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Norfolk Broads Information

Information and advice about the Norfolk Broads National Park

The Norfolk Broads is one of the most popular destinations for UK boating and cottage holidays and it’s not difficult to see why. With great food, exciting attractions and stunning scenery, it’s no surprise that Brits come back year after year. We’ve put together some facts and tips about the Norfolk Broads to help you get the best out of your next Broads holiday.


The Norfolk Broads

Learn the history of the Norfolk Broads

The Norfolk Broads haven’t always been part of the Norfolk landscape, learn about how the Broads came to be the Broads National Park.

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The Norfolk Broads

Fishing on the Broads

Enjoy the peace of Broads fishing

There are some great locations across the Broads for fishing and a good variety of fish. Read our advice about fishing on the Broads.

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Broads Fishing

Norfolk Broads Walks

Some of the best views of the Broads

We’re lucky to have some picturesque Broads walking trails in Norfolk, some accessible only by boat and many are accessible to all.

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Broads Walks

Cycling on the Broads

Explore the Broads by bicycle

Hiring a bike on the Norfolk Broads is a great way to get around and enjoy some quality time. Read our advice on cycle hire on the Broads.

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Norfolk Broads Cycling

Norfolk Broads Attractions

Things to see and do on the Broads

There are plenty of things to keep you entertained on the Norfolk Broads. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite attractions.

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Norfolk Broads Attractions

Norfolk Broads Wildlife

Wildlife of the Norfolk Broads

The Norfolk Broads are home to some of the rarest species in the United Kingdom. How many of the Broads Six have you spotted here?

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Wildlife on the Broads

Broads Quiz

Test your knowledge

Are you a Broads Brainiac or a Broads Beginner? Test your knowledge of the Norfolk Broads with our interactive Broads trivia quiz.

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Take the Quiz

Norfolk Broads Videos

Our videos of the Norfolk Broads

Our Norfolk Broads videos include an introduction to the Broads, a close up on Fair Commodore and the Salhouse Broads Restoration work.

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Norfolk Broads Videos

The Norfolk Broads National Park

The Norfolk Broads has been part of the family of National Parks since 1989. Although it has the National Park status, the Broads are governed by the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act 1988. The Act ensures that this beautiful collection of navigable waterways is protected, not only so that the Broads can be enjoyed by all, but also to ensure the conservation of the natural area.

Norfolk Broads Direct is committed to sustainable tourism and ensuring that we do all we can to preserve the Broads for many years to come. We have been offering Norfolk Broads holidays since 1878 and we’re proud to be able to share the Broads with so many holiday makers each year, as we have done for almost 140 years.