Horning, Norfolk Broads Holidays

Horning, Norfolk is a village situated on the banks of the River Bure in the centre of the Broads National Park. The word ‘Horning’ translates to ‘The Folks who live on the high ground between rivers. You will find the River Ant just to the north east of the village. It is currently home to around one thousand people and it’s interesting history dates back almost one thousand years.


Horning is an attractive village with a mixture of thatched buildings and picturesque waterside properties. A popular tourist destination that offers a range of shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs together with several local places of interest. A number of Broads surround the village making it a magnet for sailing, boating and water sports enthusiasts. There are several annual regattas locally and the opportunity to hire a boat for the day, short break or holiday.

Horning Visitor Attractions

The impressive Southern Comfort double decker paddle steamer is moored at Horning. This river cruiser can accommodate up to one hundred passengers on it’s regular cruise along the river Bure to Ranworth and back.

Horning staithe is a pleasant location to relax, eat a meal or enjoy a drink whilst watching the boats, yachts and wildlife on the river.

Just outside the village is the 13th century Church of St. Benedict which displays the Abbot of St. Benet’s processional banner and a medieval treasure chest.

Walk east from Horning along the River Bure towards where it meets the River Ant and you will discover the remains of St. Benet’s Abbey. Some parts  of this Grade I listed building are believed to date back up to one thousand years.
Just outside the village is the award-winning Bewilderwood theme park.
The Horning ferry which crosses the river to Woodbastwick has been in existence for hundreds of years. Carrying foot passengers, cycles and pet dogs, it departs from outside The Ferry Inn riverside public house and restaurant.