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Acle is an attractive small market town located on the River Bure, in some of Norfolk’s most beautiful and important wetland countryside. It lies between Norwich and the popular holiday resort of Great Yarmouth. The name means a clearing in an oak forest.
The town has a good selection of shops, pubs, hotels and boatyards. Market days are held on the second Saturday each month.
Acle Photographer Gallery
Broads boats moored on the River Bure.
Built in 1997 the modern Acle bridge shown above is the only bridge crossing the River Bure between Wroxham village and Great Yarmouth. Below are some images of the River Bure from Acle Bridge.
River Bure from the bridge
Boats on the River Bure from the bridge.
The town is also an ideal base from where you can hire a boat. From here you can navigate the network of The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads. I love watching the reflections of the boats in the water on a sunny day.
Boats reflected in the River Bure.
The green at the centre is the site of the town sign.
The town green is also the site of the Jubilee Memorial (shown below), erected to commemorate the Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887.
Each face of the memorial shows the distance between nearby places including Norwich and Great Yarmouth.
The memorial also commemorates Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee and the Acle bypass that opened in 1989.
If you are looking for a nice place to eat and drink I can highly recommend The Bridge Inn located by Acle Bridge shown below. This is a building with a thatched roof typical of the Broadland area. Reed and sedge grow in the Broads. Reed is thatch and sedge caps and seal the roof top.
If you are visiting The Broads I highly recommend a visit to the boardwalk at Barton Broad.