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Explore thriving towns and peaceful countryside

Broadland has a wonderful mix of landscapes, wildlife and attractions. There are picturesque villages where you can sit down and observe the birds and bustling market towns with thriving shops, pubs and eateries.

The big skies and sparkling landscape of marshland fields, feathery reeds and tangled woodlands are a perfect canvas for adventure and relaxation - time to reflect, space to explore, a magical opportunity to enjoy a fabulous break. The Broads, a National Park, offers visitors an experience unlike any other, both on its rivers and lakes, and alongside them, on peaceful paths and cycle ways.

Without doubt, the best way to discover the Broads is by boat. Going afloat can offer a real adventure, with hidden places, perfect fishing spots and close encounters with wildlife at every turn. There are plenty of places along the meandering waterways for you to moor up and hop out to explore pretty villages and market towns, or to stop at a welcoming pub.

Map of the BroadsThe Broads offers 125 miles of easily-navigable, lock-free boating.

Norfolk Broads - Britain's Magical Waterland

The UK's largest nationally protected wetland, the Broads are a fragile wetland of international importance, with rare wildlife such as the huge swallowtail butterfly, the booming bittern, frolicking otters and beautiful white water lilies.

If you want to taste the exhilaration of being afloat, the Broads offers boating and sailing holidays, as well as river cruises, sailing and motor boats, canoeing, rowing and wildlife boat trips for memorable days out. Wear a life-jacket or buoyancy aid when you are on deck, getting on and off or tying up your boat.

More information at Broads Tourism.

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