The Village of Neatishead in Norfolk
A visitors guide to the rambling Broadland
village of Neatishead set deep within the Norfolk Broads. Here you will
find the rural Norfolk Broads right on you doorstep with all the
enjoyments of boating and fishing activities. The Broads are a natural
spectacle of interconnected waterways and lakes that have been a popular
destination since the Victorians "discovered" the pleasures of sailing
their waterways in the late 19th century.
Barton Broad at Neatishead is owned by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, a haven
for both wildlife and holiday makers. There is a lovely board walk that
leads out to a viewing platform and the open waters of Barton Broad with
parking available for those with disabilities at Heron's Carr. The
boardwalk is easily accessible for wheelchair users. The other car park is
some distance from the Broad, but on a dry day its an enjoyable walk
through rolling countryside.
There are many varieties of boat trips or boats that you can hire yourself
around this area. For an extensive range of boats from rowing boats
to cruisers then visit the nearby larger town of Wroxham
under 2 miles away. Other nearby water activities are a trip on the
Mississippi River Boat a double decker paddle steamer which is based at
Discover the vast amounts of windmills, churches and country houses that
Norfolk has to offer, or enjoy the traditional riverside pubs!
Neatishead has a local shop, pub and a restaurant, which serves a variety
of traditional, freshly prepared dishes cooked with a modern twist.
A visit to the award winning RAF Air Defence
Radar Museum at Neatishead is both informative and entertaining. The
Museum is housed in the original 1942 Radar Operations building, and has
many exhibit rooms which include: Battle of Britain, 1942 Ground
Controlled Interception, Radar Engineering, Military Communications
Systems, Cold War Operations Room, Royal Observer Corps, Space Defence,
Bloodhound Missiles, Original Mobile Radar Vehicles. The museum also gives
guided tours which last around 2 hours.
Alderfen Broad another nature reserve and
haven for many species of wild fowl is a little off the beaten track in a
side valley of the River Ant owned and managed by the Norfolk Wildlife
For a larger range of shops try Roys at Wroxham with its food hall, deli
and department store. The village of Neatishead is about 7 miles from the
coast and 10 miles from the historic city of Norwich
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