The Towns of Wroxham and Hoveton in Norfolk

Picture (c) by John Ashley Photography

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 plant sales.

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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