Campsites in Norfolk
At any time of year, Norfolk is the perfect destination. A low-lying county in the East of England, Norfolk offers miles of beautiful and unspoilt coastline, the Broads National Park, nature reserves, spectacular wildlife, picturesque villages, bustling market towns and seaside resorts. Camping in Norfolk really is the perfect choice whether you are looking for a family holiday, romantic weekend, activity break or fun day out.
Just 30 minutes gentle walk from the centre of Norwich, this surprisingly rural campsite is situated on the banks of a fishing river, next to a smallholding with chickens and geese. Anglers can access the river directly from the site, while walkers and cyclists can enjoy a multitude of trails across the Norfolk Broads. Also good for walking and cycling, and indeed nature lovers, is Whitlingham Country Park, which is home to a number of animals and birds. Other nearby attractions includes the Coleman’s Mustard Shop and Museum, Norwich Castle, Bewilderwood, a curious treehouse adventure, and the Strumpshaw Steam Museum.
Set in the heart of a Royal Estate, the Sandringham campsite is exquisitely beautiful with majestic trees set between many of the pitches. Close to the Norfolk coast, this site is a real retreat. The campsite is screened from the local community and other visitors to the grounds and has a lovely, wooded feel. There are a wide range of facilities including a shop, wi-fi, dishwashing and public telephones. Outside of the campsite are 600 acres of woodland to explore, while the RSPB have reserves at nearby Snettisham and Titchwell Marsh; perfect for birdwatchers.
Located right on the edge of the forest, this peaceful campsite is surrounded by natural history. Home to rare butterflies and plants, the forest also conceals a variety of wildlife including red, roe and muntjac deer. The popular east coast resorts are just an hour’s drive away. Thetford Forest is Britain’s largest lowland forest and the local area, known as The Brecks, is one of the driest parts of Britain with its own distinctive landscape, wildlife and history. From the campsite explore the Peddars Way National Trail – a walk that follows a Roman Road from Suffolk to the Norfolk coast.
A hidden gem nestling in an idyllic location, this campsite is just a short walk away from the beautiful and unspoilt coastline of North Norfolk. Inland you will discover the gentle, rolling countryside of East Anglia. The site offers access to some excellent walks, many of which take you down to the local beaches or give the option to jump on the North Norfolk Railway, known as the Poppy Line, because of the flowers lining the track in summer. The rock pools at West Runton are particularly worth a visit. Other nearby days out are Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary, Cromer Museum and Holkham Hall.
More about Norfolk
From the medieval period until the start of the Industrial Revolution, Norwich was England’s second city. In the present day, Norwich is still just as popular with its ancient streets packed full of shoppers, street entertainers, arts and music. The city offers over 1500 historical buildings, an exciting arts scene, and delicious local produce and drink.
Outside of the city, the county of Norfolk is home to a magical water land; a uniquely stunning environment shaped over thousands of years by the human hand working side by side with nature. The Broads comprise of rivers, lakes and stunning wildlife; all of which can be enjoyed on the peaceful paths and cycle ways that run throughout this area. Dotted around this wonderful environment are unspoilt villages and market towns that make this county so wonderfully special.
All campsites in Norfolk offer plenty of activities and major attractions within easy reach. From medieval churches, country parks and gardens, wind and water mills and historic buildings, to museums and galleries, camping in Norfolk is the perfect holiday for all the family.
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