2 December 2023
Norfolk sets the stage as one of the best and most visited holiday destinations in the UK. The perfect place for a long weekend getaway or summer escape in a beautiful holiday lodge. The county is a true culture spot with never-ending acres of idyllic landscapes, nature parks and local cuisine to explore.
We guarantee once you’ve visited, you’ll keep coming back for more of what Norfolk has to offer. Here are our top reasons to buy a holiday lodge in the heart of East Anglia.
Wide Range of Visitor Attractions
If you’re one for family days out, you won’t feel out of place in Norfolk. From the most northern beaches to the Suffolk border in the South, there’s a large variety of indoor and outdoor activities for you to explore.
Enjoy a walk in the forest? Norfolk has a great selection of outdoor playgrounds and adventure parks to suit everyone. Visit BeWILDerwood, the award-winning forest full of fun with tremendous tree houses, zip lines, unforgettable storytelling and more.
Have your pick from a long list of nature and wildlife areas to visit in Norfolk – the county itself is one large natural playground for animals and plants. If you’re thinking of buying a holiday lodge in Norfolk, it’s a fantastic investment that will bring years and years of spectacular memories and experiences.
Visit Sheringham Park with its woodland garden and miles of endless stunning coastal views and nearly a 1,000 acres of varied habitat. Pensthorpe Natural Park is an another unmissable nature park. With 700 acres of gardens, lakes and trails to explore; it makes for a perfect day exploring. On your way out you can stop by the large gift shop and courtyard cafe for delicious homemade meals.
If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience and one for the books. Take a walk around Sandringham Estate and it’s fantastic 24-hectare gardens, where you’ll also find Queen Elizabeth II’s private home that was constructed in 1771.
Celebrated English Writer Virginia Woolf spoke of Norfolk saying “If this were a time or place to uphold a paradox, I am half inclined to state that Norfolk is one of the most beautiful of counties”.
Seaside Resorts and Beaches
Norfolk is known for its captivating cliffs and seaside views, especially at its most Northern points. Take in the fresh air, locally sourced ice cream and quiet atmosphere at Hunstanton Beach. You’ll see thousands of birds migrating at Titchwell Beach in the Spring and Summer, with many birds leaving for the North and some birds including the stunning Sand Martin arriving from Africa.
If you’re looking to feel the sand beneath your feet, you can’t miss Great Yarmouth. Full to the brim with family fun arcades, raved about fish and chip parlours and outdoor activities; fantastic for holidays with the grandkids. Enjoy walks along the beach and in the countryside; Great Yarmouth has dozens of fabulous circular walks that make for a splendid sightseeing day out.
The Norfolk Broads
The county’s famed Norfolk Broads is a man-made National Park, known as Britain’s Magical Waterland. With over 125 miles of navigable waterways, you can hire a self-drive cruiser and set sail, exploring the never-ending choice of rivers.
The Norfolk Broads is one of the most inspiring and picturesque landscapes to visit in the county. Visitors from far and wide come to sail on its peaceful waters, stopping at one of the numerous riverside pubs and looking in awe at the vast array of wildlife on show.
Wroxham is known for its variety of boating hire options to suit anyone’s needs, as well as its locally made sweet treats and accessible shopping centre.
The fine city of Norwich is full to bursting with things to do. There’s nowhere like Norwich at the weekend. The city alone has over 60 coffee shops to visit and two large malls with big high streets names. You can buy a new outfit at Zara, browse some of the finest jewellery on show at Pandora and dig into some of the best Ramen around at Wagamama’s.
Norwich boasts the largest open air market in the country. You’ll be taken in by the colourful rooftops and a wide selection of locally made vegetables and fruit for sale. As well as the variety of freshly made food. Pop by Norfolk Kind Food for some delicious sweet treats that are made from local ingredients; specialising in gluten-free bread, vegetarian options and dairy-free cakes.
If you’re looking for a spark of history and arts. You won’t be disappointed by Norwich Castle and Museum, set on the highest hill in the city. Set your eyes on a wide range of interesting and intricate art pieces at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. Lovingly located in the middle of The University of East Anglia, just a 12-minute drive from the city centre.
Did you know that Norfolk is the UK’s capital for birdwatching? Locals and visitors are fanatics for the feathered kind and love viewing hundreds of different species in their natural habitat.
Common birds in Norfolk range from the ghostly barn owl spotted cruising along fields or brightly coloured kingfishers perched on riverbanks. Norfolk never fails at showcasing birds in all their glory and sets the stage as the perfect bird watchers paradise. With over 12 different nature reserves in Norfolk alone that are perfect for bird watching, we guarantee you’ll never get bored.
Places to Wine & Dine
Norfolk has some terrific places to eat and drink out. For London quality fine dining, visit Roger Hickerman’s restaurant located in one of Norwich’s main high streets. Serving a cosy, yet sophisticated atmosphere and dining experience.
There is an endless list of restaurants, bars and bistros to visit when you’re looking for a taste of locally sourced cuisine. Which is just one reason why people love buying holiday lodges in Norfolk; as they’re always near somewhere to dine or a place to enjoy time with friends.
Grosvenor Fish Bar is known for its fantastic fresh fish and chips. You can sit and admire Norwich’s cobbled back streets whilst having lunch. Another great restaurant to visit is The Duck Inn. Situated in Stanhoe, the award-winning gastropub is known for serving the best local produce and East Anglian Ales. Grab a taste of local favourites such as the Brancaster Crab, locally smoked salmon and not forgetting a traditional Sunday Roast.
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Written by Clara Baillie-Lane