Wroxham & Horning, Wroxham, Norfolk

Welcome to the Gainsborough Girl Cruiser in Wroxham, Norfolk: the perfect way to explore Wroxham & Horning and the River Bure. On this page you can view details, photos, boat plans, reviews, local area maps and more about the Gainsborough Girl as well as check availability and pricing. The Gainsborough Girl Cruiser is located at Wroxham & Horning and is part of the Summercraft fleet of boats.

Wroxham is a superb start point for a Broadland holiday and this choice of well-maintained, superbly fitted and comfortable cruisers is ideal for making the most of it. The range of boats sleep from two to eight, with a good choice of layouts, and all customers receive a warm personal welcome from this established family boatyard.

Boat Description: Attractive cruiser with high, elevated second steering position.

Below are photos of the Gainsborough Girl Cruiser in all her glory. Simply use the left and right arrows (if multiple images are available) to scroll through our Gainsborough Girl Cruiser photos.

Our latest Gainsborough Girl review is shown below. If you have hired the Gainsborough Girl Cruiser and would like to share your experience, please feel free to submit a review below.

Gainsborough Girl Cruiser

&quote;Summercraft were 5* and definitely one of the best. The boat was spotlessly clean when we picked it up, and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We were unlucky enough to have a small breakdown, just one of those things that could not have been foreseen, but Summercrafts fleet engineer is so efficient, polite and helpful, he was with us in minutes and quickly had the problem sorted, a very professional guy. In my opinion it's not how boatyards perform when everything run smoothly, it how well they deal with things if on that chance occasion they dont! Summercraft offer an excellent back up service and I would definitely recommend them and I have been hiring boats for over 35 years - I would also book with them again. Many thanks for a wonderful holiday.&quote;

5 stars rated 5 out of 50 by in Loughborough on November 29th, 2011

The Gainsborough Girl measures 9.75m x 3.66m (32ft x 12ft) in size. View floor plans of the Gainsborough Girl Cruiser below. This provides a clear picture of the internal flooring and room layout of the Gainsborough Girl Cruiser and her deck.

Gainsborough Girl Floor Plan Image
  • 12v socket to charge mobile phones etc (12v car lead required)
  • Warm air heating
  • Galley including cooker, fridge and kettle
  • Fitted carpets (saloon and cabins)
  • Flat screen TV/DVD
  • CD/stereo radio cassette
  • 240v hairdryer (12v Glitter Girl)
  • Iron (on request)
  • Bed linen and duvets
  • Fixed berths made up for your arrival
  • Cots and highchairs available on request at extra charge
  • Rowing/sailing dinghies available on request at extra charge
  • Dual steering from stateroom or flying bridge
  • 240v system
  • High level stateroom
  • Microwave
  • 2 shower/WCs, 1 ensuite

Make the most of your boating holiday aboard the Gainsborough Girl Cruiser by exploring the local area attractions and amenities. The list below shows things to do in Wroxham, Norfolk and Wroxham & Horning and the River Bure.

Happisburgh Beach, Happisburgh - 9.4 Miles away*

A great favourite with families, the sandy beach at Happisburgh (pronounced 'Haysburgh')stretches for miles in both directions and is dominated by the cliff protection barrier. The village of Happisburgh is within easy reach of Norwich.

Scratby Beach, Scratby - 12.7 Miles away*

Scratby beach is popular with holidaymakers, as there are many holiday parks in the area. Long and sandy, it is good for surfing, sunbathing, sandcastles and walks along the cliff tops.

Caister Beach, Caister-on-Sea - 14 Miles away*

Caister is another great, long, Norfolk beach, popular with locals and holidaymakers and the perfect place for enjoying a hot summer's day or brisk winter walk. From the beach, you can see the wind turbines out to sea.

Great Yarmouth Beach, Great Yarmouth - 16.4 Miles away*

Perfect for the bucket and spade brigade, in 2004 this long sandy beach was (scientifically) judged to come third in the top five beaches for building sand castles. And of course Great Yarmouth is the home of seaside entertainment; crazy pirate golf, pony rides, games, bouncy castles and amusement arcades!

Sheringham Beach, Sheringham - 18.4 Miles away*

A stony beach with an expanse of sand and rock pools at low tide, Sheringham retains its Blue Flag for cleanliness and range of visitor facilities. The North Norfolk Steam Railway is a ten-minute walk from the beach and provides a lovely route along the coast. Try some surfing or stroll along the prom.

Lowestoft Beach, Lowestoft - 21.7 Miles away*

Lowestoft's south beach either side of the Claremont Pier has great stretches of soft, golden sand and are immensely popular with locals and tourists alike. The seafront area boasts many attractions including the two piers with amusements, the East Point Pavilion as well as pubs, bars, cafés and ornamental gardens.

Kessingland Beach, Kessingland - 24.2 Miles away*

Kessingland is home to a lovely stretch of the Suffolk coastline. Remote and often quiet it is a perfect area to while away the hours. It is also ideally located between Lowestoft and Southwold, which boasts a charming pier with excellent arcade games.

Southwold Beach, Southwold - 28.8 Miles away*

A wonderful Suffolk beach, with golden sands perfect for sandcastles and sunbathing. Take a dip in the water and visit the old lighthouse, before getting some fish and chips. With an excellent pier, complete with old fashioned amusements and the more traditional arcade games, there is something for everyone. The beach is a regular winner of the acclaimed 'Blue Flag' award, its golden sands perfect for lazy summer days or brisk winter walks.

Walberswick Beach, Walberswick - 28.9 Miles away*

Walberswick is a quiet beach popular with families, and makes an interesting change from Southwold. If sunbathing and beach activities should pall, then there's the popular pastime of crabbing nearby. Just catch the 'ferry' from Southwold Harbour or drive down there yourself and purchase the catch of the day.

