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Scenic driving route around Norfolk

RIVERS, CASTLE AND STATELY HOME ROUTE

Taking the route to Norwich you’ll pass along the lovely riverside village of Thorpe St Andrews and enter Norwich near the home of the Canaries (Carrow Road). One of Norwich’s most famous landmarks, Norwich Castle, was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago. Explore the Castle’s history as a palace and later as a prison, and enjoy fabulous collections of fine art, archaeology, and natural history as well as the Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum collections. Norwich Castle has a secure car park underneath it in the Castle Mall car park.

Leaving Norwich you’ll head via Reepham. Reepham is a beautiful market town and home to a quaint pub renowned for its live jazz in the summer, clothing boutique, antique shop and a lovely selection of cafes. Not far from Reepham is Blickling Hall. Nobody ever forgets their first sight of Blickling. The breath-taking 17th century red-brick mansion and ancient yew hedges sit at the heart of a magnificent garden and historic park. The landscape, with its hedges and narrow tree-lined lanes has changed little over the centuries and is quintessentially Norfolk. The countryside is a hive of hidden activity, made up of farms and woodland, cattle and sheep, barns and cottages; all contributing to the rural charm of the surroundings.

A short cross country drive from Blickling brings you to Wroxham, the heart of the Norfolk Broads. The riverside at Wroxham is a popular spot to sit and watch holiday makers go by expertly navigating their large cruisers under Wroxham’s small bridge. A popular Norfolk attraction is Wroxham Barns where you can buy many traditional Norfolk crafts and treats.

START: Brundall Bay Marina Riverside Estate
Brundall, Norwich NR13 5PN, UK

Take The St and Cucumber Ln to Yarmouth Rd/A47 in Brundall
8 min (1.8 mi)

Continue on A47 to Norwich
7 min (5.6 mi)

Continue on Martineau Ln/A1054. Take A147 and Rouen Rd to Castle Meadow
7 min (1.6 mi)
21 min (8.9 mi)

STOP 1: Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
Castle Meadow, Norwich, East Anglia NR1 3JU, United Kingdom

Take St Andrews St and Duke St to Pitt St/A1402
3 min (0.6 mi)

Take Reepham Rd to Market Pl in Reepham
25 min (12.5 mi)
28 min (13.1 mi)
Market Pl
Reepham, Norwich NR10 4JJ, UK

Head west on Market Pl toward Station Rd/B1145
210 ft

Turn right onto Station Rd/B1145
Continue to follow B1145
6.5 mi

Turn left onto Cawston Rd
0.6 mi

Turn left onto Blickling Rd
1.3 mi

Turn right
282 ft
18 min (8.5 mi)

STOP 2: National Trust – Blickling Estate
Blickling, Bickling, Norfolk NR11 6NF, United Kingdom

Head west
18 s (282 ft)

Take Blickling Rd, Scottow Rd, Tunstead Rd and Market St to Tunstead Rd
24 min (12.0 mi)
24 min (12.0 mi)

STOP 3: Wroxham Barns
Tunstead Road, Hoveton, Norwich NR12 8QU, United Kingdom

Take Tunstead Rd and B1140 to Honeycombe Rd in Salhouse
10 min (4.6 mi)

At the roundabout, continue straight onto Honeycombe Rd
2 min (1.0 mi)

Continue on Belt Rd. Take Woodbastwick Rd to Station Rd in Brundall
10 min (4.1 mi)

Drive to your destination
4 min (0.7 mi)
25 min (10.3 mi)
Brundall Bay Marina Riverside Estate
Brundall, Norwich NR13 5PN, UK

These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.