Boating Holidays in Brundall
On the northern banks of the River Yare, downstream from the medieval city of Norwich and upstream from Yarmouth on the east coast, Brundall is the ideal start point for a boating holiday in the Norfolk Broads. And although all the broads are interconnected, making cruises to Oulton Broad in the south, and Wroxham, Acle and Hickling in the northern Broads easily accessible, you can enjoy some delightful shorter cruises.
Cruise to the city of Norwich, passing lovely Surlingham Marsh nature reserve and Bramerton Common, said to be the most beautiful spot in the Broads, and when you reach Norwich, you can moor right by the magnificent cathedral, strolling though the precincts and along ancient, cobbled streets into the city itself. Here you you'll find an imposing Norman castle – now a museum – a superb choice of cafés, bars, restaurants, theatres, cinemas and nightclubs as well as extensive shopping opportunities.
A few hours' cruising south can take in RSPB Strumpshaw Fen to follow one of the nature trails or enjoy a spot of bird watching from an observation hide. There is also a steam museum with a fascinating collection of steam engines close by. Bear east on the River Chet and you reach Loddon, a pretty market town with an abundance of old-world charm.