The Village of Stokesby in Norfolk

Stokesby Norfolk Holidays

A visitors guide to the Broadland village of Stokesby located within the Norfolk Broads National Park. It was the local squire who in 1910 convinced the authorities to build a road to Acle bridge, which effectively resulted in this village being bypassed by the main road.  This small riverside village is located on the River Bure, within the Broads National Park, which is a wetland area with fens, broads, waterways, woodlands, marshes, shallow lakes and rivers all combine to provide protected habitats for many plant and animal species.

At Stokesby there is a lovely tree lined village green with a small childrens play area, a village stores and tearooms, bike hire and an old Inn the Ferry Inn, which is located right on the riverbank. In summer months the small staithe becomes quite busy with holiday makers in their yachts and launches mooring here.  Fishing licences and bait are available locally with boat hire available two miles away. The place is surrounded  by some of the most beautiful and most important wetland countryside.

Acle village is just 2 miles down the road and has a full range of shops and local market.  Acle stands on the west edge of the marshes eight miles inland from Great Yarmouth and is a sought after place to live because of its location equally distant between Great Yarmouth and Norwich.  There is an interesting ghostly tale attached to the bridge at Acle.

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