Anchor & Riverside Cottages viewed from the garden of the King's Head opposite' Looking towards Anchor & Riverside Cottages (white fences) from the village' Hire boat passing Anchor & Riverside Cottages heading upstream towards Coltishall' Anchor & Riverside Cottages (white fences) situated close to the centre of Wroxham, 'Capital of the Norfolk Broads' River scene from cottage terraces with constantly changing views of boats and wildlife Grebe visiting our cottage moorings - there are always plenty of visitors to feed! Looking towards the cottages from across the river from the moorings opposite Anchor Cottage riverside lounge with direct main river views Riverside Cottage waterside decking - perfect for relaxing, fishing or watching the boats Family of geese visiting the cottages in search of a free meal Wroxham dayboat hire within two minutes walk from the cottages - can be moored alongside your cottage Take a scenic boat trip along the Broads starting from right next to the Cottages Anchor Cottage riverside decking - perfect for lazing by the river Dayboats can be moored directly alongside your cottage for the duration of your holiday Each Cottage has a luxury shower room with walk-in double shower Riverside Cottage decking and moorings Each cottage kitchen is well equipped with ceramic hob, fan assisted oven, microwave, dishwasher & toaster

Wroxham & The Norfolk Broads


Google Earth View Of Wroxham Cottages. Click To Enlarge

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Wroxham Day Boat Hire

Local Canoe & Bike Hire

17th C. Wroxham Bridge

Traditional Norfolk Sailing
Bure Valley Railway
Bure Valley Railway
Bewilderwood
Bewilderwood Adventures
Dinosaur Adventure Park
Dinosaur Adventure Park

Dragon Hall, Norwich

Bressingham Gardens
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens

Thursford Collection

Sandringham House
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TV presenter Nicholas Crane welcomes you to the Norfolk Broads. Click to view.

 
   
 
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The area of Wroxham is actually made up of two Broads villages - Wroxham and Hoveton, separated by the famous 17th Century low bridge spanning the River Bure. Wroxham is today often referred to as the 'Capital of the Norfolk Broads' and is an ideal location to stay with numerous waterside and local places to eat and drink within a short two minute walk of your cottage. Click here to dowload a list of places to eat and drink locally in Wroxham and throughout the Norfolk Broads (list of places to eat & drink is a pdf file & requires Abobe Acrobat Reader to be installed on your computer)

For a detailed map of Wroxham and a list of all of the local ammenities including shops, pubs, restauants, public sliways for boat launching, doctors surgeries, laundrette, boatyards (local boat hire), fishing tackle suppliers, swimming pools, churches, cycle hire, taxis etc please click here (1.7Mb Adobe pdf file)

Wroxham was the home of the hire-boat industry back in the Victorian times and the town still retains much of the elegance and charm from this period as well as still being one of the main centres of boating on the Norfolk Broads. If you would like to enjoy Wroxham and the surrounding Broads by water it is easy to hire a boat by the hour, half day, day or longer - all located within two minutes walk from your cottage. A short boat trip will take you to Wroxham Broad where it is possible to watch beautiful traditional Norfolk yachts racing, many dating back to the mid 1900's.

In the town itself is located 'Roys of Wroxham', which claims to be the 'largest village store in the country'. Offering all of the shopping delights of a large department store combined with a supermarket, there is a good choice of local produce on sale, making a welcome change from the normal large chain stores.

Exploring a little further afield, the sandy Norfolk beaches are easily accessible within a 15 minute drive or you can enjoy the shopping delights and tourist attractions offered by Norfolk's historic city of Norwich.

For further information, you can also contact the Wroxham Tourist Information Offfice, Station Road, Wroxham - Telephone 01603 782281 (Open Easter to October).

 


Things to See & Do Locally

Canoe & Cycle Hire -

Located within 100 metres of your holiday cottage is "The Canoe Man", offering both canoe and cycle hire. You can choose to hire a canoe and explore the local rivers or choose one of the fascinating guided canoe trails for those wishing to experience the outstanding beauty of different areas of the Broads in company with others and with the benefit of an experienced guide to make the most of your experience

Wroxham Broad - Sailing or watching the boats. Hire a boat from Wroxham town centre (two minutes walk away from the cottages), its the only way to see the broads!

Bure Valley Railway - Opened in 1990, the Bure Valley Railway offers an 18 mile round trip through picturesque countryside which is as varied, interesting and beautiful as any to be found on a railway journey in England. Norfolk's longest fifteen inch gauge line runs between the ancient market town of Aylsham and Wroxham, the 'Capital of the Norfolk Broads'. There are also intermediate stations at Brampton, Buxton and Coltishall. You May join or alight from the trains at any station. See website for timetable & further details.

Bewilderwood - 50 acres of wild, imaginative, outdoor adventure. Treehouses, zip wires, jungle bridges, Crocklebogs, boat trips, marsh walks and great organic food. Located on the A1062 between Wroxham and Horning. See website for opening times and full details

Dinosaur Adventure Park - A day of discovery, adventure and fun. Dinosaur Trail and Track T-Rex; adventure play areas, secret animal garden, new Xtinction and more. See website for details

Woodbastwick - Thatched houses and the Woodlands Brewery, do you need another excuse to visit ?

