Norfolk Broads Quick Facts & Figures

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The Broads are located in the East of England in the counties of Suffolk and Norfolk, prominent settlements in the area include Beccles, Bungay and Lowesoft in Suffolk and Great Yarmouth, Brundall, Wroxham, Ludham and Stalham in Norfolk. Located in the East of England region, the region is famous for its waterways and is the largest protected wetland in Britain. The shallow lakes (broads), fens, marshes and rivers combine to make the area a unique one and a firm favourite among riverboat enthusiasts. The Broads enjoy a relaxed pace of life compared to many other areas in the UK offering visitors a great place to enjoy a relaxing break.

The Broads are among the most famous attractions in the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, the unique wetlands environment supports a wide range of animals and plants. Around the Broads the county of Norfolk includes miles of scenic coastline and beaches, charming small towns and villages full of character and plenty of open spaces allowing visitors to get away from it all and enjoy the best of the scenic countryside. Local attractions & places of interest include the famous waterways and broads including the navigable waterways and a number of historic attractions, churches, beaches, gardens, windmills and arts venues offering visitors plenty of places of interest.

The area is host to a number of local festivals, shows, fairs and concerts throughout the year

The Broads Quick Facts

Population: 6,400

Region: East of England

Area total: 303 sq km located in north Suffolk and East Norfolk

Rivers: There are 6 rivers; Ant, Bure, Chet, Thurne, Waveney and Yare and 63 broads (shallow lakes).

Languages: English

Dialling Code: 01603 (Norwich), 01502 (Beccles), 01493 (Great Yarmouth).

Postcode Area NR (Norwich), NR34 (Beccles), NR29-31 (Great Yarmouth).

Closest Airports: Norwich Airport.

Local Food: Norfolk Turkey Breast with Asparagus, Hot English Mustard, Artisan Cheeses and locally brewed beers and wines.

Nearest Towns & Cities: Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Beccles, Brundall, Bungay, Claxton, Dilham, Fritton, Horsey, Loddon, Lowestoft and Ludham.

Famous Attractions: Barton House Railway, Broadland Boat Train, Fritton Lake Country World, Whitlingham Country Park, Blickling Hall, Bungay Castle, Burgh Castle, Berney Arms Windmill and Horsey Windpump.

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