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For a range of Wroxham self catering cottages, see the rental companies featured below. They all provide a good selection of holiday properties, situated both in and around the town, ranging from river-side cottages to modern bungalows. Visit the sites for the most up-to-date news about the numbers available as well as special offers.
Cottages 4 You
- Around 15 Wroxham cottages
and self catering holiday properties in their Norfolk and the Broads section. The majority of their properties are traditional in style and include barn conversions and renovated farmhouses. All are individually inspected and graded.
- 14 Wroxham holiday cottages
and accommodation at the time of writing from Holiday Rentals, ranging from bungalows to waterside cottages. Prices start at around £220 for week-long bookings during low-season with user reviews included for a selection of their properties.
- Another 10 Wroxham cottage properties, some of which feature booking reductions. Their holiday cottages are situated either in Wroxham or nearby and vary in size, with some able to accommodate up to 10 people.
- A small collection of cottages in Wroxham, all of which enjoy river settings. Families are welcome for all of their cottage properties but pets are only allowed for a small number. Off-peak week-long breaks cost as little as £225 for certain holiday cottages.
is set in the Norfolk Broads
next to the River Bure. Considered to be the capital of the Broads it also consists of Hoveton which is located on the opposite river bank.
As boating holidays became popular during the 19th century, Wroxham flourished.The town's location made it an ideal base for pleasure-seekers looking to explore the the waterways of the Norfolk Broads, and it began to attract visitors from all over the country. It's still a popular location today and is considered to be one of the main tourist centres
in the region.
Wroxham has a good selection of shops including one that claims to be the biggest village store in the UK. There's also a wide range of restaurants, riverside pubs and teahouses. Notable attractions include Hoveton Hall Gardens
, which offers a picturesque, tranquil retreat and consists of 15 acres of parkland. Hoveton Barns craft centre is also worth visiting and has a selection of studios that produce clothes, pottery and stained glass.
The Bure Valley Railway
runs through Wroxham and provides a scenic 18 mile round trip, through the meadows and fields of the Broads National Park
. It is Norfolk's longest non-standard gauge railway. If you would prefer to travel on the waterways, you'll also find a variety of boats available for hire near the town. See below for more information about the visitor attractions and places of interst in and around the Wroxham area.
Wroxham visitor attractions
Visitor attractions, activities and entertainment in and around Wroxham are included below. We've also provided links, entry prices and opening times. Scroll down for further details of shops and amenities in the town.
The craft centre, Wroxham Barns
is well-suited to families. It includes a farm featuring animals such as ponies, horses and guinea pigs. There's also a craft workshop where visitors can try their hand at pottery, wood-turning and painting. For river cruises see Barnes Brinkcraft
- they hire out a variety of boats including 12-berth barges and cruisers. A number of discounts are available - see the website for more information.
Barton House Miniature Railway
is also in the vicinity as is the Bure Valley Railway, which stops at Wroxham. Fares range between £4 and £7 for single journeys. Hoveton Hall Gardens
also offers a good day out and consists of 15 acres of formal, well-kept gardens, a number of nature trails and a 19th century manor. Admission is £2.50 for children, £5 for adults.
Food and drink
Some of the best pubs can be found in nearby Coltishall including the Kings Head
, with its fishing-themed interior and the Red Lion. The latter fuses modern and traditional British fare in a country-pub atmosphere. Food is sourced from local suppliers and includes dishes such as sardine fillets, smoked haddock and free range chicken breast.
Visitors will also find a number of good restaurants such as Traffords, on The Avenues. The menu features international cuisine and is open Monday to Sunday. The Staithe 'N' Willow
is also worth a mention and is situated in the nearby town of Horning. It serves a varied menu of home cooked food and features a popular Sunday carvery for just £7.95. Food is served 10am - 8pm.
History and Culture
St Mary's Church is one of the most important historical attractions in Wroxham and features an elaborately carved Norman entrance, impressive stained glass windows and 18th century wall monuments. See the website for more details. Norwich is only a short distance from Wroxham and has a number of major sites of interest including Norwich Castle
, which exhibits local artifacts, and the 900 year-old Norwich Cathedral
; a Norman construction that was once the biggest of its kind in Europe. Tours of the building are available three times daily, although groups should book in advance.
Supermarkets and shops
Roys of Wroxham is said to be the biggest village store in the UK and sells an extensive range of fresh food, bought from local suppliers. For emergency supplies see the nearby Coltishall which has a Boots the Chemist.