Travel Tuesday – Caravanning in Norfolk
Norfolk is a great destination for a family caravanning holiday at any time of year. Of course, most of us prefer the warmer months, particularly with the family, but the endless unspoilt coastline of this eastern county can offer something for walkers, birdwatchers and nature-lovers all-year round.
But it isn’t all about the dramatic and unspoilt coastline. Norfolk also offers the famous Broads National Park, of course, as well as beautiful “chocolate box” cottages and villages, fantastic nature reserves, spectacular and varied wildlife – in addition to its equally famous bustling market towns and coastal resorts.
What’s more, the caravan parks Norfolk has to offer are as good as any in the British Isles, a great one to choose is Cherry Tree Holiday Park (Mill Road, Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 9QR). So if you haven’t previously considered Norfolk for a camping or caravanning holiday, think again; the county offers a great alternative to the busier south west peninsula and offers something to suit all tastes.
The main city is, of course, historic Norwich which – from the Middle Ages until the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, was England’s second city. Today, Norwich’s ancient streets attract modern day shoppers as well as traditional street entertainers and musicians. There’s a real feel of “olde” England about this city which is home to a remarkable 1,500 historic buildings, some wonderful restaurants, bars and cafes and a really vibrant arts scene – to name but a few of its attractions.
Outside the old city, Norfolk’s most famous attraction are the “broads” a unique environment shaped over many centuries by man and nature. This water wonderland is a melange of rivers and lakes with abundant wildlife – enjoyed by boaters, walkers and cyclists alike – whilst here and there are dotted beautifully unspoilt villages and towns.
You can also find ancient medieval churches, country gardens, parks,, wind and water mills, museums and galleries. Norfolk is very special county, with some wonderful caravan parks from which to explore.