Wroxham Barns Craft Centre - Craft workshops, children's Fun Fair and Junior Farm, set in parkland 1½ miles north of Wroxham Bridge. Open: daily 10-5.  See website for full details

Hoveton Hall Gardens - 1 mile north of Wroxham. Beautiful woodland and walled gardens, including woodland and lakeside walks. Open: Easter Sun-early Sept, Wed, Fri, Sun and bank holiday Mondays (also Thurs in May and June) 10.30-5.  See website for full details

Dragon Hall - Discover 100 years of Norwich history in this unique, recently restored medieval trading hall on King Street, Norwich. With breathtaking timber-framed roof and carved dragon. See website for details

Short Break Boat Hire - Why not extend your stay by spending a few days afloat. Waterways Holidays offer short breaks and weeks throughout the Norfolk Broads. See website to check availability

Fishing - Anchor and Riverside Cottages offer fishing directly from your own back garden terrace and mooring. The coarse fishing season runs from 16 June to 14 March. Please see our fishing page for more details. Wroxham Angling Bait & Tackle shop (Tel: 01603 782453) can be found on Station Road, Wroxham opposite the Tourist Information.

Cycle Hire - The Norfolk Broads Cycling Centre between Hoveton and Horning on the A1062 at Bewilderwood, the new woodland adventure park, you can hire quality bikes and tandems to explore the local area. See website for details

Slightly further afield....

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park, Reedham - Rides galore for children, family entertainment, exotic and domestic animals and birds to see as well as animals to feed and pet. See website for full details

New Pleasurewood Hills, Lowestoft - Family Fun Park and Miniature Railway near Lowestoft - for opening times telephone (01502) 586000. See website for full details

Bressingham Steam & Gardens - Bressingham has something for everyone! Enjoy the sounds and smells of steam trains. Walk and relax in 12 acres of glorious gardens. Visit the Dad's Army National Collection with Walmington-on-Sea Church, Jones' Butchers Shop and Mainwairing's Office. See website for details

Beeston Hall - Open April 19th - 13th September, Fri, Sun, Bank Holiday Mondays (also Weds in August) 2 - 5.30 pm. Georgian country house in flint faced "Gothic" style with classical interiors, Tea room in orangery, wine cellars, art gallery and woodland walk. Tel: 01692 630771

Norwich Cathedral - The nearby City of Norwich offers the splendid Romanesque Norfolk Cathedral dating back over 1000 years. It has the second highest spire and largest monastic cloisters in England and guided tours are available from June to October. See website for further details

City of Norwich Aviation Museum - Close to Norwich City in Horsham St Faith, can be found the Aviation Museum. Located some 5 miles from Wroxham, the Museum features many historic aircraft including the massive Vulcan Bomber plus many aircraft which flew in the past from the numerous Norfolk airfields. See website for details.

The Inspire Discovery Centre - East Anglia's science centre and exhibition offering over 40 hands-on exhibits. See website for details

Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery - Containing a superb collection of Fine and Decorative Art, plus Archeology, Natural History and Geology displays. You can also visit the Castle battlements and dungeons to discover past secrets. See website for details

Blickling Hall - Magnificent Jacobean house with garden and park. Famed for its long gallery, fine tapestries, paintings and rare books. Parkland and lakeside walks, with a sunken garden to discover. Reputedly home to the headless ghost of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second queen. See website for details

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens - Find rare tigers, huge crocodiles, noisy gibbons and more exciting animals in he grounds of Thrigby Hall. Open daily from 10:00am. See website for details

Horsey Windpump - Restored five-storey drainage windpump. Striking views across the Norfolk Broads and to the coast . An internationally important estate for wildlife and a premier bird watching area. See website for details

Great Yarmouth Racecourse - In addition to regular race meetings, the course also hosts a wide range of public events including antique fayres, craft fayres and music concerts. See website for details

The Norfolk Nelson Museum - As we commemorate the 200th anniversary of Nelson’s State Heraldic Funeral, the Norfolk Nelson Museum seeks to help us to understand Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson and the times in which he lived. See website for details

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre - Come face to face with all kinds of sea creatures; from sharks to stingrays, otters to octopus and tropical fish to turtles. See website for details

Somerleyton House - Somerleyton Hall was originally a Jacobean manor but was remodelled in 1844, transforming it into the fine example of an early Victorian Hall in the Anglo-Italian style that we see today. See website for details

Thursford Collection - Thursford takes you back in time to a traditional old fashioned fairground. Fairground rides, Wurlitzer organ and silent movie show plus Dickensian shops. See website for details

Sandringham House - Country retreat of HM the Queen, set in 60 acres of glorious gardens. Fascinating museum, gift shop, restaurants and country park. See website for details

Other websites of interest

Norfolk Broads Authority -
The authority responsible for the management, planning and tourism on the Broads

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