Places to Visit - Norwich, Norfolk and the Broads

There's plenty to do in Norwich; beautiful architecture and museums, Norwich Lanes independent retailers ranging from delightful cafes/coffee bars to art galleries.  Norwich has a wide range of eating and drinking venues both for the daytime and evening to suit all.

During the winter months why not visit the seals at Horsey Gap; you will often see the seals in the sea and in December/January, during breeding time, their young can be seen on the beaches..

Please see below for a small variety of local attractions and places to visit:



An awarding winning, imaginative outdoor adventure park, you will be able to crawl, climb, slide and swing your way round a mystical world. A great attraction for all the family to enjoy together!  A great range of activities for all ages. Bewilderwood (6.5 miles)

Norwich Theatre Royal

East Anglia's Premier theatre with a range of Dance, Musicals Personalities, children's entertainment.... and much, much more!
Norwich Royal Theatre (5 miles)

Bure Valley Railway

Norfolk's longest fifteen inch gauge line runs through the picturesque Bure valley countryside following the meandering river through meadowland and ancient pasture stopping occasionally at small country villages. Bure Valley Railway (8 miles)


Pettitts Animal Adventure Park

There are rides galore for young children, family entertainment, exotic and domestic animals and birds to see as well as animals to feed and pet. Pettitts Animal Adventure Park (14 miles)

Dinosaur Adventure Park

A Monster Family Day Out! Climb-A-Saurus, hunt, dig and play with fossils, explore the Secret Animal Garden and make friends with some fascinating creatures. Have fun on the Raptor Racers, play Jurassic Putt, follow the Dinosaur Trail, Track a T-Rex, dine in the cafe or picnic in the grounds. Fun for all weathers - Dynamite Indoor Adventure Play Area now open. Dinosaur Adventure Park (14 miles)

Norfolk Beaches

Local beaches for building sand castles, paddling and activities for children include;

  • Sea Palling - lovely golden sand, ideal for building sand castles and paddling (17 miles)
  • Great Yarmouth - vibrant seaside with rides and amusements (18 miles)
  • Winterton-on-Sea - natural beach ideal for walking the dog on a summers evening. Great café on beach providing good quality breakfasts and homemade cakes! (19 miles)
  • Cromer - old fashioned seaside with pier (25 miles)
  • Holkham - beautiful natural sands & dunes, ideal for family's and walking dogs (39 miles)
  • Wells-Next-The-Sea - large expanse of beach with walk to village alongside the harbour (39 miles)

Architecture and Local Sites

Norwich Castle

One of the city’s most famous landmarks, Norwich Castle was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago. Now a museum and art gallery, it is home to some of the most outstanding collections of fine art, archaeology and natural history.
Norwich Castle (5 miles)

East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens

East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens is a notable privately owned garden, home of the unstoppable gardeners, Alan Gray and Graham Robeson. Visitors Welcome. East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden (13 miles)

Norwich Cathrdral

Norwich Cathedral welcomes all visitors on a daily basis. Founded in 1096 and built using Normandy stone shipped over from Caen, it is one of the finest complete Romanesque buildings in Europe and houses more than a thousand medieval roof boss sculptures. Trained guides conduct general tours of the Cathedral from Monday to Saturday.
Norwich Cathedral (5 miles)

Felbrigg Hall

Described as a hidden gem, this National Trust property combines opulence with homeliness and offers the visitor surprises and delights both inside the house and outside in the gardens and park. Felbrigg Hall (26 miles)

Selection of local sites

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  • Wroxham Broad
    Wroxham Broad Take a boat trip on the Wroxham Broad and see the wildlife
  • Priory Maze and Cafe, Beeston Regis
    Priory Maze and Cafe, Beeston Regis Lovely gardens, beech maze and great homemade food
  • Royal Arcade, Norwich
    Royal Arcade, Norwich Lovely shopping arcade with independant shops.
  • Elm Hill, Norwich
    Elm Hill, Norwich Traditional cobbled street with many Tudor buildings
  • Salhouse Broad
    Salhouse Broad Salhouse Broad is a unique broad located on the River Bure between Wroxham and Horning

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