All Things Norfolk Directory

Broadland and Greater Yarmouth

For a collection of great local independent businesses in Broadland and Greater Yarmouth Norfolk including Great Yarmouth, Gorleston, Wroxham, Ludham, Horning, Aylsham, Acle, Coltishall and surrounding villages which includes pubs, restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfast, shops, attractions, wedding services, business services, local producers, arts, crafts and gifts, health and beauty, everything for the house and garden,

Aylsham Station, Norwich Road
Village, Town or City: Aylsham
Postcode: NR11 6BW Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Phone number: 01263 733858
Fax Number: 01263 733814
Website: Website Title

The Bure Valley Railway is Norfolk’s longest Narrow Gauge Steam Railway and operates between the old market town of Aylsham and the bustling Broads towns of Wroxham and is within easy reach of Norwich and the coast.   It was built on the track bed of part of the former Great Eastern Railway and the nine mile line runs through a stretch of lovely, rural Norfolk, following the river Bure through meadowland and ancient pastures, stopping occasionally at small country villages.

Trains operate on a daily basis from the beginning of Easter to the end of October with special events throughout the year, including Santa and Mince Pie Specials.   The railway also offers a very popular boat train which gives the opportunity for a journey by steam followed by a cruise of the Norfolk Broads.   For those who would like to realise their childhood ambitions to be a train driver, Driver Experience Courses are available during the off-peak periods.

The railway’s facilities include an 80-seater café at Aylsham, which can provide everything from a cup of team to a full meal, a large souvenir and model railway shop.   The railway’s workshops are also based at Aylsham and often open to the public.   At Wroxham Station there is a gift shop and a large second-hand book shop with over 5,000 books run by the Friends of the Bure Valley Railway.  

All trains have special wheelchair accessible coaches and disabled toilet facilities at both Stations.  Free parking is also available at both Stations. We are also Dog Friendly.

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Facilities:
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Children Welcome
  • Groups Allowed
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Woodgate, Cawston Road
Village, Town or City: Aylsham
Postcode: NR11 6UP Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Phone number: 01263 731510
Fax Number: 01263 731510
Website: Website Title

Established in 1982, this family-owned Nursery prides itself on its customer friendly service with a small team of helpful staff.

The Nursery offers a wide range of plants with between 800 and 1000 perennials, as well as a good selection of trees, shrubs, climbers, conifers and heathers.

OPENING TIMES

Summer Opening 9-5pm

Winter Opening 9-4pm

Directions: At A140 roundabout south of Aylsham, take the B1145 west towards Cawston. The Nursery is about 1 mile along this road on the left hand side. 

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Facilities:
  • Cafe
  • Parking
  • Outside Seating
  • Disabled facilities
  • Children Welcome
  • Groups Allowed
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8 Bridge Court, Fishergate
Village, Town or City: Norwich
Postcode: NR3 1UE Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Paul Dickson
Phone number: 01603 666011
Fax Number: 0871 989 2094
Mobile Number: 07801103737
Website: Website Title

Paul Dickson is an independent tour guide offering walking tours in Norwich and the Broads National Park. Book Paul direct for the following tours: 

Norwich Tours

Historic Pub Tour

River, Merchants and Markets

The Great Market

The Maids Head Hotel and Tombland

 People and Places - Colegate and Elm Hill

 Boardman and Skipper, Victorian and Edwardian architects

Norwich on the Dark Side.

In the Broads National Park groups can book Rails, Trails and Sails - a day tour combining  ‘Monks, Mayhem and Murder in Norwich with a train journey to Reedham and an exploration of the area with stories of the wherries, railways and Romans.

Paul is an official City of Norwich Tourist Guide and a Norwich Ambassador.

Paul is also an independent publisher working with Norfolk writers.

Main photograph courtesy of Daniel Wildey/English National Parks Experiences Collection.

 

Facilities:
  • Children Welcome
  • Groups Allowed
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PO Box 1239
Village, Town or City: Norwich
Postcode: NR12 8XF Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Chris
Website: Website Title

Chris Crowther spent 42 years of his working life flying aeroplanes and helicopters in various parts of the world, mainly West Africa as Chief Pilot of a helicopter operation, and where his first books were written. After hanging up his flying helmet, he skippered passenger boats on the Norfolk Broads where he now lives with his wife Sue, rowing and sailing while plotting his next “Jack Fellows” adventure.

