The Town of Coltishall in Norfolk
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
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
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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