The Town of Coltishall in Norfolk

Coltishall Norfolk Holidays

A visitors guide to the Broadland village of Coltishall, located with the Norfolk Broads National Park. Set on the banks of the River Bure is the pretty village of Coltishall, which claims the title of gateway to Broadland.

In days gone by Norfolk Wherries used to ply their trade on the waters around Coltishall, nowadays it is more likely that you will see a pleasure craft, plying these waters. The River Bure connects the Broads waterway system with over two hundred miles of waterways.

Motor launches are available for hire by the hour from the nearby towns of Hoveton and Wroxham or you can cruise the waters with the Mississippi River Boat which can be found at nearby Horning. There is a lovely riverside walk on the narrower section of the River Bure all the way up to Buxton and Lamas.

The village has a small range of shops and a number of pubs/inns for refreshments and restaurants for meals.  The medieval city of Norwich is under eight miles away, with its cathedral, castle, famous open air market, modern shopping facilities, theatres and museums.

At Coltishall you can catch Norfolk's longest fifteen inch gauge railway line the Bure Valley Railway, which runs between the ancient market town of Aylsham and Wroxham, the 'Capital of the Norfolk Broads'. Serving the villages of Brampton, Buxton and Coltishall.

The village of Coltishall is a good base from which to explore the many Broadland beauty spots. The Norfolk Broads has over 200 miles of beautiful inland waterways, many riverside villages and offers a wide spectrum of recreational pursuits; sailing, fishing, walking and bird watching.

A few miles outside the village is where the Coltishall RAF station used to be located, from where during the Second World War Douglas Bader commanded the 242 squadron. 

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