Wells Beach, Wells-next-the-sea - 29.1 Miles away*

Catch the miniature railway from the town out to the beach. Or if you prefer to walk, the little path provides a lovely route in the summer months. A part of the Holkham Estate, this expansive beach is largely unspoilt and is great for beach sports, bird watching or as a place to simply relax and soak up the views along this beautiful stretch of the Norfolk coastline.

Broadland Cycle Hire, Hoveton - 0.2 Miles away*

Hire yourself a bike and explore the surrounding countryside and the Norfolk Broads. When booking the bikes for three days or more, you can even get your bikes delivered to your holiday home.

Barton Broad, Barton - 2.4 Miles away*

There's lots to see on this route. You can pause for a walk along the new boardwalk at Barton Broad, rest awhile on the banks of the River Ant, and return via the riverside beauty spot of Horning, perhaps stopping off at the RAF Radar Museum.

Coltishall Common, Coltishall - 2.5 Miles away*

At just over 7 miles this cycle route is perfect for all abilities. Why not stop at Cotishall riverside green and have a drink in the pub or watch the boats?

Norwich to Caistor Roman Town Walk, Norwich - 7.7 Miles away*

Look out for local wildlife and archaeological sites on this pretty little walk around the county. Mainly on quiet country lanes and public footpaths it is a fairly easy walk.

Norwich to Trowse Bridges, Norwich - 7.7 Miles away*

Cross the Rivers Yare and Tas, duck under bridges, stroll along old streets and keep an eye out for local wildlife. A great way to explore this part of Norfolk.

Brooke/Saxlingham Route, Brooke - 11.4 Miles away*

Ride through the little parishes south of Norwich, look out for the plentiful local wildlife and admire the lovely countryside. Ride through the delightful village of Brooke with its old worldly features, keep an eye out for a sculpture or two in Bergh Apton and soak up the lovely village atmosphere in the Saxlinghams.

Walking the River Chet, Loddon - 12.4 Miles away*

This is a gentle walk of about 4 miles that will probably last roughly 2 hours. Walking the River Chet, one of the quietest Broadland rivers, is a particularly rewarding for those who enjoy spotting wildlife or simply delight in the countryside.

Haddiscoe Island Walk, Haddiscoe - 12.7 Miles away*

Begin and end at Haddiscoe Bridge on this circular walk in Norfolk. Watch out for windmills and Roman remains.

Great Yarmouth Loop, Great Yarmouth - 15.3 Miles away*

Starting and ending at Great Yarmouth, this circular route provides a tour of the broads and the coast, following the Norfolk Coastal Cycleway some of the way. Why not find yourselves a waterside pub to have lunch in?

Geldeston to Beccles Walk, Geldeston - 17.5 Miles away*

Walk along the Waveney Valley for just under 7 miles and soak up some of the local history and culture. Beginning at Geldston, a village that has been there since Roman times and ending at the lovely little market town of Beccles.

Beccles to Norwich, Beccles - 18.8 Miles away*

As you'd expect from Norfolk, this route is fairly flat until you reach the surprisingly hilly city of Norwich. Quiet roads and country lanes wind across the county passed some lovely countryside. Keep an eye out for wildlife along the Norfolk broads.

Fakenham to Wells-next-the-Sea, Fakenham - 23.4 Miles away*

At about 20km, this largely flat route uses a mixture of off-road cycle paths combined with country lanes. End in Wells-next-the-Sea, a pretty little coastal town with a wonderful beach and some great pubs.

Diss to Stowmarket, Diss - 27 Miles away*

A fairly hilly route on mainly country roads. It would take an average rider approximately 2 hours to complete it as it is just over 21 miles.

The Lavender House, Brundall - 6.1 Miles away*

A famous Grade II listed 16th century thatched cottage is a more than fitting setting for the talented chef's seasonally based, locally sourced and delicious menu that artfully combines the classic with the contemporary.

Zaks Mousehold Diner, Norwich - 6.4 Miles away*

The glorious building holding this diner will take you breath away. With two floors and a romantic atmosphere this is perfect for meals with family and friends or for couples. Enjoy the huge range of dishes serving various grills, seafood and pasta the kids will love the Junior Zaks menu.

Zaks Waterside Grill & Bar, Norwich - 6.8 Miles away*

You will not miss this vibrant pink coloured establishment proudly stating 'Fine American Food'. Work the American dream with a drink in the sunset bar then embark on tasty burgers, steaks and other delicious foods in the unique booth seating. After you have dined admire the views of the River Wensum and Cow Tower on the lovely patio outside.

Spice Paradise, Norwich - 7.1 Miles away*

Taste the flavours of the southern and northern states if India in this lovely Indian restaurant. Proudly, the only South Indian restaurant in Norwich you can enjoy seafood, chicken, vegetarian dishes and many more in the relaxed ambiance of this restaurant. There is also a takeaway service offering 10% discount on collection.

Brummells Seafood Restaurant, Norwich - 7.2 Miles away*

Awarded two Rosettes by the AA Good Food Guide, Chef Patron Andrew Brummell and John Sullivan offer a gourmet menu with an emphasis on superb local seafood. Perfect for an intimate candlelight dinner.

The Last Wine Bar and Restaurant, Norfolk - 7.3 Miles away*

Set in what was once a Victorian shoe factory this makes for a truly unique restaurant. Offering delicious bar and a la carte menus you will be spoilt for choice. If you are a lover of the grape endeavour to peruse the extensive wine menu which consists of over 100 wines.

