The Towns of Wroxham and Hoveton in Norfolk
Divided by the River Bure in the heart of
Broadland are the towns of Wroxham and Hoveton. The village on the
left bank of the river is Hoveton and on the right is Wroxham, but over
time they have both become merged and generally go under the heading of
Wroxham. A busy place at any time of the year as this is a starting
place for river trips of both short and long duration where most boating
holidays begin and have done since the late 1800s. Here you can catch any
number of boat tours of the broads that last from thirty minutes all the
way up to one hour.
Attractive properties young and old line both banks. The towns have a good
range of shops including 'Roy's' which claims to be the 'largest village
store in the country' and is open seven days a week. Wroxham and Hoveton
are served by rail links from Norwich. It is also home to the Bure Valley
Railway a (15 inch gauge) that runs from here to Aylsham, passing through
9 miles of glorious countryside and stops at three smaller stations -
Brampton - Buxton and Coltishall.
Regattas and boating events take place during
the summer months. Other attractions include Hoveton Hall Gardens -
ten acres of formal and informal gardens to enjoy throughout the seasons.
The gardens are interlaced with streams that lead to a lake and offer a
number of enjoyable walks. Facilities include traditional tea-rooms and
Barton House Miniature Railway - two
railways and steam rides in gardens on the edge of the River Bure.
Wroxham Barns - a delightful collection of beautifully restored 18th
century barns set in 10 acres of countryside and housing a community of
crafts people, there is also a junior farm with lots of hands on
activities a traditional family fair and tearoom.
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