Hoveton & Wroxham

Bure Valley Railway - Wroxham

Wroxham to the east of the River Bure is often referred to as the ‘Capital of the Broads’ it was here that recreational boating on the Broads began, when John Loynes started the first hire boat firm at the end of the 19th Century. Business soon developed and the Roy brothers opened a grocery store to supply holiday makers with the necessary provisions before they embarked on their holiday.

Today Wroxham and adjacent Hoveton are a thriving hub of activity and you will find plenty of options for shopping, eating and drinking.There is also lots to keep you entertained, hire a Canoe from the The Canoe Man and explore the back waters of the Broads that cannot be reached by cruiser or take a trip on the Bure Valley Railway, a 15 inch gauge steam railway which runs between Wroxham and Aylsham. Wroxham Miniature Worlds is the largest indoor modelling attraction in the UK, with some of the largest model railways in the world on permanent public display. 2 miles out of town on Tunstead Road is Wroxham Barns, where you will find shops, cafe & restaurant, crafts, a junior farm, children’s fun fair and 18 hole adventure golf. Wroxham is also a great place to stop if you fancy a trip in to Norwich as there are regular buses and trains between here and the city.


  • Free BA moorings are available on the Coltishall side of Wroxham bridge (use the bridge pilot).
  • Norfolk Broads Direct
  • Barnes Brinkcraft
  • The Wroxham Hotel

Eating & Drinking 

  • Bouchon
  • The River Kitchen Cafe
  • The Wroxham Hotel
  • The Kings Arms
  • Yim Siam
  • The Old Mill Restaurant
  • No. 14 Cafe
  • The Bridge Tea Rooms
  • Ken’s Traditional Fish & Chips
  • McDonalds
  • The Bridge


  • Roys
  • Massingham Bros Butchers

Pump Out/Water/Diesel 

  • Norfolk Broads Direct
  • Barnes Brinkcraft

Tourist Information 

  • Hoveton Visitor Centre
  • The Canoe Man

Pictures of Hoveton and Wroxham