Large but relatively unpopulated, it's easy to escape the crowds in Norfolk
Things To Do
On caravan holidays in Norfolk you must visit Norwich, and the city’s cathedral and castle are both deserving of your time. In fact, both Norwich attractions are fabulously ancient, dating from the 11th century and have served the local community in various ways ever since.
The largest protected wetland in the UK as well as being the country’s third biggest inland waterway, the (Norfolk and Suffolk) Broads gives visitors the opportunity to see many rare species, attracting millions of visitors every year.
Why not visit the Colman’s Mustard Shop and Museum in Norwich. Located in the city centre, it celebrates over 180 years of mustard making in Norfolk by this famous brand.
If you like horses, you can enjoy a day at the races in Norfolk at Great Yarmouth Racecourse or Fakenham Racecourse. Prefer action on two or four wheels? Visit Snetterton race circuit for a day of car and bike racing.
Visit Thetford Forest. Whether walking, cycling, birdwatching or horse riding is your cup of tea, there are miles and miles of trails running through the forest – if you’re lucky you’ll spot a red deer. And it is good to know that most walking trails are suitable for visitors with pushchairs or wheelchairs.
Make sure you give yourself plenty of time when travelling to and around Norfolk – it isn’t the most motorway friendly part of the UK. A-roads do criss-cross the county and aren’t bad for towing caravans, but they can be single-carriageway and you also need to look out for speed cameras.
If you’re approaching Norfolk from the south and heading for the coast, the A12 can get congested with lorries but is probably your best bet. Or leave the A12 at Ipswich and take the A14 and A140 to Norwich.
If you want to visit Norfolk from the M11, take the A11 through the county via Thetford and Norwich, the A47 and the A17 serving Norfolk from the west.