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Visiting Coltishall

This Norfolk Broads village is close to the ‘capital of the Broads’, Wroxham, and has been a noteworthy place since the beginning of the previous millennium. It has served its time as a centre of malting for 250 years, as well as having many Norfolk wherries built within it. Since 1912, Coltishall has been the limit for powered craft for the northern end of the River Bure. This article will give you tips of where to go, what to see, and where to eat when visiting Coltishall.

Mooring when Visiting Coltishall

There is lots of mooring at Coltishall Common. The moorings benefit from a large expanse of grass, great for the kids to run about on or to have a relaxing picnic.

Leisure when Visiting Coltishall

Take a strip to the church in the village, St John the Baptist, and take in the stained-glass windows and carved wooden pews. There is a Londis in Coltishall, perfect for stocking up on supplies for the boat, and some paths to take a relaxing walk through. There is also a stop for the Bure Valley Railway in the village – why not take a look at the steam train as it passes by on its 9 mile journey to and from Wroxham and Aylsham?

Eating Out when Visiting Coltishall

Primarily a place for eating, there are plenty of pubs, takeaways, restaurants and cafes to indulge in. Close to Coltishall Common is the King’s Head and Rising Sun, favourites amongst visitors to the Broads. There is also the Norfolk Mead Hotel nearby. The Recruiting Sergeant in the nearby village of Horstead is also an excelent choose, and opposite is the Farm to Fork and Fish butchery, fishmonger, and deli – great for stocking up on locally sourced food! For light bites, try A Piece of Cake in the River Rooms, on the border of Coltishall and Horstead.

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