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Norfolk Broads Boating Holiday
The Norfolk Broads is Britain’s largest and finest wetland area which has been designated the status of National Park. The Broads were formed after intensive peat digging, over numerous generations, left miles of empty pits. These were soon filled by rising water levels and today there are 125 miles of wetlands which is also home to many rare plants and animals. The flat landscape, church towers and turning windmills make it a unique holiday destination amongst an abundance of rare wildlife and fauna.
The numerous interlinked waterways offer a great opportunity for a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads. Stop off at the waterside towns and villages en-route to experience the historic buildings, ancient markets and slower way of life.
At Wroxham, often referred to as the capital of the Broads, there is a good shopping area which includes the world’s largest village store, Roys. Close by is Hoventon Hall gardens, the Bure Valley Steam Railway and Wroxham Barns.
Ranworth village is home to the ancient Broads Cathedral which has the finest medieval rood screens and ancient book of Pslams. Stalham and Sutton villages are renowned for their windmills. Stalham also houses the history of the Norfolk Broads at the Broads Museum.
Norfolk Broads boat hire has flexible hire periods to suit your requirements with a wide choice of boats available from 2 berth up to 12 berth.
For the more energetic, a Norfolk Broads boating holiday also offers opportunities to try other water sports including sailing, canoeing, kayaking or windsurfing. But if that sounds too energetic, you could pass the days fishing or exploring the local area by bicycle.
Another popular attraction for those on a Norfolk Broads boating holiday is the junction of River Bure and River Thurne where numerous windmills can be seen. At Ludham village you can find St. Benets Abbey which was at one time, the wealthiest Benedictine houses in the country. Follow the river Thurne to Potter Heigham village to view its arched bridge and the Herbert Woods Tower. When continuing your journey across Norfolk marshes, you will come across Acle, a lovely riverside village market which has many historic building and a Jubilee memorial.
A Norfolk Broads boating holiday offers you the opportunity to explore the marvels of the Norfolk wetlands at a pace to suit you.

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