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The Broads, Norwich

4.5
#1 of 40 in Wildlife in Norfolk
National Park Wildlife Area
Visit Britain’s magical waterland, a series of interconnected rivers and lakes. The Broads have been a boating destination since 1878, so hire a boat and set sail. If you’d prefer to have someone captain for you, take a guided boat tour of the area. Look out for wildlife, such as waterfowl and otters. On dry land there are many walking and cycling routes that follow the rivers through scenic countryside. Stop for a drink and some food in one of the many waterside pubs and restaurants. To visit The Broads and get the most from your holiday in Norwich, create itinerary details personal to you using our Norwich vacation builder.
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  • Rented a boat with friends expecting to be a bit bored going down narrow channels looking at reeds. I was so wrong! A range of wide rivers and huge expanses of water dotted with amazing houses and gre...  more »
  • My children love this place, feeding the ducks. Watching out for trains. Toy shopping. Boat watching. Exploring the area. Ice creams etc  more »
  • We have just returned from a fantastic Week on the Commodore. The experience was 5 star all the way from check in to check out. With easy fuss free parking, simple check in. A full and informed guide ...  more »
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  • A great get away for the whole family at any day of the week. Cafe, children's play area, band stand in summer, boats for hire, plenty of squirrels nice place to visit. Recommend
  • Haven't been in about 10 years. A lot of the morning has become commercialized and expensive. Free places to moor are generally in the middle of nowhere which is great until you need something from a shop. Still, beautiful scenery
  • Gorgeous day boating along the broads. Hired a small boat to accommodate a family of 5 for £36. 3 kids ages 3, 8 and 12. They all loved it and had a great time taking turns to drive. £36 for 2 hours boating at our own leisure we feel was a brilliant price. We stopped off at the Toys and took a small picnic with us. It wasnt particularly sunny but still lovely.
  • Simply the best holiday destination ever! I love the Norfolk broads. The scenery is wonderful and going out on a boat is just the ultimate relaxing experience! Love it!
  • Lovely to just sit and watch the boats go past while eating some chips. Feed the ducks or walk round the shops. Rent a boat and take a trip up the broads , around £18 an hour which I think is a bargain. Great day out for all the family.

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