Norfolk is just a short train ride away from the capital, and you can get there easily from all over the country too. Once in the beautiful county, there are several unique places to stay, in the various distinct areas will all provide a different experience to your vacation. Depending on what you want from your staycation Norfolk is varied enough to have it all!
Nestled in the heart of Norfolk, is the beautiful medieval city of Norwich. Filled to the brim with independent shops and cafes, art and culture, you won’t be short of things to do and see, and beautiful places to grab a drink or try some new food. With great transport links to the rest of the county, you can even catch a short train ride to one of Norfolk’s quaint seaside towns such as Sheringham. Scattered around the city centre are a selection of boutique and independent hotels, and if you would prefer the cheaper alternative, why not have a look at the Airbnb options in the midst of it all.
If you would prefer a more quiet break, why not check out some Country Cottages in Norfolk? At this time of the year, you could rent a gorgeous cottage for the whole family in North Norfolk for example, which have no shortage of Christmas Markets, Christmas Tree Festivals and Christmas shows around the holiday period. You can take long country strolls, sample proper pub food, and just spend some quality time with the family- all within 3 hour’s drive from the bustling capital, and less than an hour drive from Norfolk’s unofficial capital; Norwich.
One of the beauties of Norfolk is that you have some of the most stunning coastlines in all of the UK, right on your doorstep. A majority of Norfolk beaches are golden and sandy, which is great of you have little ones, and also a bonus if you want to get some attractive photographs of your holiday. Once again, you have no shortage of boutique or independent hotels to stay in, and Airbnbs to rent for the long weekend. One of the great things about steering clear of chain hotels this holiday season is that you can get a chance to soak up the rich Norfolk culture. Some Airbnb hosts even leave personal guides of the best local haunts to give a try on your holiday.
Did you know you could find Britain's largest protected wetland in Norfolk? The Norfolk Broads are a beautiful and natural addition to the county where you could spend the whole holiday if you are the ‘outdoorsy’ type. You can rent a boat on the broads in the summer time, there are beautiful cycle routes all year around, a perfect place for exploring too.
So the choice is yours. What kind of Norfolk staycation will you choose…?