Autumn breaks at The Norfolk Mead
Autumn breaks at The Norfolk Mead

Exploring Norfolk: Must-Visit Local Attractions During Your Stay at The Norfolk Mead

20 October 2023

Nestled in the heart of Norfolk, The Norfolk Mead in Coltishall offers a charming retreat that is rich in history and surrounded by natural beauty. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, history buff, or simply seeking a peaceful escape, Norfolk has a wealth of attractions and activities to offer. Here are some travel tips and must-visit local attractions to make the most of your stay with us at The Norfolk Mead.

The Norfolk Broads: Discover Nature's Wonderland
The Norfolk Broads, a unique and protected network of waterways, is a must-visit destination for nature lovers. Take a boat trip along the serene water routes to witness picturesque landscapes, diverse wildlife, and tranquil waterside villages. Exploring the Broads is an opportunity to connect with nature and unwind in a peaceful setting. 

Historic Norwich: A City of Stories
The city of Norwich, just a short drive from Coltishall, is a treasure trove of history and culture. Visit the historic Norwich Cathedral, a marvel of medieval architecture, and explore the charming cobbled streets of Elm Hill. Don't forget to browse the market stalls at Norwich Market which is one of the largest and oldest open-air markets in England.

Norfolk's Beautiful Beaches
Norfolk boasts a stunning coastline with numerous beautiful beaches. From the popular Gorleston Beach to the more secluded Winterton-on-Sea, you'll find a variety of sandy shores to relax and enjoy the fresh sea breeze. The seaside towns of Great Yarmouth and Cromer are also worth a visit for traditional amusements and delicious seafood.

Blicking Estate
Step back in time with a visit to Blickling Hall, a magnificent Jacobean mansion surrounded by extensive gardens and parkland. Explore the stunning house and its remarkable library, gardens, and the picturesque lake. It's a glimpse into the grandeur of Norfolk's past.

Bure Valley Railway
Embark on a delightful journey on the Bure Valley Railway, a narrow-gauge steam railway that winds through the Bure Valley. The route offers picturesque views of the countryside, and you can hop off to explore charming villages along the way.

Wildlife Encounters
For birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts, RSPB Titchwell Marsh is a paradise. This coastal reserve is home to a wide variety of bird species, and you can explore the reedbeds, saltmarsh, and beaches while spotting everything from avocets to marsh harriers.

Fine Dining at The Norfolk Mead
Of course, your stay at The Norfolk Mead isn't complete without savouring the culinary delights offered by our very own restaurant. Enjoy locally sourced ingredients transformed into mouth-watering dishes, all while basking in the historic ambiance of the hotel.

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