Merchants of Colegate, Norwich - 7.3 Miles away*

Whether it’s a beautifully cooked Sunday lunch or a la carte evening meal you desire this is perfect. Serving several choices of evening menus, including the Thursday night offer including a free bottle of wine, and an extensive wine list. Set in a fabulous interior, where uniquely all wood is made from English Elm; you will want a repeat visit!

Zizzi, Norwich - 7.3 Miles away*

For simple and affordable Italian food, amongst a great environment, Zizzi's is the place. The Norwich restaurant is situated in a stunning listed building at the cathedral entrance and close to the City Centre. If the weather is fine why not enjoy your lasagne or Linguine al fresco in the great outside area.

Trattoria Rustica, Norwich - 7.3 Miles away*

Located in a beautiful 16th century building Trattoria Rustica makes for your unique Italian experience. Savour the taste of the wonderful Italian foods, made from authentic recipes, whilst admiring the original flint structured walls and exposed timber ceilings. Compliment your meal with a good Italian wine from the extensive wine list.

Elm Hill Brasserie, Norwich - 7.3 Miles away*

Using the very best fresh, locally sourced produce, Elm Hill Brasserie chef/owner Simon Turner creates seasonally inspired menus of classic French food. And his brother James, who runs Front of House, ensures it is delivered in a welcoming and informal environment.

Frankie & Benny's, Norwich - 7.4 Miles away*

With great breakfast, lunch and dinner menus Frankie & Benny's is full of variety. Look out for the distinctive neon red sign and feel the wonderful American experience on entry. Sit down to tasty pizza, steaks or Frankie & Benny's specials and, if you have room, treat yourself to a scrumptious dessert.

Delia's Restaurant and Bar, Norwich - 7.5 Miles away*

Part of the fun is spotting your favourite Delia recipes appearing in her own restaurant at Norwich Football Ground – seasonal, unfussy food served by friendly young staff. The puddings are especially delicious.

Pizza Express, Norwich - 7.5 Miles away*

For a fabulous pizza and Italian food Pizza Express is the place to visit. Offering an endless choice of pizzas and pastas and a fantastic kid's menu this makes for a brilliant family dining experience. Take advantage also of the takeaway service and enjoy an evening in with your favourite pizza.

Umberto's Trattoria Italia, Norwich - 7.6 Miles away*

If you're a fan of great Italian food this is the restaurant for you. A family run restaurant serving traditional Italian food perfect for a meal with your partner or to enjoy with your friends and family. Umberto is self-taught and skilled chef cook offering you delicious dishes from Calabria. You are guaranteed to want to visit again.

Drayton Old Lodge, Norfolk - 8 Miles away*

Exquisite restaurant situated within 10 acres of wooded grounds. Enjoy coffee and cakes all day or sit down to a beautifully prepared lunch. If you are planning a wedding Drayton Old Lodge caters for all your specifications. Fully licensed you will be ensured your day will be fabulous. Make sure you visit the old ruin of the original 1432 lodge.

The Ratcatchers Inn, Cawston - 10.5 Miles away*

This gastro pub takes great pride in serving traditional home cooked food, where the majority of the ingredients are locally sourced, within a forty mile radius.

Taste of Oz, Norfolk - 10.7 Miles away*

Say 'G'day' to beautifully cooked Australian food at this restaurant. With every meal prepared to your personal requirements you are sure to find every mouthful delicious. Why not try Ostrich, Kangaroo or even Crocodile? Uniquely built as an extension of The Swan Inn, where you can enjoy fine ales and cocktails, you are guaranteed a fabulous time.

The Rembrandt, Norwich - 11.3 Miles away*

Traditional fish and chips are what every family enjoys. The Rembrandt is a family run restaurant that has been serving delicious meals for 14 years. Offering a takeaway service or sit down meals you can enjoy tasty fish in whatever way you wish. Evening meals also consist of mouth-watering starters, pizzas, pies and many more.

Fisherman's Return, Winterton-on-Sea - 11.7 Miles away*

As well as traditional dishes such as fish pie with cod and prawns, the specials board at the Fisherman's Return features crab, lobster, mussels and a positive cornucopia of locally caught fresh fish.

The Fox and Hounds, Norfolk - 14.7 Miles away*

Historic pub/restaurant offering a welcoming atmosphere and serving a wide range of traditional dishes including steaks, curries and lasagne. Vegetarians will not go hungry either as veggie meals are also available. Enjoy a fine ale with your meal and relax in this truly charming pub.

Fatso's, Great Yarmouth - 15.1 Miles away*

For a retro American dining experience Fatso's is brilliant. With a unique interior consisting of souvenirs from the American mobster period you will feel like you have stepped back in time to the 1920's -1930's. Offers affordable dishes from light lunches to main meals and desserts you will truly love your time here and will definitely return.

Boltons Bistro, Cromer - 16.2 Miles away*

Imaginative fresh fish dishes including the world renowned Cromer crab and (when in season) local lobster feature on the exciting and varied menu of this well established and highly regarded restaurant.

The Lodge, Norfolk - 16.3 Miles away*

Winner of many awards you will be sure to remember your visit to this bar and restaurant. Serving delicious lunch and evening meals with many ingredients locally sourced bellies will be left feeling very happy! For a night with a difference look out for the themed evenings also on offer such as Italian, Greek and Spanish.

Constantia Cottage Restaurant, Cromer - 16.7 Miles away*

With an emphasis on delicious Greek dishes and an extensive menu featuring seafood, meat and vegetarian choices, Constania offers something for everyone, including a few English and French dishes.

St Peter's Hall Restaurant, Bungay - 20.4 Miles away*

Home to its own brewery, St Peter's Hall is housed in a former monastery, serving a weekly changing menu that is uncomplicated and very dependent upon local produce, some grown in the surrounding gardens. Surely the former occupants would have thoroughly approved.

