If you fancy venturing towards the northern end of the Norfolk Broads then we definitely recommend that you stop at the lovely village of Coltishall, which can be found a short distance to the north of Wroxham (the capital of the broads). Coltishall is located along the edge of the River Bure, giving you easy & convenient access to Wroxham by water & all that the area has to offer. If you’re planning on travelling by river you’ll need to be aware that Wroxham Bridge could stand in your way, due to it being quite low. If you’re definitely planning on travelling to Coltishall from the southern side of Wroxham Bridge then you will need a boat low enough to safely travel under the bridge and we can help thanks to our selection of holiday cruisers. If you’re travelling by road, you will be able to reach Coltishall quickly & conveniently without any trouble at all but if you’re new to the area then a sat-nav or map is recommended just in case.
You’ll definitely need your energy when exploring the village & the beautiful surrounding area, so why not make one of your first stops at one of the lovely local pubs that serve freshly cooked meals at very reasonable prices. One of these fantastic pubs is the Red Lion on Church Street. Here you will not only find some lovely grub but also a superb selection of alcoholic beverage including real ales and wines. If you need to pick up some supplies for your trip or some quick refreshments then the Mace Shop & Post Office is where you’ll want to head to next. You will receive a warm welcome from the friendly staff who are always happy to help and you’ll be spoilt for choice with what’s on offer.
There are also some wonderful walks to enjoy, which will take you through the village, along the river and across the bridges, bringing you around in a circle, so you won’t have to worry about walking too far away. This is a great way to explore everything the village has to offer, while enjoying the peaceful atmosphere that the Norfolk Broads are so famous for.
Location of Coltishall
Coltishall is located towards the northern part of the Norfolk Broads network approximately 7.9 miles to the north of Norwich and 3.3 miles from Wroxham.
Where can I stay near Coltishall?
Whether you want to stay on water or on land, Horning Ferry Marina offer some of the best solutions for Norfolk Broads holidays near Coltishall. Enjoy luxury holiday cruisers, cottages, penthouses and riverside homes where you can enjoy a relaxing stay and explore everything that the UK’s largest wetland has to offer. To browse the full selection of accommodation, visit our website. If you would like to visit Coltishall just for the day & aren’t too fussed about travelling then stay near the southern broads at the multi-award winning Waveney River Centre.
What else is nearby?
A short distance down river is the very popular Hoveton Village (Wroxham), where you will find a selection of shops including the famous Roys of Wroxham department store. There are also some lovely places to eat here, so whether you fancy fish & chips by the river or sitting down for a tasty roast, you won’t be short of places to visit. You will also be very close to Hoveton Great Broad and Salhouse Broad, as well as many other scenic spots that you can enjoy on or off the water.