The Broads' distinctive low-lying, wetland landscape is unique. Artists and photographers have long been inspired by the play of light on open water and the vast open skies.
The traditional building materials and styles used in the construction of houses, churches, boats and windmills help to give the area its distinctive look.
The rich variety of habitats from shallow lakes and marshes to fen and carr woodland provide perfect homes for a wealth of rare plant and animal life. The Broads is renowned for its many species of birds and the fens alone have 250 plant species as well as being rich in invertebrates.
For the novice or expert this is one of the best inland waterways in the world for leisure boating. The broads are shallow and safe for learning and having fun. They’re linked by six rivers to create more than 200kms of navigable waterways, which bring with them challenges such as low bridges and changing tides.
The coastline of Norfolk and Suffolk is spectacular with an almost uninterrupted sandy beach running from Waxham in Norfolk down past the southern broads into Suffolk. There are a host of charming seaside villages to explore and the resort of Great Yarmouth has all the attractions you could ask for.
At the heart of Norfolk is the historic city of Norwich, the most complete medieval city in Britain. Its magnificent cathedral and castle dominate the skyline and there’s lots to explore - first class shopping, great restaurants and a famous market. For more information see the Visit Norwich website.