The Village of Neatishead in Norfolk

Neatishead Norfolk Holidays

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 nearby Horning.

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 Trust.

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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