A bijou Norfolk road trip to say the least
I feel a little bit of a fraud calling this a road trip. In my mind, a road trip is something of epic proportions, but then I suppose that would be an ‘Epic Road Trip’.
This Norfolk road trip was four nights, so not too grand, but it did have some epic moments.
The beach at Great Yarmouth
So from our home in the south east of the UK, we joined the dreaded London orbital, the M25 and headed north, starting with the pinch-point of the Dartford Crossing.
All of this is very familiar territory for me. Experience determined a delayed start, avoid the rush-hour(s). Our first overnight stop was to be Norwich.
But we had plans before that.
Our Norfolk road trip inspiration was clear
The Landscape - the 'Broads', the beaches and coastline to name but a few.
History & Culture - What did Norfolk have to offer?
The architecture - The Cathedral, the castle & the Royal Arcade.
& Food & Drink - Cromer Crab, Fish 'n' Chips and a drop or two of the local brews.
The Britannia Pier, Great Yarmouth
From the Norfolk coast to the City of Norwich
One of the many things the county of Norfolk is known for is the Broads. For those that don’t know the Broads National park, it’s an area of mainly historical human-made waterways, created by flooding peat workings. Today it is an area of outstanding national beauty. It’s best explored by boat, on foot or by bike.
So that’s a whole new adventure, and when planning this one, we knew we had to leave out. We could not do it justice.
The Maids Head Hotel
So, the road trip route from Great Yarmouth to Norwich touched on the Broads as we travelled along the A47, before arriving at Norfolk's county town. The distance is only 22miles/35 km, so takes no time at all before we arrive at the Maids Head Hotel.
With the car parked up, we set out to explore the Heart of Norfolk.
The Adam & Eve Pub, Norwich
St. Peter Hungate, Norwich
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On to the Gem of the Norfolk coast
Wroxham on the Norfolk Broads
Mundesley Beach, North Norfolk Coastline
Cromer Pier, Norfolk
Fish 'n' Chips at No1 Cromer
Interested in the coast around England?
We have a new little book on our shelves that we delve into when we're heading to the coast.
Packed full of historical facts, and broken down into the different counties of England. It tells tales of the history of the shoreline that surrounds our country.
Available in Kindle & Hardback editions, it's an excellent addition to anyone's collection who loves the English seaside.
But that was not all for the Norfolk road trip itinerary
Purfleet Quay and the Customs House, King's Lynn
The view of Sandringham house from the grounds
If you're intrigued by Norfolk, a UK county with an interesting past, then why not check out "The Little Book of Norfolk". Full of facts and obscure information. It's a fun read on the region.
You can pick it up for your Kindle or in good old hardcover. (Depending on region)
Our Norfolk road trip itinerary
Visited Norfolk, tried the North Norfolk Coastal Route? Or are you from Norfolk? It's a great county, isn't it?
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