About Hoveton and Wroxham
A bridge that spans the meandering River Bure in Norfolk, links Hoveton to Wroxham. Most of the area is actually in Hoveton although locally the villages are collectively referred to as Wroxham. Even Roys of Wroxham a well-known shopping complex that dominates the villages is situated in Hoveton.
Wroxham is the capital of the Broads, protected wetlands in Norfolk and Suffolk that are world famous. There are several shops, pubs and restaurants in the villages mainly catering for the tourist industry. The Broads Authority also operates a Tourist Information Centre in the summer months. The village is the start / end of the 9 mile Bure Valley Railway to charming Aylsham.
A boating holiday is great way to see the Broads. From Wroxham you can hire a self drive cruiser for a week, a few days or even a few hours. At Broads Tours you can either hire a day boat or sit back and enjoy one of their circular boat trips passing some lovely thatched river properties and then journey onto the Broads.
The Village Sign
A steam train on the Bure Valley Railway
The Bure Valley Railway, opened in 1990, is a 15 inch gauge track. It runs 9 miles through picturesque countryside to Aylsham. The train runs through the Bure Valley and stops at Brampton, Buxton and Coltishall. A really nice day out is to combine your trip on the Bure Valley Railway with a Broads Tours boat trip. You can purchase a combined ticket from the Bure Valley Railway.
Park your car at Aylsham train station and take the train to Wroxham. It is a 15 minute walk to your boat. The boat trip last for an hour and a half and then you make the journey back. You will see a diverse range of scenery on your day and it is a journey well worth making. You can also walk the 9 miles along the Bure Valley Railway and take the train back.
The Tourist Information Centre operated by The Broads Authority
The tourist information centre is a great way to find out about the places and events to visit on the Broads. From here you can obtain free leaflets and purchase small gifts and publications. The staff can advise you of places to visit and events that are taking place.
Whilst it is easy to see the Broads from the waterways if is far more difficult to see them by car and on foot. Maps and circular walks can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre to make the most of seeing the Broads by these methods.
Near the tourist information centre by the River Bure, is a park ideal for a family photo shoot.
If you are in Wroxham the nearby Barton Broad Clear Water 2000 project is well worth a visit.