Where To Go In Norfolk
Offering up a delightful mix of stunning sandy coastlines and the peaceful waterways of the broads, East Anglia is home to any kind of holiday you might fancy and so there’s plenty of places to visit to ensure your stay remains exciting and fresh for however long you’re there for!
First up there’s the heritage city of Norwich for those who like to soak up a bit of culture, with it’s Norman style cathedral being a hotspot for history buffs. There’s also the city’s museum to help clue you up on ancient Queen Boudica and the Snettisham Hoard, an Iron age treasure trove.
For shopaholics and art enthusiasts, there’s also plenty of hustle and bustle in the city’s high streets and art exhibitions and shows on regularly at the modern Forum.
For a treasured seaside destination, Great Yarmouth has been a holidaymakers paradise since the 1700s, with 17 miles of sandy shoreline and a Pleasure Beach theme park with rides and amusements. There are also more upmarket seaside experiences too though, with Cromer being famous for its breath-taking Victorian pier with legendary theatre and it’s also a popular destination for seafood lovers thanks to its delicious shellfish season from March to October.
Purer, more stunning coastlines for long seaside walks can be found on Holkham Beach and in mid-Norfolk you’ll find plenty of countryside rambles and ruins to explore, including the astonishing Castle Acre Priory ruins!
And of course, who could forget The Broads?
A picturesque hub of heavenly villages and beautiful waterways, it’s a boat and barge lover’s dream, perfect for navigating with your own vessel and giving you a sense of freedom and adventure, with The Broads as your oyster!
How To Get To Norfolk
Greater Anglia provides a service every half hour from London Liverpool Street to Norwich. The journey time is two hours on average. Once in Norwich, there are local connections provided to Cambridge, Cromer, Ely, Great Yarmouth and Sheringham.
There is also a service from London King’s Cross to King’s Lynn. This takes about 1 hour 40 minutes and this is served by First Capital Connect. For those from the North, or the Midlands, you can take east mainlines to Peterborough where hourly trains to Norwich are provided by East Midland Trains.
For Southern holidaymakers, Great Anglia provides a train every half hour from London Liverpool Street to Norwich and there is also a service from King’s Cross to King’s Lynn via First Capital Connect.
Once in Norwich there are plenty of local connections to Cambridge, Cromer, Ely, Great Yarmouth, Sheringham and more, so getting to your ideal spot shouldn’t be too difficult.
If travelling from the South, the A11, A12, A14 and M11 are the major routes. If you are travelling from the North or the Midlands the A11, A14 and A47 all provide easy routes into the county.
Norwich International Airport has flights from various UK destinations, as well as overseas. Daily flights are available from Amsterdam with connections to over 1000 destinations worldwide. If Norwich airport is not an option though, London Stansted airport is only 75 minutes away by car.