Another of Norfolk’s fine historic market towns is the town of Aylsham, which can be found a short distance to the north of Norwich on the River Bure. This charming town is a popular destination for those visiting the Norfolk Broads & rightly so, as there scenery is stunning & there’s plenty to keep you busy. When it’s time to stop for lunch, you will have an impressive selection of places where you can stop for a quick bite or a full meal. Food Lovers café & deli offers a great selection of delicious food & Mrs Potts café is the perfect place if you’re after a Full English. Alternatively, sit down & enjoy the menu at The Marketplace Restaurant & Courtyard Café or simply enjoy a pint at the Erpingham Arms, Plough Inn or one of the other fantastic pubs around the town.
After a lovely lunch, why not spend some time exploring the local shops that Aylsham has to offer. If you’re staying in self-catering accommodation, you may want to take advantage of the local bakery and butchers & lets not forget about the specialist chocolate and sweet shops. It’s a great place for window shopping & there are some lovely walks you can take around the town and into the surrounding countryside. Why not enjoy an afternoon stroll along the banks of the River Bure.
Location of Aylsham
Aylsham is approximately 12.8 miles (27 minutes) from the centre of Norwich & 11.2 miles (25 minutes) from Wroxham.
Where can I stay near Aylsham?
One of the great things about Aylsham is that it can be reached easily no matter where you decide to stay on the broads. Horning Ferry Marina can be found on the southern side of Wroxham Bridge, just passed the village of Horning. Here you will be able to hire luxury holiday cruisers for as long as you like and there are also many luxury riverside properties available for unforgettable holidays by the water.
What else is nearby?
A little further down the River Bure from Aylsham, you will come across the lovely village of Coltishall. If you can’t get enough of the scenic Norfolk countryside then this little village is well worth visiting and if you head even further down river you will come to Hoveton Village (Wroxham), the capital of the Norfolk Broads. Sit back & relax by the river, enjoy the shops or continue your journey down to some of the nearby broads where you can take advantage of the wonderful walks and unbeatable natural views of the water & woodland. See if you can spot some of the lovely wildlife that live within the area, which include herons, otters and many beautiful butterflies. Bewilderwood adventure park is also nearby & it’s great for kids who need to let off some steam.