Things to do / Places to see: within 15 miles.

This page suggests some of the main attractions, in and around Wroxham, and within an easy day out by car. It provides a wealth of help and contact information, and has been compiled from the owners own experience.

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The whole of the East Anglian Coastline from Cromer and Sheringham down to Great Yarmouth and Gorleston, are dotted with quiet sandy beaches and all within a 15 mile drive.  Wroxham provides an ideal hub on which to travel to a different part each day without having to drive the same route.

Places to go or see within Wroxham (walking)

Wroxham Bridge is just a short walk along a short-cut footpath from the marina.  You cross Wroxam Bridge (which can be seen from your kitchen window) into the Centre of this small town which is dominated by a cluster of shops and department stores, all under the name of "Roys of Wroxham".  There are many boatyards offering day boats for hire, and plenty of riverside pubs, restaurants, and take-aways.

Eating Out (or In)

Starting on-site it is just a few footsteps to The Brewery Tap, a Real Ale pub offering 50 different Real Ales.  The nearest cafe / restaurant is the Wherrymans right at the start of the Bridge.  Crossing the bridge brings you to a selection of riverside bars and cafes, and a wide variety of take-away outlets.  A great place to eat out is the Kings Head pub, with its riverside garden and restaurant where great pub grub is available in a relaxing environment.


Angling / Bait shops.

Wroxham Angling. Station Road - Wroxham Telephone: 01603 78245.  In the centre of town, a great place to visit to get your bait, fishing gear, and to get local up-to-the-miute angling gossip from the locals.
Places to fish.  You can fish any where in the cottage marina or about 100m of river bank on the River Bure right outside the cottage door.  Or hire a boat and you have miles of river and open Broads to explore.

Rules: You must have a National Rod licence, and be in season 16 June to 15 March.  Do not fish from a moving boat!

Boating and seeing the Norfolk Broads

No holiday at Wherry could be complete without seeing the Norfolk Broads from the river by boat. For those who would rather sit back and leave the work to others, the easiest way to sight-see is to book onto one of the many Pleasure trip ferries that start within sight of the marina just a few minutes away. You can take an afternoon or evening cruise down the River Bure, passing your own cottage on the start of its journey and then through the many picturesque, thatched private properties within Wroxham, out to the Wroxham Broad, where you may pass right through a sailing yacht race and along to the neighbouring picturesque village of Horning.

For the more active and adventurous, hire one of the many day or picnic boats for just an hour to look around within Wroxham, or half-day, day, or even the whole week. Hire becomes much more cost effective the longer you keep the boat, and you have your mooring right outside the cottage. This is ideal for keen anglers.

Shopping and local community

A self-catering holiday gives you the option of eating out, buying take-away to eat at home, and of course cooking for yourselves.  This is particularly great if you want to enjoy snacks and meals, or even Bar-B-Q's on your terrace.  Fortunately Wroxham offers ROYS  the "largest village supermarket in the World".  So no problem there then!
Wroxham is bigger than a village, smaller than a main town, and offers a wide variety of individual shops and department stores all within an easy walk, for souvineers, gifts, clothes toys and everyday items.  There are also banks, and a petrol station within a mile of the cottage.

Coastal places to visit by car within 15 miles.

Great Yarmouth and Gorleston.  Great Yarmouth is the major seaside holiday resort of East Anglia with its Golden Mile of Promenade, sandy beach, entertainment, amusements, restaurants and shops.  Yarmouth Harbour provides the entrance to the North Norfolk Broads - visit the very point where the Broads meet the sea.  Across the other side of the River Bure is the quieter select town of Gorleston with its sheltered beach and water sports area in a small bay.  Moving North along the coast are many small villages offering access to quiet sandy beaches, with sand dunes.
Then you come to the small quaint town of Sheringham.
Cromer is famous for its Cromer Crabs
Blakeney & Wells-next-the-sea are areas of great natural beauty and conservation.  You can go on sea fishing trips, or visit the seal island

Inland places to visit within a 60 minute drive.

City of Norwich

Just seven miles from Wroxham is the East Anglian capital city of Norwich.  It is easy by bus from Wroxham or if you travel by car it's best to use the Park & Ride on the road from Wroxham just before you enter the city.  Traffic is busy and parking not easy in the city centre.  Have a great day out visiting a whole range of places of interest.  The city is partly surrounded by a Roman Wall.  Visit the cathedral and the Castle, famous for its museum and dungeons.  Browse around the town centre full of major shops and the important market.

Other places include Sandringham House, the Queen Elizabeth's summer residence, the religious shrine of Walsingham with its famous annual pilgrimage, or visit Hunstanton, the only seaside resort on the East Coast that actully faces west. Just over the hour could take you to the famous university city of Cambridge, with its colleges dotted along the famous "backs" with world class views of Kings College and chapel.