Along the riverfront, a number of companies offer boat hire, so you can explore this unique region at your leisure. On the other side of the River Bure is the village of Hoveton, where you’ll find an excellent variety of shops, pubs and cafés.
Despite being two separate places, Wroxham and Hoveton are often referred to as ‘Wroxham’. It’s hard to wander through the village centre without noticing Roy’s, a huge department store which is a popular asset to the area.
There’s no better way to explore the broads than from the deck of a boat. Broads Tours offers river trips on its luxury cruiser, complete with live commentary and licensed bar. Alternatively, pack a picnic, hire a day boat and make your own way through some of England’s most beautiful landscapes.
Boats on the River Bure by Jim Linwood - CC BY 2.0
A short drive from Wroxham is one of the area’s best children’s attractions, Bewilderwood, an enchanting adventure park with zip wires, forests and tree-houses. There’s also a good cycle hire centre at Bewilderwood, with access to a number of good routes through the surrounding broads and villages.
“Wroxham is a relaxed town by the River Bure, in the heart of the stunning Norfolk Broads.”
Wroxham is a great place for food and drink, with many establishments serving fresh, local food. The Bridge is a popular waterside restaurant where you can enjoy locally reared meat, Lowestoft fish and Cromer crab. Another good option is The Old Mill, a stylish restaurant and bar where you can expect good coffee, breakfast and light lunches. Alternatively, try The River Kitchen, a lovely place to enjoy seasonal, locally sourced food on a terrace overlooking the river. If you’re after a well cooked breakfast which won’t break the bank, look no further than Number 14.
Wroxham is an excellent base for exploring Norfolk. The spectacular Norfolk coast, is a short drive away, dotted with pretty fishing villages and secluded coves. One of the country’s most delightful cities, Norwich, is also nearby. If you’re in the mood for exploring countless independent shops, galleries, theatres and some of the region’s finest historical architecture, Norwich is a must-see.