Weekend breaks in Norfolk

The beautiful county of Norfolk is an ever popular tourist destination and for good reason. With its many seaside resorts, some of the best beaches in the UK, and the renowned Norfolk Broads a visit to Norfolk makes for the ideal laid back weekend break. As well as enjoying the quaint villages and historical towns in the county, the broads make Norfolk the ideal location for a boating holiday with over a hundred miles of calm waterways to explore. With so much to see and do Norfolk is the perfect place to visit if your idea of a great short break is to relax, unwind and soak up the atmosphere of an idyllic and unspoilt part of the UK.

Many of Norfolk’s most popular attractions are its areas of natural beauty. The aforementioned Norfolk Broads are one of the county’s biggest tourist draws, especially in the summer months, with thousands of boats and cruisers available for hire. With a substantial coastline Norfolk is also home to many beaches, bays and coves – some providing traditional seaside entertainment and others relatively untouched if you prefer something quieter. A multitude of nature reserves and national parks makes Norfolk a great place for nature lovers. The rural areas of Norfolk are scattered with traditional towns and villages perfect for a peaceful day out with a wide variety of pubs and restaurants to choose from.

Norfolk also has larger towns and cities if you are looking for something a bit more lively. Norwich is Norfolk’s big city, a old city steeped in history, with a wide range of amazing architecture including the medieval Norwich Cathedral and the 12th century castle. There is also wide choice of museums, theatres and festivals, with the usual tourist requirements of dining and shopping well catered for. On the coast is the well known resort of Great Yarmouth – a traditional British seaside town. Featuring a a large beach and two promenades, the town makes for a great family day out in the summer. Beyond the busiest areas there are also some lovely smaller towns which can make fantastic places to stay for a short break in Norfolk. In the south, Wymondham is a quaint town with many beautifully preserved and restored medieval buildings. Reepham and Aylesham are traditional market towns combining the rural charm of Norfolk with all the amenities you need for a short break close at hand.

Accommodation in Norfolk is varied with a massive selection to choose from depending on what kind of break you are after. Large hotels in Norwich, seaside guest houses, rural cottages or even staying aboard a boat on the broads, you are spoilt for choice with where to stay during your weekend break. Norfolk is a perfect venue for a relaxed summer break and if you want to get away from the bustle of the city, this is the place to visit.