The Broads National Park
The Broads National Park
4.5
National Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Discover dramatic landscapes, raw natural beauty and a rare quality of light. Where big, bright skies meet endless horizons and dreamlike landscapes. A place where time stands still. Real peace, open space – it’s a place unlike anywhere else... The Broads National Park.
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Skell
Douglas, UK292 contributions
Aug 2022
Hired a boat ( skipper) from broom boats and there level of service was second to none, it wasn’t overly busy but it can be a struggle finding a mooring sometimes must be a nightmare in high season, some of the pubs we ate in the food was good but the pubs themselves could do with some refurbishment. The place is beautiful and you get to see a lot of wildlife (top tip bring binoculars ) and enjoy life at a slower pace, we sailed on the southern broads this time and it was thoroughly enjoyable.
Written 10 October 2022
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Carrie C
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK70 contributions
Jul 2022
As a lover of Norfolk and a visitor of many years I was so upset to see lots of waterside pubs and shops closed now--whether post pandemic or otherwise--shortage of moorings proved a problem --and the anti social "music" partyboat an unpleasant intrusion --even in the middle of a broad mud weighted in peace party boats blasting dreadful Mama Mia after 9pm each evening--boom boom music from a lot of boaters spoiled the atmosphere --had to motor absolute miles to find any peace at all--day boaters in the main were ok but a lt were drunk ( or worse) and were like pesky flies on the water -- our boat from Herbert woods was vintage but okay but advice now would be dont expect the broads as they were--stock up food as fuel stops and pubs are reduced and expect to motor miles to get some famous broads peace -- Rangers out in force but no control was seen by myself --Broads authority when contacted admitted that things are worse with youth nuisance increased litter everywhere floating empty bottles and cans etc --wont be rushing back
Written 26 July 2022
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david n
Manchester, UK4,210 contributions
Jul 2022
- as we travelled around. In many places though, the wild flowers / grasses have grown so much that the Broads themselves are not so easy to see. the algae which has built up during the hot weather seems to be on many ponds / slow moving water as well.
Written 16 July 2022
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Colin M
Southampton, UK1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Couples
Just come back from the worst holiday I have ever been on by far! The boat was miles older than the pictures, the beds were very small, the so called bedrooms were too cramped, very smelly and poor toilet. Galley okay, but the Microwave did not work! Parts of the fridge was broken!

Now we come to the Broads! Well for starters there are far too many boats for the moorings available and where you can get one you have to moor by 2-3pm, this is after you have spent most of your day looking for one.

There are little to zero attractions, the guide highlight 'post offices' and Pubs, if you can find a pub by the water's edge, the small amount of public mooring (1 or 2)have been taken early and the rest are private high price affairs.

All in all I will never visit again, the broads authority and boat hire companies seriously need to up thier game, the Norfolk Broads are a dissapointment of a national parks and an embarrasment as a tourist attraction.

Yours

Colin
Written 9 July 2022
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Ealsie
Toronto, Canada9 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
The level of resentment shown towards tourists in here is staggering. We did not feel welcome in here. Car park spaces needs to be increased.
Written 26 June 2022
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SteveS1970
Coventry, UK7,222 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
It’s nice to travel among the river taking in what this area of the country has to offer. Some beautiful views, houses and public houses. Some of the more popular pubs get very busy, so it may be worth phoning ahead and booking a table.
Written 21 June 2022
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JenAnnie
Nottingham, UK575 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We have just visited Norfolk Broads Park on holiday. The walks are superb & the scenery amazing. The part that birders on the edge of Norfolk & Suffolk is absolutely beautiful. We have enjoyed staying here so much.
Written 4 June 2022
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magsBournemouth
bournemouth147 contributions
May 2022
We hired a boat for 2 hours so we could cruise the Broads from Wroxham into the busy part of the waterway, then back the other way to just peace and quiet. The Broads delivers what ever you are looking for. There are lovely little areas away from the hurly burly where you can sit and enjoy watching the amazing boats go by and the wildlife.
Written 30 May 2022
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Oli V
Masham, UK1 contribution
May 2022 • Family
Whilst the area is lovely and the boating quite enjoyable and relaxing, the broads is really let down by the unfriendly locals and private boat owners. It’s disappointing to see how unwelcoming they are to tourists and how much of a protectionist attitude they have, there are so many ways that they could profit from tourists , yet they chooses to be estranged instead.
Would also say the the pubs along the river are nothing special and definitely have room for improvement .
Anther issue is that morings are very limited for hire boats and a lot of space is taken up by private boats, you generally have to be parked up by 2-3pm to get a good spot . However some of the scenery is lovey and the tourists all very friendly and helpful to each other.
Written 26 May 2022
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derek a
Herstmonceux, UK4 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Just arrived after our amazing week away at the south Norfolk broads . We had the broom skipper 1 and for two people this boat was amazing ! I have to say the staff at broom boats were amazing nothing was too much trouble and I mean nothing from fixing our toilet loading our luggage taking it to the car and emptying out rubbish . If you have never done the broads you are missing out and I would totally recommend broom boats and enjoy the experience 10/10 service and a holiday we will never forget 👏🏻
Written 20 May 2022
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