Red Herring Wine Bar and Restaurant , Lowestoft - 20.6 Miles away*

A cosy wine bar and restaurant situated in the old port area of Oulton Broad in Lowestoft, serving quality food in the restaurant with a continually new & exciting menus with exotic flavours and a seasonal focus that uses the best in local and organic produce. The extensive wine bar serves in excess of 100 great wines from around the world and offers some live entertainment.

Triangle Tavern, Lowestoft - 21.5 Miles away*

If you like traditional pubs then you will really enjoy coming down to the Triangle Tavern, which has always been a real ale haven. It always has a large range of quality local and guest ales on offer. The bar is managed by the legendary Jockey Wilson and his team of knowledgeable real ale bar staff. The Triangle’s famous “front bar” is the place where real ale discussions go on late into the evenings apart from Friday a & Saturdays as there is always live music.

Three Horseshoes , Warham All Saints - 26.7 Miles away*

Expect hearty country cooking featuring the fish, game and seafood of Norfolk – Warham mussel soup, soused sprats and braised pheasant are all popular in season. And be sure to leave room for a traditional pudding such as golden syrup sponge or toffee apple crumble.

The Cock Inn, Diss - 26.8 Miles away*

At over 500 years old this is a lovely pub within the beautiful town of Diss. Enjoy delicious food or just a drink and relax within wonderful surroundings. Have a night out and watch the fabulous live events often playing at the Cock Inn.

Hoveton Hall Garden, Wroxham - 1.4 Miles away*

At the edge of the Norfolk Broads, Hoveton Hall's gorgeous 15 acre garden mixes both formal and informal planting across the seasons, with a burst of early spring bulbs, spectacular rhododendrons and azaleas in May and June through to its mid-summer delights.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham - 5 Miles away*

With over three miles of woodland walks affording superb views across South Waltham Inner Broad, the garden is organically managed and the resulting fauna and flora found here (including the UK's finest collection of naturalised candelabra primulas) are testimony to this approach.

East Ruston Old Vicarage, Norwich - 7.7 Miles away*

A thoroughly fascinating and beautiful garden featuring many rare and unusual plants which the owners propagate in small numbers for sale. If you see a plant growing in the garden that you would like, do ask, there may be some tucked away for you to purchase.

Mannington Gardens, Norfolk - 13.4 Miles away*

This is a garden for rose lovers. Set around a medieval moated manor house, the gardens feature a wide variety of plants, trees and shrubs but planted throughout are thousands of roses especially classic and heritage varieties (there's even a display on rose history).

Priory Maze and Gardens, Sheringham - 17.6 Miles away*

Natural gardens of woodland, water and meadow provide the perfect setting for peaceful contemplation and the unique micro-climate in this part of Norfolk enables rare and exotic plants to grow in this enchanting garden.

Sherringham Park Garden, Upper Sheringham - 18.3 Miles away*

Designed by Humphrey Repton in 1812, these gardens are one of his outstanding achievements. In May–June rhododendrons and azaleas create a spectacular display, and there are stunning vistas of the north Norfolk coast from the viewing towers and delightful waymarked walks through park and woodland.

Pensthorpe, Fakenham - 23.4 Miles away*

A year round spectacle of interest and colour with plenty of natural history activities for all the family including guided discovery tours. The enchanting Woodland Garden is great favourite as are the new Millennium Garden and Wave Garden.

Bradenham Hall Garden , Thetford - 24.3 Miles away*

A plantsman's garden for all seasons – Bradenham Hall's house and garden walls are covered with unusual shrubs, climbers and fruit, and its formal rose gardens, paved garden and herbaceous borders are a delight.

The Bressingham Gardens, Bressingham - 27 Miles away*

Surrounded by 16 acres of gardens, the Dell Garden with over 50 immaculate ?Island Beds? of more than 4,500 varieties of perennials, and spectacular Foggy Bottom garden with views and vistas of year round colour are worth a visit on their own.

Bewilderwood, Wroxham - 1.5 Miles away*

A fabulous fun and relaxing time for parents and a brilliantly exciting time for kids. Discover the world of the Boggles – tree houses, zip wires and jungle bridges are just some of Bewilderwood's thrilling features.

Wroxham Barns, Wroxham - 1.7 Miles away*

A great place for all the family, Wroxham Barns has something for everyone – stylish clothes, gifts for home and garden, country foods, Bill LeGrice Roses & Plant Centre, Junior Farm, a children's funfair, 12 craft studios and a restaurant.

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, Great Yarmouth - 10.1 Miles away*

Thrigby Hall's wildlife gardens house a large range of monkeys, birds, pandas, wild cats and other animals housed in the grounds of Thrigby Hall. Elsewhere in the grounds, you'll find a lake garden based on the legend of the Chinese Willlow Pattern pottery plate.

Dinosaur Adventure, Lenwade - 12.2 Miles away*

You'll have a great family day out at the Dinosaur Adventure park – there's a dinosaur trail, where you can track a T-Rex, the secret animal garden deer safari, the dinosculptor lost world amazing adventure, giant tortoises, raptor races and a fossil workshop. (Wheelchair access available, although a carer is recommended.)

Yesterday's World, Great Yarmouth - 15.4 Miles away*

Wander around Victorian street scenes, visit the ironmongers and 19th century Apothecary then pop into a traditional English sweet shop before enjoying 'An Audience with Queen Victoria'. You'll find all this and more at Yesterday's World.

Amazona Zoo, Cromer - 15.8 Miles away*

Not one of this exciting new zoo's wide range of animals from tropical South America has been imported from the wild. All the animals, including Jaguar and Spider Monkeys, have arrived through the generosity of other British Zoological Gardens.

