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You'll be spoilt for choice of things to see and do in Norfolk. Owners Frank & Di are official Norwich Ambassadors and are happy to help you with your plans for sightseeing and discovering the area if needed.

Things to do in Norfolk
Situated in East Anglia, Norfolk is famed for its rural locations, North Norfolk coastline and the Broads National Park. The city of Norwich is also one of the top 10 shopping destinations in the UK.  The North Norfolk coast is approx 40 minutes away and the East coast (Gt Yarmouth etc) is just 30 minutes.

The Broads National Park - Britain's Magical Waterland
Glebe Barn is located in the Broads National Park. Described as Britain’s Magical Waterland, the Broads is a timeless, tranquil and uniquely beautiful environment shaped by people working hand in hand with nature over thousands of years.

The Broads
Visitors can experience its rivers and lakes alongside peaceful paths and cycleways and the unspoilt villages and market towns in the area.

Rich with wildlife from swallowtail butterflies to otters and marsh harriers, a holiday in the Broads National Park offers visitors the opportunity to sail, walk, birdwatch or just relax and take in the scenery.

There are over 190 miles of footpaths including both the Wherryman’s Way and Weaver's Way. Running through the heart of the Broads it follows the route of the River Yare from Norwich to Great Yarmouth.

You can take part in wildlife boat trips or hire a day boat to explore and relax in this peaceful environment. Visit for ideas and inspiration.

Historic Norwich
One of the finest heritage cities in the land, Norwich has over 2000 years of history and is also a finalist for the UK City of Culture 2013 and home to the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.  It is just 7 miles from Woodbastwick making it easy to discover.

Norwich is East Anglia’s capital city and its ancient buildings and city wall remains make it the most complete medieval city in Britain. Twelve of the city’s finest heritage buildings span over 1000 years of history. These include Norwich Cathedral and the impressive Norwich Castle, which dates back to the 12th century and is now the county’s principle museum.

Norwich CastleNorwich Cathedral

The Forum Norwich

In contrast to its medieval heritage, Norwich also has the architecturally stunning Forum which hosts Europe’s biggest digital gallery and is also home to the Tourist Information Centre, regional BBC studios and Norwich’s public library.The most visited library in the uk. 

Cobbled Elm Hill

Norwich city centre has been voted as one of the top 10 places to shop. You'll find a mixture of modern shopping malls and high street names as well as an eclectic mix of independent shops which are mostly centred around the Norwich Lanes. This area of medieval streets, lanes and alleys includes traditional pubs, delis and independent shops. The annual Norfolk and Norwich Festival is held in May each year.


North Norfolk Coast
Discover unspoilt beaches coupled with country lanes and market towns.
North Norfolk stretches for 43 miles with three quarters of the coastline designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty.

 The seafront townscape of Cromer has traditional pier variety shows and one of Norfolk’s more prominent church towers. Nearby Sheringham has striking architecture and a home to the arts.

The harbour town of Wells-next-to-the-sea is famous for its sand dunes. A short drive away at Blakeney Point, you can visit the precious bird sanctuary and enjoy seal watching.

Further inland the market towns of Holt, Aylsham and Fakenham provide a variety of tearooms, antique shops and art galleries.

The rich North Norfolk landscape epitomises the exceptional beauty of the area.

Places to Visit
There are many places to visit as part of your Norfolk holiday. Almost all attractions are within an hour drive from Glebe Barn. We would recommend some of the following activities.

Walking and cycling

Discovering Broadland's churches – 6 church trails from 5-15 miles

Out & about – eleven circular walks from 3-6 miles

Off the beaten track – nine cycle tours from 10-20 miles

Marriotts Way

Bure Valley Path

North Norfolk beach walks

Wherryman’s Way


Whitlingham Broad

Horning and Wroxham  


Blickling Hall

Bure Valley Railway

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Gardens 2 Season tickets available to borrow

Wroxham Barns

RSPB Strumpshaw Fen nature reserve

Bure Marshes

Theatre Royal


Useful Links

In order to plan your stay in Norfolk, you may find the following websites useful.