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The Broads

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Norwich, England
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Take a boat ride on the Broads of Norfolk county.

You can easily obtain tickets on line for a fun afternoon on a large party boat on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LRFrary
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Seattle, WA
The African Queen

We rented a cruiser from Richardsons boat yard in August 2017 for 4 nights with our grandsons... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Madrilesmary
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Lincoln UK
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This is an awe-inspiring region of interconnected waterways and lakes, which offers a wide variety of outdoor activities including boating, river cruises and an abundance of wildlife and scenery.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Norwich, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can easily obtain tickets on line for a fun afternoon on a large party boat on the Norwich/Norfolk County Breads. These medieval canals wander all over East Anglia on their way to the sea. If you are in for adventure, you can also rent...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a cruiser from Richardsons boat yard in August 2017 for 4 nights with our grandsons. Beautiful weather, beautiful scenery, appalling boat! Curtains falling off the rail, no curtains in the cabin, so no privacy. A toilet which showered us in sewage,extremely basic inventory......no...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for days out or longer stays, plenty to do in fair weather, in bad weather it would be very limited though.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

A wonderful way to see Norfolk at its best. Lots of wildlife to see, places of interest to visit and places to stop off to eat or have a drink. All types of boats available to hire, or you can go on a Broads Tour...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

We spent a fabulous day exploring the quite end of The Broads by boat. Hickling Broad, Horsey Windmill and the stunning rivers that connect the two. We started out from Martham Ferry Boat Hire.

Thank Nick H
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

We hired a day picnic boat from Richardsons, Wroxham on the 9th December, mad people you may say, but we have done this whenever we visit the area generally in December. Graham was really helpful, had the boat warmed up before our arrival. We had...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely tourist area,start in Wroxham for a bit of shopping and maybe a boat trip,fish and chips are lovely in any of the shops or the hotels,try Wroxham hotel on the river lovely views. Move on to Horning ferry for lunch food is fantastic and...More

Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Hire boat for the day had a fantastic day Richardsons Boat 🚤 ideal place to take the family and do a bit of fishing and call at the local pubs en route it is very busy in July and August on the Broads but it...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

These man made broads result from peat diggings and cover much of the area between Norfolk and Suffolk.During school summer holidays they can be very busy and the pubs crowded. If you can go in a quieter period thesecbroads provide a great way to relax....More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

The Norfolk broads is a gem on the edge of east anglia. Now with reasonable road links it's the perfect place to spend a relaxing holiday or short break away from the hassle and gun crime in the rest of the U.K. There are plenty...More

Thank Terry T
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shane m
19 January 2018|
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Response from lindacV7434KV | Reviewed this property |
ranworth is a good top food at the malsters is fab have a walk to the church and climb the tower if u dare also a nature walk across the road from the pub or go tour woodfords brewery.Horning has a great deli and is very... More
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Response from Graeme F | Reviewed this property |
Hi the first part of your journey is on the River Ant if memorys serves and it's one of the narrower rivers so take it easy and get the feel of the controls of the boat, they'll have explained what to do, but manoeuvring for... More
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