A busy place at any time of the year
because this is the starting place for river trips of both short and
long duration and where many 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 to a number of hours.
Attractive properties young and old line both banks, many of which are available as holiday lets. 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 stoping 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.
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