Merrivale Model Village, Great Yarmouth - 16 Miles away*

Marvel at the creativity of this beautiful model village right on the Seafront. See all the miniature occupants of the village in action and after dark the village is enchantingly lit up. Also features a model railway which is outstanding. Visit the penny museum and try your luck at crazy golf. Finally, relax in the tea rooms with a delicious homemade cake.

Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary, West Runton - 17 Miles away*

Come and say hello to the friendly and gentle rescued shire horses and other animals at this loving sanctuary. Watch the amazing horse displays and see the blacksmiths at their trade. Plenty of activity areas for the children and a Farming Bygones museum where you can learn about farming history.

Pleasurewood Hills, Lowestoft - 19.7 Miles away*

Pleasurewood Hills really is the perfect fun packed day out for all ages – adrenaline fuelled thrills for the bravest adventurers, fun rides for all the family including some just for the little ones, and wonderful shows with sea lions, parrots, acrobats and clowns.

Melsop Farm Park, Nr Watton - 22.7 Miles away*

Melsop farm has special handling areas for some of its wonderful collection of animals of all sizes, shapes and colours. Clown shows and other exciting events are held throughout the season.

Africa Alive, Lowestoft - 23.6 Miles away*

There are plenty of daily feeding talks and animal encounter sessions, magnificent Birds of Prey display and free safari road train tours around the Park with live commentary on some of the animals you will meet. (No service dogs allowed so as not to cause distress to the animals)

Bishops Boats Seal Trips, Blakeney - 23.7 Miles away*

Sightings of seals are guaranteed when you join an informative, licensed boat trip to see the seals on the end of Blakeney Point (they do not go out to the open sea). Landing on the point is usually optional for up to one hour, if tides allow.

Banham Zoo, Banham - 24.4 Miles away*

Innovative enclosures set amongst 35 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens provide sanctuary for almost 1,000 animals from big cats to birds of prey and siamangs to shire horses. Educational animal feeding talks and thrilling Birds of Prey displays also feature.

Suffolk Odyssey Llamas, Halesworth - 27.7 Miles away*

Fun and education all in one – visit the llamas and alpacas in their natural environment, learn where the animals originate from, what they eat and what their fur is used for.

The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway, Wells-Next-the-Sea - 28.3 Miles away*

For a unique way to travel, catch a steam train on the light railway. With a regular timetable from the seaside town of Wells to the historic Walsingham this is the perfect day for the whole family. The journey will take you under 5 bridges and through stunning countryside. Don't forget to visit at the restored signal box at Wells for souvenirs and refreshments.

Coastal Voyager, Southwold - 28.7 Miles away*

The high speed boat tours of Solebay offer a hugely popular adrenaline rush but on the quieter river trips you can spot marsh harriers, heron, osprey and many types of wading birds, both resident and migratory.

Air Defence Radar Museum, Neatishead - 2.4 Miles away*

Winner of 'The Best Small Visitor Attraction' award in 2007 you know you are guaranteed a good time. Newly refurbished for April 2011, discover the secret world of air defence during the Cold War by taking part in the exhibits. See the operations room and sit at a terminal and imagine working amongst 70 people or even envision being in charge of the fighter planes!

City of Norwich Aviation Museum, Norwich - 5.9 Miles away*

Learn about the everchanging history of British aircraft at this museum. Maintained by a team of dedicated volunteers you can view planes it superb condition. Admire the Jaguar XX109 and be amused by the Phantom XV426. There is also a café onsite serving refreshments such as hot and cold drinks and ice-creams

Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum, Norwich - 7.4 Miles away*

Experience a taste of the life of a soldier from past times at this museum. Take a look at the exhibits that holds artefacts spanning 300 years of regimental history and don't miss out on the chance to handle some of the larger objects. Also, view the 'Norwich Roll of Honour' kept in the castle keep.

Norwich Castle, Norwich - 7.5 Miles away*

For many centuries Norwich has been dominated by its great castle, a symbol of the Norman's military and political control. These days it houses an excellent museum with superb interactive exhibits which are fun for all ages. Visit the original keep, take a tour around the old dungeons and then browse the impressive art collections.

Strangers Hall, Norwich - 7.5 Miles away*

An intriguing museum, housed in one of Norwich's oldest buildings. Built around 1320, Strangers Hall features interlinked rooms displaying various textiles and artefacts from the Tudor and Stewart periods. Hear the stories of the local people, how they lived and what their trade was and see beautifully preserved rooms and furniture. Take a guided tour around the beautiful hall and maybe bump into a few of the old characters yourself!

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich - 9.4 Miles away*

A superb Visual Arts Centre boasting an extensive range of historic collections for the public to enjoy. Exhibitions of various fields are always going on so check the website for latest offerings. There's also a Gallery Café serving delicious coffee and cakes or for a bigger meal try the beautiful Garden Restaurant.

Horsey Windpump, Horsey - 9.8 Miles away*

Originally built 200 years ago this is a truly stunning structure. It is set in a beautiful position and has fabulous views of the coast and landscapes. Nature enthusiasts will delight in seeing the rare local birdlife and insects. Refreshments are also available.

Blickling Hall, Blickling, Norfolk - 10.4 Miles away*

One glance at this superb estate will take your breath away Standing for 4 centuries and boasting truly beautiful gardens this is a place to see. Learn about the hall itself and life as a servant and view amazing portraits of generations of residents to this hall. Often the location for large musical events and theatrical productions in its grounds, it is also the supposed childhood home of Anne Boleyn who reportedly haunts this magnificent house. With an impressive long gallery, a huge collection of rare books and some beautiful tapestries, Blickling Hall is not to be missed.

