Historical Landmarks on the Broads
The Broads may be famed for their waterways, but did you know that the east of England is also home to some interesting history? Discover some of the best places in this post...
The Broads’ landscape is actually man-made which was constructed as a byproduct of two centuries of excavation. During the 12th century the woodland areas in Norfolk had been cut and inhabitants started to dig enormous pits to find peat to use as a fuel source. This resulted in the channels gradually become filled with water and creating a wetland.
The Broads also has a diverse ecosystem ranging from water shrews to larger mammals such as otters. Many plants growing in this area, like stoneworts, are unique to the Broads as well as species of bird such as Cetti’s warbler, this being the reason why its Britain’s largest protected wetland. As well as the fantastic wildlife, The Broads is also known for it's range of watersports, especially narrow-boats.
Where to stay in and around the Broads
With the wealth of things to see and do around the Broads, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to fit it all into one day. So why not make a mini-break or holiday of it and stay somewhere nearby? To give you some ideas we’ve rounded up some of the best accommodation options near to the Norfolk Broads: