The Broads National Park is home to many beautiful towns to enjoy, as well as the ‘capital of Norfolk’, Norwich. Soak in the beauty and atmosphere of these towns and city on a 7-night cruise! This town and city route is great for taking in the great sights of the local areas.
7-Night Town and City Route
Cruise through Barton Broad and down along the River Ant. Choose between the beautiful and historic How Hill or lovely Ludham bridge for your first night. Perhaps grab some food at the naturally dog-friendly Dog Inn in Ludham, refurbished in 2016 and serving traditional pub fare in a traditional Broads pub setting!
Make your way down the River Bure and arrive at Great Yarmouth in 4 hours. Moor overnight at Great Yarmouth yacht station and explore the lively seaside town, with markets on Saturdays and Wednesday and a whole host of attractions to visit, from the Hippodrome Circus to Pleasure Beach on the seafront, don’t miss this lovely town!
If safe, try to cross Breydon Water early in the morning (check the tide times here) and cruise up the Yare towards Norwich yacht station. A longer journey at 5 3/4 hours, this is perfect for taking in the stunning scenery and beauty of the southern Broads. A busy and historic city, as well as a Top 10 shopping destination, Norwich is one not to be missed!
Return four hours east and cruise to the peaceful village of Reedham. Either stop at the Ferry Inn, or cruise further down-stream to stop at Reedham Quay where you have the choice of the Lord Nelson pub or The Ship!
Cruise for four hours back across Breydon Water (again, taking tide times into consideration) and up the River Bure to moor at Acle Bridge. A short walk to the main village, you’ll find several takeaways, shops, pubs and cafes to choose from, whether you want to stock up on supplies for the boat or enjoy a pub meal out, you have lots of options in Acle.
A 3 1/4 journey along the River Bure will take you to Wroxham, the “capital of the Broads”, and Hoveton. Moor at the hire boatyards or use the public moorings on the Coltishall side of Wroxham Bridge. You must use the bridge pilot at Wroxham – find out more information about bridge pilots here. The famous Roys’ stores are in Hoveton, selling a variety of items from the department store to the children’s shop and lots inbetween.
Head back to How Hill or Ludham – maybe pick whichever one you didn’t on your first night! – which will take around 3 hours. This will put you in a good position to cruise back to Richardson’s Stalham boatyard in the morning for a 9:00am drop-off.
See our family route here.