Local Area

Exploring our Area

Burgh Castle Holiday Park and Marina is an ideal place from which to explore and enjoy the Norfolk Broads and the many activities it has to offer. Enjoy a variety of country walks, boating, cycling, fishing and bird watching, all accessible straight from the park.

Beccles – History, shopping, other activities & events: A fine small country town on the River with an attractive river frontage, church and tower. Good for strolling, pottering and a meal or a drink.

Berney Arms Windmill – Birds and Nature: The tallest windmill in Broadland. Originally built in the late nineteenth century as a drainage mill, but it also ground clinker for Burgh Castle and Berney Arms cement works (long since demolished). Accessible by water from our river frontage, or by walking over the marshes from Berney Arms Station on the Norwich-Great Yarmouth railway line.

Dunwich Heath and Minsmere Beach – Birds and Nature: Stunning conservation area, rich in wildlife, good walks and spectacular views. Converted coastguards cottages offer information on the heath and the history of the lost town of Dunwich.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Gardens – Gardens and Houses: 131 acres of natural woodland, water gardens and private inner broad, set in the countryside. Enjoy exploring the house and gardens or take a boat trip down the river to the historic ruins of St. Benet’s Abbey.

Horsey Mill - Castles & history: National Trust owned striking windpump provides stunning views over the coast and broadland landscape. It is an an internationally important site for wildlife and offers a great spot for birdwatching and wintering wildfowl.

Norwich – Castles, history, shopping, other activities & events: A beautiful city, with museums, cathedral, castle and other ancient buildings, very large open-air market, pedestrianised shopping and every kind of entertainment and eating out. Use Park and Ride from the bypass or take the train from Great Yarmouth Vauxhall Station.

Roman Fort (English Heritage) – History and Nature: This mainly 4th Century AD Saxon shore fort is one of the largest standing Roman ruins in Britain, consisting of thick, high walls on three sides of an area the size of a football ground. It is always accessible from Church Lane, Burgh Castle or by the riverside path (Angles’ Way) starting at the Fisherman’s Inn (five to ten minutes walk). Spectacular ruins with glorious views of Broadland and Breydon Water.

The Broads – Nature and wildlife: Our newest national park and the country’s greatest wet lands. Best seen by boat. Consult the      Broadcaster (free tourist newspaper available in reception) for the many places to visit and activities to join.

Browston Hall, Browston: Indoor Bowling, Driving Range and Par 3 Golf

Caldecott Hall, Fritton: Golf Course, Country Club

Fritton Lake Country Park: Fishing, boating, horse riding

Nicholas Everitt Park: Pets Corner

Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Fritton: Stable tours

Sea Life Centre: Aquarium

Somerleyton Hall and Gardens: 19th Century home of Lord Somerleyton. House tours, tearooms

For those people looking to enjoy boating on the Broads, take a look at Richardson’s Boating Holidays at http://www.richardsonsboatingholidays.co.uk/.

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