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Things to do in Wroxham, Norfolk

Sail boat on Norfolk Broads, close to Wroxham © Margaret Marchant

Wroxham, which lies on the River Bure, is very much the heart of the Norfolk Broads.


Here you can hire a boat of any shape or size, and spend many lazy hours (or days) meandering along through the scenic countryside.

Alternatively, you can book a seat on one of the larger touring boats, where the captain will provide a very informative commentary as you take in the views.

Picturesque scenic cottages line the banks, many of which have their own moorings and boats tied alongside.

Motor boats have to give way to sail boats which glide silently and effortlessly by.


If you prefer to 'shop 'till you drop', then Roys of Wroxham have a department store to suit you.

Alternatively, you can always drive to Wroxham Barns, which lies just on the outskirts.

Here you can purchase handmade arts and crafts, from beautiful jewellery to pottery or paintings.

There is also a small garden centre, café and children's funfair and farmyard.

Narrow Gauge Railway

A ride on the narrow gauge Bure Valley Steam railway takes you back to a bygone age.

The little trains make regular journeys between Wroxham and the small market town of Aylsham, stopping at various villages on the way.

If you prefer something quieter, you can sit by the banks of the river, and watch the world (and the boats) go by.

However, if you have food with you, be prepared to share it with the many types of birds which live there. Egyptian ducks, swans, cormorants and herons can usually be seen.

Although Wroxham can be pretty busy during the summer months, it is well worth a visit.

Here you will find something to suit everyone, regardless of age.

Description by Margaret Marchant


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Images of Wroxham

Sail Boat on River Bure, close to Wroxham © Margaret Marchant
Tour boat on Norfolk Broads, close to Wroxham © Margaret Marchant
Cottage on banks of River Bure, along from Wroxham © Margaret Marchant
Cottage on banks of River Bure, close to Wroxham © Margaret Marchant

* Distances shown are in a direct line. Distances by road will be longer.
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