Wroxham is a village often referred to as the ‘Capital of the Broads’. It is situated alongside the picturesque River Bure. It is one of the most popular locations for boat hire with several companies located there. You can also enjoy a tour of the broads abroad the Broads Tour ferry.
Step across the bridge to the other side of the river and you will be in the village of Hoveton St John where most of the local shops, restaurants and businesses are located. Despite the two different identities, the entire area is normally referred to as Wroxham.
Wroxham is not all about boat hire
Wroxham is not only a popular base for those looking to hire a boat. It is also home to ‘Roy’s department store’ – believed to be the World’s largest village shop, plus Hotel Wroxham and The Kings Head hotel. You will also find a number of restaurants including The Old Mill, The Bridge American, The River Kitchen and the Wherryman’s Restaurant. Some offer excellent riverside views and al-fresco dining when the weather allows.
The village has a population of just over 1500 people and a Grade 1 listed church called St Mary the Virgin. In Hoveton the very small Church of St Peter dates back t 1624.
The beautiful Bure Valley Steam Railway (BVR) runs from the village to Aylsham. The nine mile journey takes around forty five minutes with several stops en-route.
Other attractions within easy reach are the Riverside Park, Barns Craft Centre and Junior Farm and the Hoveton Hall Gardens.
The village is also accessible by train. The Hoveton and Wroxham railway station has regular trains to Norwich, where onward travel connections are available.