Norfolk Holidays 2023/2024
Norfolk Holidays Guide
Holidays in Norfolk can vary hugely from family holidays by the sea in Great Yarmouth to short adult friendly breaks in a country manor. Whatever sort of getaway you choose, there will be something for you in Norfolk, like a beach holiday in Cromer or a cheap weekend break in the Norfolk countryside.
Getting to, from and around Norfolk
The biggest train station in Norfolk is Norwich which connects directly to London Liverpool Street via places like Colchester and Chelmsford. From Norwich, you can connect onto other destinations in Norfolk like Cromer, Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn. If you're looking to get out to lesser connected areas, driving is probably a better option. If you do need to rely on public transport, plan in advance as, especially on a Sunday, as buses and trains may not run as frequently.
Things to do in Norfolk
There is so much to do in Norfolk and one thing you have in abundance is the countryside and there are plenty of walks throughout the county. Many come to Norfolk for fresh air and enjoying the scenery, while others come to simply escape at a spa hotel or at the beach. Coastal towns like Hunstanton, Cromer and Waxham are also worth taking a look at.
Wherever you stay, a day trip into Norwich city centre can be a fun way to spend some time. Great for shopping, restaurants, bars and so much more, Norwich can also be a good option for a city break.
Where to stay in Norfolk
The sort of holiday you're after and your budget will direct where you stay in Norfolk, both in terms of the location but also the type of accommodation. If you prefer to be by the coast, busier towns like Great Yarmouth and Cromer can be a good choice, but also take a look a quieter towns like Heacham, Mundesley and Caister-on-Sea.
Just south of Caister, Great Yarmouth has long been a popular seaside holiday destination. With sandy beaches, lively promenade, amusement park and so much more, this is a fantastic family friendly town.
Wells Next The Sea
Up on the north Norfolk coast, Wells-next-the-sea is a much quieter town, perfect for a peaceful escape. Countryside walking trails, local pubs, and soft sand beaches are great for those who love to spend time outdoors.
There are lots of different types of accommodation you can stay at in Norfolk, from luxurious holiday cottages to seaside campsites. Depending on your budget, the type of holiday you're after, how many people are going and what your plans are can all influence where you stay.
Bed & Breakfasts
Dotted around the Norfolk countryside, cute B&Bs are an ideal way to stay. Often offering a local feel, especially when you get to know the owners.
There are a great selection of holiday cottages in Norfolk, ranging from cute little thatched places, to large homes with outdoor pools and much more. You'll pay a premium for being in popular holiday towns like Torquay and Woolacombe so try other areas within a short distance away which may be cheaper.