Norfolk Beach

Places to stay in Norfolk

Welcome to Norfolk

Explore this beautiful rural county.

From the bustling town of Norwich to the beautiful Broads - a network of rivers and lakes extending south into Suffolk. Settled in pre-Roman times, Norfolk has some stunning scenery with low-lying land and easily eroded cliffs made from chalk and clay.

YHA hostels in Norfolk

Things to do in Norfolk

Five free things to do in Norfolk

Baconsthorpe Castle

Baconsthorpe Castle is a moated, fortified 15th century manor house located just a short distance from Sheringham, and is the former home of the prominent Norfolk family the Heydons.

Norwich Market

For a free day out in the area, visit the historic Norwich Market - the oldest outdoor market of its kind in the country, and a joy to stroll around!

Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Get up close and cuddly with the friendly horses and donkeys (over 1,500 that call the UK's largest horse sanctuary home. 

Walk the broads

Over 300km of footpaths provide fantastic views of the areas gloriously-flat landscape, allowing you to to enjoy everything the Broads has to offer.

Norwich

During the 11th century Norwich was the largest city in England after London. Now it is home to the largest collection of pre-reformation churches in Europe and a fantastic outdoor market.

Enjoy the Norfolk Broads and stunning scenery

With its miles of unspoilt coastline, meandering Broads and picturesque villages, Norfolk truly has something for everyone at all times of year.

In the summer, pull up a deck chair at the historic seaside town of Great Yarmouth for a taste of the traditional seaside holiday, complete with candyfloss, ice creams and fish and chips, or hire a boat and take in the magical water land of the Norfolk Broads. If dry land is where you prosper, take a bike ride alongside the waterways, stopping to take in the atmosphere of the many unspoilt villages that line the waterway.

Zoo

Amazona Zoo

Get up close and personal with wild animals at this zoo near Cromer. Bring along the whole family for a fab day out and learn some animal facts too.

Bircham Windmill

Bircham Windmill

Bircham Windmill is one of the best working windmills in the UK today. Climb to the fan stage on a windy day and watch the sails turn.  

mini golf

Blackbeard's Adventure Golf

Blackbeard’s Adventure Golf is an 18 hole golf course with a pirate and aztec theme which is great fun for all ages.

Cycling

Cycling in Blaxhall

The area offers very leisurely cycling as the countryside is mainly flat - making it great for families. Children will find the routes easy and great fun.

Langham Glass

Langham Glass

Witness the ancient craft of glass making from sand to finished product. Browse the shop and pick up a souvenir from your holidays.

Orford Castle

Orford Castle

Discover the secrets of one of England's most unusual keeps within the chambers of this fascinating polygonal tower.

Pensthorpe

Pensthorpe

Home of BBC’s ‘Springwatch’, Pensthorpe is a great way to get close to nature and learn more about wildlife and conservation.

Watersports

Watersports in Blaxhall

YHA Blaxhall is only eight miles from the sea. Nearby Blyth estuary offers a range of water sport options, or if you fancy hiring a boat the Norfolk Broads are just a short distance away.