The Broads are one of England’s most picturesque and unique areas, a large area of wetlands that is Britain’s largest such protected area. Of course, most visitors come here for the excellent boating, and the Broads offer 125 miles of navigable waterway, with the bonus of no locks to have to deal with.
However, a Norfolk Broads holiday also offers much more than great boating and sailing opportunities. The area is also a great place for walking, cycling, fishing and bird watching and many people visit here in a quest to spot the rare Swallowtail Butterfly.
Although the Broads offer plenty of charming small towns and villages, several places make convenient bases for exploring the region, especially the town of Wroxham. The area is also convenient to reach by road or rail, with direct train service from London to nearby Norwich.
One of the best things about a Broads holiday is the chance to just relax and get away from it all. If you sail through the area, there are plenty of inviting riverside pubs, cafes and tea rooms. Mooring your boat for the evening and enjoying a drink overlooking the canal is surely one of the pleasures of visiting this fascinating area.