The Norfolk village of Brundall is a wonderfully traditional village in the heart of Norfolk, sitting on the northern bank of the River Yare. This superb riverside location allows you to enjoy easy access by river, making it a convenient place to visit if you’re planning a boating holiday. The River Yare is one of the three main rivers of the Norfolk Broads & links up with the River Bure, which leads to the northern broads and the River Waveney, which will take you down south towards the southern broads. The river will also take you to the fine city of Norwich, which is another fantastic place to explore during your holiday.
During your time in Brundall you will have the opportunity to enjoy the Mid Yare National Nature Reserve, which is home to some amazing wildlife. This stunning natural area offers many walks along the lanes & paths and it’s also a brilliant place for a bit of cycling, so make sure that you explore it if you’re going to be visiting on two wheels.
The centre of the village is pleasant and well laid out with all of the amenities sitting conveniently close together, so you won’t have far to travel on foot when seeing what the shops have to offer. If fine dining is what you’re after then head to the Lavender House Restaurant on The Street. Here you will find fine dining in Norfolk at it’s best with a varied menu offering a selection of exquisite dishes.
Like most of the villages in Norfolk, Brundall has a historic past, visible in some of the pretty architecture and presence of two churches. St Michael’s church dates back to the 15th century & boasts a square tower. St Laurence’s church on the other hand has no tower but instead has a double bell turret, which all dates back a little further to the 13th century. The reason the village has two churches is due to the merging of Brundall with the smaller village of Braydeston in 1883. Both churches survived & still stand proudly to this day.
Location of Brundall?
Brundall is located 8.9 miles (19 minutes) to the east of Norwich.
Where can I stay at Brundall?
Located between Horning Ferry Marina & Waveney River Centre, Brundall can be reached easily from either of these popular places. Waveney River Centre is a multi-award winning holiday park specializing in luxury lodge holidays on the Norfolk Broads. These lodges include designated pet friendly lodges, so you can bring your dog along with you, as well as selected lodges with hot tubs. The park is located to the south east of Brundall along the northern bank of the River Waveney. From the lodges you can enjoy beautiful views of the marshland and there are no main roads nearby, so you can sit back & enjoy the sounds of nature. Horning Ferry Marina is to the northeast of Brundall and is the place to be if you’re looking for Norfolk Broads boating holidays, as it boasts a fleet of holiday cruisers ranging in size.
What else is nearby?
The fine city of Norwich is conveniently close to Brundall and is ideal for anyone who loves what city centres have to offer (shops, restaurants etc.) It’s also overflowing with history, so you won’t have to travel far before you come across an historic site. These include Norwich Cathedral & Norwich Castle Museum, which houses a selection of fascinating artifacts. City Hall is also worth a photo or two, as this impressive structure boasts the longest balcony in the country and directly opposite is Norwich market, which is in fact one of the largest outdoor market in the country!
If you would prefer to see more of the countryside & the beautiful Norfolk Broads, journey north & you will soon reach one of the most popular areas of the broads near Hoveton Village (Wroxham), which is considered to be the capital of the Norfolk Broads. This village has a selection of lovely shops including Roys of Wroxham. There are many broads nearby including Salhouse Broad, which offers a wonderful woodland walk and canoe hire.