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Destination guide

Fun and excitement near Norfolk holiday lettings

Nights wrapped up warm next to a crackling fire mingle with days wandering wide and empty beaches, while the North Sea roars, in Norfolk. Cut through by The Broads – wiggling waterways and lakes where creaking windmills meet rustic farms – and fringed with some of the UK's most celebrated sands, it's hardly a surprise that Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are always just around the corner in these parts. Castles, cathedrals and heritage homes bolster the lot, making Norfolk holiday rentals a real treat for loads of types of travellers.

Things to do

Attractions near your Norfolk holiday rental

Norfolk certainly isn't short of museums. The creak of fishing skiffs returns to Great Yarmouth thanks to the evocative displays of the Time and Tide Museum. Go there to unravel tales of herring smoking and seafaring. Back in Norwich city, the Norwich Castle Museum has spine-tingling dungeon tours and displays of Norman swords from centuries gone by. There's also the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, a whirling mass of WWII tech. Or, there are the regal rooms and gardens of Sandringham House – great for those sunny summer outings.

Activities

What to do near Norfolk holiday homes

Norfolk's a playground for wildlife. Strolling atop the salt-washed sandbanks of Blakeney Point, you'll spot basking seals and their young pups. Wading the Cley Marshes is a chance to see avocets and cranes and terns flitting above the reeds. Meanwhile, Norfolk holiday rentals in The Broads promise a bucolic base amid barn owls and rare dragonflies and more. Just be sure to pack the walking boots and wellies, because you'll need to hit the countryside for that lot.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Norfolk holiday homes

Norfolk locals will wax lyrical about just how handsome their humble county looks when the spring and summer swing around. Blooming wildflowers line The Broads and the beaches of the heritage coast start to bustle with life. It's hardly a surprise that coincides with the most popular period for travellers. To join them, look to book your Norfolk holiday rentals between May and August. Visits in autumn and winter promise something altogether different – think wild cliff walks and cosy cottage stays, with crackling fires, between October and March.

Natural features

Water abounds in Norfolk

It's often said that Norfolk is half in the sea and half out of it. It can certainly seem that way as you move between the beaches and the countryside – water is everywhere. Just take the beautiful Broads, a mass of lakes and ponds and wetlands running for miles before it meets the coast. It's a hotspot for birders and picnickers from spring to September. Back on the seashore and the acclaimed Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty spreads over more than 270 square miles, its hiking trails passing seal grazing grounds and long lengths of sandy beach.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Norfolk

Fly into Norwich (NWI-Norwich Intl.), the closest airport, located 13.9 mi (22.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Cambridge (CBG), which is 45.6 mi (73.5 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Mid-Norfolk Railway Dereham, Wymondham Station and Spooner Row Station are the main stations in the city.

Family friendly

Family-friendly attractions near Norfolk holiday homes

Kids will love the variety of fun-filled attractions in Norfolk. Family-friendly holiday homes are available near places like Pleasure Beach, a family fun park with a beach, thrill rides, kiddie rides and activities, and the Banham Zoo, a zoo with thousands of animals, barnyard feedings and aerial treks. You can also visit the Bure Valley Railway, a rural steam railway with scenic rides and cultural events.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Norfolk holiday lettings

Norfolk offers an array of romantic locations to explore on a couple’s retreat. Holiday homes are available near places like the Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, a hilltop Norman site with collections of archaeology, fine art and natural history, and the Blickling Estate, a grand Jacobean house with painted ceilings and ornamental gardens. You could also explore Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, an opulent country home with lavish furnishings, woodlands and a lake.

How many holiday rentals are available around Norfolk (county)?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,782 holiday lettings around Norfolk (county). From 5 cottages to 5 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.