Where to holiday in Norfolk

A popular destination in East Anglia, Norfolk is a brilliant holiday location, but why should you holiday in Norfolk?

In this short blog post, we will provide some reasons to choose Norfolk and places to visit during your Holiday in Norfolk.

Why should you holiday in Norfolk?

There are a number of reasons to holiday in Norfolk and here are our top reasons:

  • Norfolk is rural and boasts some of the best countryside in the UK
  • Norfolk has some of the lowest rainfall in the UK
  • Norfolk has large areas of open water and glorious beaches so it is perfect for those wanting a relaxing or active holiday
  • It has fantastic market towns many of which sell local products
  • It is a family friendly city and there are numerous attractions and things to see
  • Beautiful sunrises and sunsets
  • Wildlife in abundance 
  • Norfolk provides a rich history
Where to holiday in Norfolk

But where to holiday in Norfolk?

Norfolk Broads 

An extensive nature reserve and wildlife habitat, the Norfolk Broads are a big draw to Norfolk every year for thousands of tourists. Norfolk Holiday Lets Barn Stay is in Thurton, which is close to the Norfolk Broads and within easy access of the main Broads like:

  • Loddon
  • Coltishall
  • Belaugh
  • Belaugh Broad
  • Rockland St Mary
  • Wroxham
  • Hoveton
  • Wroxham Broad
  • Hoveton Great Broad

The Broads National Park is a great holiday location and is a serious consideration for anyone looking to visit Norfolk. It is also not far from historic villages and the City of Norwich.


North Norfolk Coast

Wells-next-the-sea, Holkham and Mundesley are 3 beautiful North Norfolk coastal locations. Wells Harbour is a popular place to visit for an ice-cream, some chips by the sea or a spot of recreational crab fishing.

Holkham and in particular Holkham Hall are must see spots. The beach is flat and sandy and has been featured in several films and music videos. Holkham Hall is stunning and has a boating lake, shops and it is possible to  tour of the Hall.

Mundesley is a lesser-known Holiday location but it is very popular with families and older couples. It is quieter than Wells and has a victorian post office and some lovely local pubs.

Mundesley has some fabulous walks, the beach is normally quieter and you can often see seals playing on the beaches. The beaches are also Blue Flag, meaning that they are some of the cleanest. If you are interested in considering Mundesley, then take a look at our Mundesley Holiday Cottages stay here.


Norwich city location

Norwich City

Few cities in the UK can provide the sights that you get here in Norwich. The Castle overlooks the City; Elm Hill presents cobbled streets and some of the older properties. The City has a perimeter curtain wall that can be found around the city at various points. The Riverside Area is a great place to go for leisure and pubs. The city itself still offers high street shopping. There are a host of cafe's and other important buildings like  Norwich Cathedral, the Roman Cathedral, Guild Hall, The Forum and Assembly House to name a few locations. It is also possible to enjoy a Ghost tour and open-top bus tour of the city. If you fancy a boat trip then boat hire can be arranged with some of the boat hire companies, or go a little further and visit Wroxham.


Holiday lets Norfolk

If you would like to know more or ask us about either of our properties and their suitability for your trip please give Lu a call on 07540 44 05 06.  Either location would work as a base for a holiday, but if you are thinking coastal then Mundesley is best, if you are thinking Norfolk Broads and Norwich, then the Barn Stay is best.