Park is home to a network of rivers and lakes situated in Norfolk and Suffolk in East Anglia. Despite including land in both counties, the whole area is often referred to as the Norfolk Broads. In 1989 the area was classed as a special area of natural beauty and was therefore given its status as a UK National Park. The Broads are a beautiful part of England to visit for a luxury cottage holiday. The system of rivers and lakes makes the Broads hugely attractive for tourists as the abundance of open water makes an ideal location for water sports, boating and fishing.
If you choose to stay in luxury self catering accommodation during your stay in the Broads, you will have the choice of eating in and cooking your own meal using fresh produce from the local farmers markets, or alternatively you could choose to eat out and experience some of the finest restaurants in the region. There's an abundance of restaurants to choose from in and around the Broads, including The Bridge Inn, The Old Barn Restaurant Cafe and The Waterside Rollesby. Whether you choose to eat in or eat out, or even a combination of both, you are guaranteed to have a wonderful experience tasting the local cuisine.
During your luxury self catering break you can relax and unwind amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, however if you are looking to get out and explore there are a number of attractions you can visit. You may wish to visit some of the local towns and villages to in the surrounding areas. A popular village amongst tourists is the beautiful boating village of Horning. Here there is plenty to see with a selection of pubs, restaurants, shops, a gallery and even a sailing club. For the adventurous, the activity centre of BeWILDerwood is located near to Horning. This is a forest adventure for adults and children that has zip wires, jungle bridges and boat trips among other activities. In other areas of the National Park, in Hoveton and Wroxham, there is a great choice of things to do, including a visit to the Bure Valley Railway.
The most popular activities for tourists in the Broads have to be water based activities, the vast expanses of rivers and lakes mean there is a wide range of options available ranging from fishing to sailing, boating and canoeing. Some would even argue that the Broads are best explored by boat.
There are so many fascinating places to visit and things to see in the Broads. One of the best activities has to be bird watching with the rich birdlife in the area. In terms of tourist attractions you may also want to look up Waveney River Centre, Broadland Cycle Hire, Wroxham Barns, Hoveton Hall Gardens, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden or the Museum of the Broads.
Whether staying in a large mansion or a luxury log cabin, we hope you have a splendid time in the Broads.