Village life

Out & about

Stalham

The nearest town to the campsite, Stalham is five miles away and is a typical North Norfolk town, with a High Street containing a range of shops and other facilities. A small market operates on Tuesdays and there is a farmers market on alternative Saturdays.

It also hosts the Museum of the Broads on Stalham Staithe. It aims to bring the history of the Broads alive for locals and visitors to Norfolk’ and is open to the public throughout the summer.

Stalham Firehouse Museum

Wroxham

Wroxham is known as the capital of the Norfolk Broads, and it is where boating holidays started in the late 1800s. The village centre is beside the river Bure and Wroxham Bridge, and is a bustling community of holiday makers and local people. There is a variety of riverside bars, café, restaurants and fish and chip shops but the most famous is Roys of Wroxham, probably the largest village store in the world. The food hall is super, stocking all manner or local fresh produce. It is open seven days a week, and even has a McDonalds in store as well as a cafeteria of its own.

Aylsham

Aylsham is a historic market town and civil parish on the River Bure, only 9.3 miles north of Norwich. The town is very close to the large estate at Blickling, and it is essential to ‘do both’ on the same day. Biddy’s is a lovely vintage-inspired tea room in the marketplace, serving over 50 different blends of tea! There is also an artisan bakers, chocolatier’s, antique and many gift shops. The Black Boys is a great pub and restaurant here too.

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