Caister Roman Site, Caister-On-Sea - 13.4 Miles away*

Take a trip to Caister-On-Sea and have a look at the remains of Caister Roman Site. Approximately built in 200 AD and used by the Roman army and Navy to protect merchant ships this would have once been a marvellous structure.

Tolhouse Museum, Great Yarmouth - 14.9 Miles away*

Starting out as a merchant's house in the 12th century this Tolhouse then became a prison. Learn about the fates of criminals from centuries past by taking advantage of the free audio guide. Enjoy the activities on offer and leave with bags full of knowledge (if the gaoler lets you!).

Elizabeth House Museum, Great Yarmouth - 14.9 Miles away*

Go back in time and visit this glorious quayside house. Experience a taste of what life was like between the Tudor and Victorian eras. Discover the conspiracy room where allegedly Charles I's death was plotted and see for yourself how it was to be a servant. You can even dress up in Tudor costumes!

Felbrigg Hall Garden, Norwich - 15.1 Miles away*

Have a peek at life of the wealthy from the 17th century and onwards. Almost unchanged since the 17th century have a look at Great Hall, Drawing Room and Library containing endless books. Wander the beautiful gardens and admire the 18th century Orangery. Enjoy a delicious meal at the Brasserie or tuck into a cake in the tea rooms.

Time & Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life, Great Yarmouth - 15.3 Miles away*

Award-winning museum showing the history of fishing in Great Yarmouth. Check out the interior of a fisherman's home, imagine you're at sea on a coastal Drifter or simply take a seat in the courtyard under a canopy of sails. Lots of activities for the children and delicious foods served at the Silver Darlings Cafe.

Great Yarmouth Row Houses and Greyfriars' Cloisters, Great Yarmouth - 15.3 Miles away*

The 'rows' in Great Yarmouth were once a host of narrow alleyways linking Yarmouth's main thoroughfares. Although, the majority are now gone two still remain giving visitors the chance to see how the rows were decorated in times past. Lovers of period history should not miss seeing these.

RNLI Henry Blogg Museum, Cromer - 15.9 Miles away*

Learn about the most famous Coxswain Henry Blogg and all the fantastic works of the lifeboat men. Find out about the bravery shown in some of the biggest rescues and see HF Bailey, the boat used by Blogg during World War II. Have a go at trying on the lifeboat uniform or try your hand at Morse Code.

Cromer Museum, Cromer - 16 Miles away*

Get a taste of life as fisherman in this late 19th century fisherman's cottage. Wander the 'Old Cromer Gallery and take in the historic photographs. Find out about Cromer's history and the heroics of Henry Blogg and lifeboat men. Keep a look out on events as there is always something different going on.

Baconsthorpe Castle, Baconsthorpe - 16.7 Miles away*

Once a glorious residence Baconsthorpe Castle was built in about 1450 and occupied by the Heydon family. Over 200 years the castle was extended as wealth increased until harder times were met. Now in ruins this is still a must just to have a glance at what was a most beautiful structure.

Somerleyton Hall, Somerleyton - 17 Miles away*

One of the great stately homes of East Anglia, Somerleyton is an early Victorian mansion built upon the foundations of a 13th century house. The oak staircase is lined with coats of arms from the 14 families who have owned Somerleyton from the 13th century.

Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum, Bungay - 19.1 Miles away*

This museum has an amazing quantity of aeroplanes and equipment from many decades for you to look at. Check out the Lightwing Rooster and admire the Supermarine Spitfire. With so much to see you'll be spoilt for choice! Take a look in the shop and enjoy refreshments by the River Waveney.

The Muckleburgh Collection, Weybourne - 20.1 Miles away*

A military museum jam-packed with memorabilia from guns to tanks. Take the opportunity to watch a tank demonstration or treat yourself or a friend to a drive! Have a look in the shop and enjoy a meal in the restaurant or a picnic with the family. Keep an eye on events as there is always something happening!

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Gressenhall - 20.6 Miles away*

Hear the story of rural Norfolk, have fun in the woodland adventure playground and the historic workhouse, before exploring the indoor displays.

East Anglia Transport Museum, Lowestoft - 21.1 Miles away*

This transport museum aims to give people a chance to see and experience being on the wonderful street transport from yesteryear once again. Take the opportunity to ride in some of the vehicles on offer and walk round and admire the trams and trolleybuses. Browse the shop and relax in the Terminus Tearooms.

Thursford Collection, Thursford - 22.7 Miles away*

An absolute must for steam engine enthusiasts (and everyone else in the family!), Thursford Museum houses the country's finest collection of organs, traction engines, steam rollers, steam tractors, fairground rides and much, much more. If you're in the area for Christmas, the 'Christmas Spectacular' really is just that!

Walsingham Abbey Grounds, Little Walsingham - 25.9 Miles away*

Walsingham has been a place of pilgrimage since the 11th century. visitors can enjoy the gardens and museum all year. Well known for the masses of snowdrops which grow in the grounds of this Abbey this is must for flower lovers. You can marvel at the ruins of this structure and take part in a snowdrop walk at the same time. You can also visit the Shirehall Museum and discover the history of Walsingham.

Bressingham Steam & Gardens, Bressingham - 27 Miles away*

With an impressive collection of working locomotives and a fabulous 20 acres of gardens housing 8,000 species this is a great family day out! Take part in a steam journey and choose from 4 different journeys. Dad's Army fans will be in their element as this is the official home to the 'Dad's Army Appreciation Society' therefore offering many exhibits.

Catfield Fen, Irstead - 2.9 Miles away*

The 25 hectare reserve is a mixture of open water, reed, sedge and carr woodland. Within its area, there is huge variety of wildlife. It is also one of the largest areas of remaining fen habitat in Western Europe.

