Norfolk Broads Boating

Staycation in Norfolk

Staycation in Norfolk – One of Britain’s Sunniest and Best Loved Counties

Norfolk is a fantastic place to live and a great place to holiday, whether it’s at the height of summer, deep into autumn, or a Christmas break, people travel from across the country to Norfolk to enjoy the beaches, the culture and local food.

An increasing number of people are booking their removal company to live in a more rural county – for example, a DEFRA report discovered that between the years 2009 and 2011, a total of 102,000 people relocated to more rural areas. Furthermore, more and more people are opting for a staycation in Norfolk and choosing to travel within the UK rather than flying to foreign shores, this is great for the environment as it cuts down on air miles and provides a huge boost to the local economy.

Annually, Norfolk’s tourist industry is worth an impressive £2.78bn and has the best tourism offering in the UK, from the Brecks and the Broads to Norwich and North Norfolk. If you live locally but have not had the time to explore or would like an excuse for a weekend break, then look no further. Norfolk has plenty to offer:

The Brecks

Visit the Brecks to discover some of the most distinctive landscapes in the UK. The area comprises of vast forests with outstanding wildlife and is close by to the ancient town of Thetford, which is rich in history with plenty of fun activities to do to keep the whole family entertained.

Little Ouse River in Thetford

The Little Ouse River runs through Thetford town

The Norwich Lanes

Adjacent to the main city centre of Norwich, lies Norwich Lanes which is a series of alleyways made up of beautiful medieval architecture with plenty of independent shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. The pedestrianised area offers something for people of all ages day and night and you’ll be guaranteed to discover a whole new side of Norwich.

Norwich Lanes

Norwich Lanes is full of quirky independent shops full of character and charm

Holkham Beach

Visit the beautiful Norfolk beach, Holkham and discover some of the most unspoiled stretches of sand in the country. Voted ‘Best Beach in the UK’ you won’t be disappointed with the gorgeous coastline, while you enjoy a long walk in the fresh sea air.

Holkham beach sand dunes

Holkham was voted as one of the best beaches in the UK

The Broads

Rent out a boat and experience a day out or a weekend break on the Broads. As you make your way around the 43 separate broads and 6 rivers, stop off at some of Norfolk’s best pubs where you can enjoy the taste of some local Norfolk food and drink.

Boating on the Norfolk Broads

Cruise the tranquil Norfolk Broads


Spend the day in Sandringham where you can visit the beautiful Museum, House and Garden’s. As you wander round the stunning scenery you can enjoy learning about the history behind it all and really make a family day of it.

Sandringham forest

The Sandringham Estate

With staycations on the up, Norfolk is a popular holiday destination for neighbouring counties. Best Escapes, an award winning business that specialises in letting self-catering Norfolk Cottages report that one third of their customers travel from East Anglia and one third from London, meaning that the majority of holidayers travel less than two hours for their holiday, which is great for the environment. For those looking to decrease their carbon footprint, cut out air miles and reduce petrol spend, why not pay a visit to Norfolk and explore its wonderful sights and unique attractions?

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