Stalham is a market town in North Norfolk, just 4 miles from the coast. Situated on the Northern end of the Norfolk Broads, our main marina is located here, and this is where you will start your Broads boat hire holiday with us! The town features a high street, large Tesco, and the Museum of the Broads. In this article, you will find some helpful information if visiting Stalham whilst holidaying with us.
Short stay visitors and Richardson’s Boating Holiday customers can moor at our marina for free, space depending. Long term private mooring is available for a fee. Please enquire on 01692 668 981.
Next door to our Stalham marina is the Museum of the Broads, and is unique in being the only waterside museum of Broadland life in times gone past. With exhibitions on all things Broads, from the evolution of boat toilets or how people’s working lives shaped the landscape of the area. You can also go for a ride on the museum’s Victorian steam launch, Falcon*. There is also Stalham Firehouse Museum on High Street, featuring historic fire service items, including a handpump from Carrow Road in Norwich, similar to the one used in 1833 by Stalham Firehouse.
You could also try the famous Weavers’ Way, going all the way to Great Yarmouth, which passes through the town.
For those seeking a meal out in a restaurant with high-quality cuisine, try The Mermaid’s Slipper which comes highly recommended by its customers. Featuring traditional dishes as well as “fresh culinary ideas”, this is great for a little fine dining. The Swan on High Street is perfect for those after classic pub fare, and Oasis 2 is a delicious Indian restaurant on Upper Staithe Road with great reviews. For those after a light eat, then try Cherry Blossom Café on High Street, with delicious cakes and scones.
The town also has a great selection of takeaways, and there are plenty of shops available for stocking up for on-board food, including Truly Local who stock produce within a 35-mile radius, and a large Tesco store just 5 minutes from our marina.