Buckenham Marshes RSPB, Strumpshaw - 6.8 Miles away*

Keep an eye out for wintering wigeons and the only wintering flock of bean geese in England. Depending on the time of day you visit, you might also see a great collection of rook and jackdaw roosts.

Sutton Fen RSPB, Acle - 8.5 Miles away*

A beautiful corner of the Norfolk Broads with numerous species of birds, plant life and insects. Located alongside the River Ant, it is situated in the basin of the now extinct Sutton Broad.

Berney Marshes and Breydon Water RSPB, Wickhampton - 9.9 Miles away*

Set across 328 hectares, this wonderful reserve is part of the Halvergate Marshes which also has RSPB ties. Come and spend some time here and see a huge variety of beautiful birds including redshanks, snipes, lapwings, pink-footed geese and teals.

Great Yarmouth Little Tern colony, Great Yarmouth - 15.3 Miles away*

The RSPB operates a special wardening scheme to protect the UK's largest colony of little terns, which breed each year on the North Denes beach at Great Yarmouth.

Cley Marshes Nature Reserve, Cley-next-the-Sea - 22.8 Miles away*

One of the finest birdwatching sites in the UK whatever the season. The bird hides all have great views of the pools and scrapes and meandering along the boardwalks and glimpsing the birdlife through the reeds is pure pleasure.

Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens, Fakenham - 23.4 Miles away*

With breath-taking scenery and masses of wildlife Pensthorpe is truly a place to visit and has been in the past, a host for the popular BBC TV series 'Springwatch'. Take a wildlife walk, wander the beautifully designed gardens and admire the unique items for sale in the gift shop. All this will surely give you an appetite for a home-cooked meal in the Courtyard Cafe.

Blakeney National Nature Reserve, Wells-next-the-sea - 29.1 Miles away*

Extending to 1097 hectares, this beautiful, unspoilt reserve encompasses Morston and Stiffkey Marshes, Blakeney Point and Blackeney Freshes. Most of these lovely spots are owned by the National Trust. Why not take a walk around this great part of the county and maybe catch a boat trip to see the seals at the end of Blakeney Point?

Whitlingham Outdoor Adventure Centre, Norwich - 7.3 Miles away*

There are plenty of activities on offer here. You can try your hand at off-road biking, archery, climbing, sailing - to name just a few. They host themed birthday parties here too.

Ice Experience, Norwich - 7.4 Miles away*

Ice skating for all the family. For those excellent skaters out there or those who wish to learn; this is the place for you. Facilities include a bar, grill, café and photo shop.

Norfolk Ski Club, Norfolk - 7.5 Miles away*

Open all year this club is great for the pro or amateur skier. Whether its skiing or snowboarding that’s your thing there is professional equipment and instructors to hand to help. The Club House has a fully licensed bar offering panoramic views of the slope and is a perfect way to chill out.

Costessey Park Golf Club, Costessy - 9.6 Miles away*

Stunning 18 hole parkland golf course nestled in the glorious Tud river valley. Compete against your fellow golfers whilst enjoying the beautiful views. Peruse the Pro Shop for affordable clothes and accessories and relax in the friendly Clubhouse with a cool, refreshing drink to discuss your game.

Bawburgh Golf Club, Bawburgh - 10.9 Miles away*

Situated on the outskirts of Norwich, this easily accessible club is an ideal venue for all your social and golfing requirements.

Glen Lodge Bawburgh Golf Club, Norfolk - 10.9 Miles away*

For the golfing family this is the place to come. Offering more than 130 acres of picturesque countryside, with the Glen Lodge sitting proud above a tree lined valley, makes this a beautiful 18 hole course. Also, a host for private functions and with a clubhouse serving extensive menus and drinks, this is a truly unique club.

Dunston Hall Golf Course, Norwich - 11.1 Miles away*

Dunston Hall's USGA specification golf course offers a varied game to players of all levels. The 71 par, 6,319 yard course is complemented by an excellent floodlit driving range and relaxing clubhouse with bar, restaurant and snooker room.

Gunton Lake Park, Gunton - 12 Miles away*

A well stocked fishing lake of about 12 acres. Depths vary between 2ft and 5ft. An abundance of species can be fished here including roach, perch, breem, carp and big pike. Day tickets are available to buy.

Weston Park, Norfolk - 12.2 Miles away*

Fabulous 18 hole golf course set amongst serene surroundings with magnificent trees and no shortage of wildlife. Once you have completed this challenging course why not enjoy a drink or two and a meal in the clubhouse where you'll find two bars and lounge areas, conservatory and dining room.

Reepham Fisheries, Reepham - 13.2 Miles away*

A three acre lake well stocked with rudd, roach, tench and crucian carp. Day tickets are available.

Yarmouth Stadium, Great Yarmouth - 14 Miles away*

The stadium hosts greyhound racing and motor racing action all year round. Enjoy a meal in the restaurant overlooking the race course.

Caldecott Visitor Centre, Great Yarmouth - 14.6 Miles away*

Redwings is a registered charity which cares for the wellbeing of rescued horses. Spend some time with the horses and learn about the work of this extraordinary centre.

Country Lane Classics, Cromer - 14.7 Miles away*

Fancy touring Norfolk's glorious country lanes in a classic car? Country Lane Classics offer a variety of classic cars available to hire for the day, weekend or even the week.

Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Great Yarmouth - 14.7 Miles away*

Fancy a day out with a difference? Go to the races and try your luck on a nag or two! With fantastic hospitality facilities this is the racecourse to visit. In addition to the race meetings there are often public events such as craft fayres and concerts on offer.