THE “JACK FELLOWS” SERIES OF MURDER AND MYSTERY

Dastardly deeds are not something you automatically associate with Norfolk, but local author Chris Crowther has gone even further and used the tranquil magic of Broadland as the setting for his series of whodunits.

The sleuth in these stories is Jack Fellows, a navigation ranger with the Broads Authority, who spends his days patrolling the waterways, assisting boaters and enforcing the river by-laws. Like many rangers, he has a police background, in his case as a Detective Superintendant with Scotland Yard, and a copper’s instinct that looks beyond the carefree boating to a rather more sinister world of strange happenings and questionable deaths. For Jack, much to the dismay of his long-suffering wife, Audrey, this is just grist to the mill of his investigative skills. And so, amongst marsh and reedbed, old boatyards, dilapidated windpumps and unique wildlife, wrongdoers are pursued, though with many a twist en route, to a solution that will challenge every armchair detective until the very last page.

WATERPROOF – A brutal murder, but the police soon have their man . . . or have they?

STILL WATERS – A girl inherits a boatyard from her grandfather . . . except she’s never heard of either before in her life.

THE WATER FROLIC – A joint endeavour might just reconcile two very different communities, until . . .

WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE – How do you solve a crime that had to be impossible in the first place?

MURKY WATERS – The simple contents of a long-lost handbag lead down a trail that becomes ever murkier.

DEAD IN THE WATER – Could a despised new landowner really be the victim of a time-slip?

For more details, visit Chris’s website: www.chriscrowther.co.uk and to purchase any of his books please visit his store in the All Things Norfolk shop by clicking here

 

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Hall Farm
Village, Town or City: Horning
Postcode: NR12 8NJ Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Hannah
Phone number: 01692 630385
Mobile Number: 07825 833920
Website: Website Title

Hall Farm Cottages offer a wide range of high quality self-catering, bed and breakfast and holiday cottage accommodation in the Norfolk Broads. Our spacious Norfolk Broads Holiday Cottages are situated between the villages of Horning and Ludham a short drive from Wroxham, an ideal base for your holidays and exploring the North Norfolk Coast.

Our aim is to provide you with luxury accommodation at affordable prices in the heart of the broads. These holiday cottages provide disabled access, with dog friendly accommodation available upon request. There are also options if you are on holiday with the children, of any age. If you have a specific requirement please tell us, if we can’t help, we’ll know a man who can. The Hall Farm team will be pleased to help you anytime.

Our luxury self catering cottages include - WiFi Internet access available from your holiday cottage. - Spacious lounge with comfortable furniture and colour Flat Screen TV (Freeview). - Dining room with pine furniture. - Fully fitted kitchen with Microwave and Dishwasher. - Downstairs bedroom (twin or double) with roll-in en-suite shower room and WC. - One or two further bedrooms on first floor (twin or double). - Bathroom with shower and WC on first floor.

On your doorstep, just a stone’s throw away from your accommodation are pubs on the river, boat hire, shops, churches, fishing and an adventure playground to name but a few.. You can hire our holiday cottages for as little or as long as you desire.

Please feel free to contact us anytime. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Facilities:
  • W-LAN / WiFi
  • Parking
  • Disabled facilities
  • Children Welcome
  • Groups Allowed
  • Pets Welcome
  • Smoking Area
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Suite 63, 37 St Andrews St
Village, Town or City: Norwich
Postcode: NR4 2TP Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Andre
Phone number: 01603340989
Website: Website Title

Whether you are looking for an ethical parking management company to stop nuisance parking or a highly skilled security company with a commitment to the local community we provide car park management and security services throughout Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

We are CHAS accredited which means we are the only SSIP compliant parking management company in Norfolk.

All our staff licenced by the Security Industry Authority and hold current criminal records checks. We opearte liveried vehicles to ensure we remain cospicuous and our staff wear bodycams to record any contact with the public and for evidence gathering.

We also operate a full proof of presence to give peace of mind that we are attending a property when we say we are.

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