Regent Bowl, Great Yarmouth - 15.1 Miles away*

Fun for the family, whatever the weather. This newly re-furbished twenty-two lane centre in Great Yarmouth has all the latest facilities.

Royal Cromer Golf Club, Cromer - 15.2 Miles away*

This famous and long-established club stands 320 feet above Cromer's beautiful sandy beaches. It offers a challenge to players of all abilities.

The Mint, Great Yarmouth - 15.4 Miles away*

A fun place to visit if you're in Great Yarmouth with lots of entertaining features, including an amusements arcade. Why not have a go at Quasar, a fantastic live action laser game?

Hilltop Outdoor Centre, Sheringham - 17.2 Miles away*

Set in 31 acres of wooded valleys, this outdoor adventure centre is perfect for family days out. Visitors can book either a half day or full day in advance. Prepare to be in for some serious fun! Hilltop have also just introduced a 'pay and play' scheme where you can just turn up and do what it says on the tin!

Dereham Golf Club, Norfolk - 19.9 Miles away*

Gorgeous 9 hole parkland course located near to the North Norfolk coastline. Offering 17 unique tee positions this will challenge all strengths of play. When your game is over relax in the pleasant clubhouse, dating from the 1930's, which serves bar snacks and 'a la carte' dishes.

Waveney Valley Lakes, Norwich - 20.5 Miles away*

Carp and general coarse fishing is available at Heartsmere lake, one of the cluster of small lakes that makes up Waveney Valley Lakes.

Ellough Park Raceway, Beccles - 21 Miles away*

Run by Richard Lock, an ex racer, this group of friendly and enthusiastic people create a great racing experience for all ages. The team will keep you safe but make sure that you have a lot of fun. So what are you waiting for? Get down to the track today!

Manor Farm Riding School, Dereham - 21.3 Miles away*

Set in the Norfolk countryside, this purpose built riding school offers half hour private and semi private lessons.

Weybread Pits, Harleston - 23.7 Miles away*

These six fishing lakes otherwise known as the Weybread Pits sit on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. Day tickets can be purchased from the local post office.

Fakenham Golf Club, Norfolk - 24.7 Miles away*

Beginners and professionals alike will adore this 9 hole course. Set a the site of Fakenham racecourse this makes for a challenging parkland type green. To enhance play there are alternate tees for several holes and many holes follow the length of the river.

Hall Farm, Snetterton - 25.5 Miles away*

Hall Farm is a rescue and rehabilitation centre for rescued horses and ponies. You can meet the horses being cared for and enjoy a guided tour around the stables and yard. Activities include paddock walks.

Diss Swim & Fitness Centre, Diss - 26.5 Miles away*

A great place to keep fit on holiday. This centre has a 25 metre swimming pool and gym, along with numerous classes including, Ab’s, Back and Flex and Aqua Aerobics.

Extreeme Adventure, King's Lynn - 28.2 Miles away*

Extreeme Adventure is a high ropes course. There are plenty of exhilarating experiences to choose from including a 1000ft zip wire descent. There is an obstacle course for under 10's - and a woodland walk and treasure hunt too.

Playland, Wells-next-the-Sea - 29.1 Miles away*

An indoor adventure fun house for children, set in the beautiful fishing town of Wells-next-the-Sea.

Roys of Wroxham, Wroxham - 0.2 Miles away*

For over 100 years, this large store has been meeting the needs of holidaymakers visiting the Norfolk Broads. Today, Roys is a unique shopping experience with every kind of shop in one area, from clothes to food.

Royal Air Force Air Defence Museum, Horning - 2.4 Miles away*

Relive your favourite war movies and test your 'mirror writing' skills! The museum features the original Cold War Operations Room, for which information was provided by workers writing backwards on the reverse of illuminated screens.

Museum of the Broads, Stalham - 5.9 Miles away*

Located at Stalham Staithe, the only waterside museum of Broadland life displays boats used on the Broads for the past 200 years and offers an insight into how people's working lives shaped the landscape.

Norwich Cathedral, Norwich - 7.2 Miles away*

A place of pilgrimage and Christian worship for over 900 years, this glorious building has impressive cloisters and particularly fine roof bosses among its architectural delights. Music still plays an important role in daily services.

Norwich Ghost Walks, Norwich - 7.3 Miles away*

Hear the real-life stories of macabre goings-on, hauntings and the tragic events of yester-year, if you dare! A highly acclaimed guided tour that leads you on foot through the ancient and mystical streets of the City of Norwich.

Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich - 7.5 Miles away*

The theatre has a full calendar of events including plays from classic favourites to brand new plays by less well known writers. As well as their stage productions, they also offer drama classes for all ages and abilities.

The Forum, Norwich - 7.7 Miles away*

The Forum is a unique city centre venue for exciting and diverse entertainment from the world famous Comedy Store, to lively street theatre. The stunning glass atrium and expansive outdoor spaces host a great programme of free and ticketed events.

Britannia Pier, Great Yarmouth - 15.3 Miles away*

In the 19th century the pier was often used for evening band performances and open air concert parties. The theatre is now used for a whole host of entertainment including stand up comedians, live music and tribute bands.

Pinkfoot Gallery, Cley-next-the-Sea - 22.8 Miles away*

The gallery exhibits some of the best ‘art inspired by nature’ in Britain, in work ranging from the abstract to the realistic, from oils to encaustic techniques and from prints to porcelain. Sculptures include amazing woodcarvings and bronzes.

Halesworth Art Gallery, Halesworth - 25.7 Miles away*

Specialising in the work of artists with an East Anglian connection, The Halesworth Art Gallery aims to 'exhibit modern painting and sculpture of the highest possible standard on a non-profit-making basis and for the general enjoyment for all'.

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