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December 19, 2017


Filed under: England,Holidays,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 12:32 pm

Norfolk – A popular holiday destination located in East Anglia in the United Kingdom, Norfolk is perhaps most famous for its Norfolk Broads. The county of Norfolk has an area of 2,074 square miles, a population of around 900,000 and has seven districts: Breckland, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Broadland, North Norfolk, South Norfolk, Great Yarmouth and Norwich. Norfolk is low-lying and flat and has been settled since Pre-Roman times. Norfolk has some popular seaside resorts among the best known being Great Yarmouth, Cromer, Hunstanton and Sheringham, but is best known for its Broads National Park which is a popular destination for boating holidays, fishing and the observation of wildlife. The Broads National Park covers an area of around 117 square miles with about 120 miles of waterways suitable for navigation, there are sixty three broads and 7 rivers, mostly within the county of Norfolk but some within Suffolk. Norfolk has just one city and that is Norwich which today has a population of over 200,000 people and during the time of the Normans was one of England’s largest settlements. The second largest settlement is King’s Lynn with over 42,000 residents.

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July 9, 2010

Amber Lodge Acle Norfolk Broads

Filed under: England,hotels,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 12:45 pm

If you are visiting the town of Acle in the Norfolk Broads this year you might want to consider staying at the Amber Lodge Hotel which is housed in a former rectory, in four acres of beautiful countryside on the western edge of the town. Offering wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and close to the city of Norwich, as well as the stunning Norfolk Broads National Park, the Amber Lodge offers the best of both worlds, peace and tranquility, and easy access to city centre, coast and waterways of the Norfolk Broads. Perfect as a base for a walking holiday or boating holiday, especially when the weather is fine, the Amber Lodge has ten bedrooms, all featuring en-suites, it has a fine restaurant for up to 100 diners, a bar and is licensed to hold wedding ceremonies (a wonderful location for this type of event). Situated just 10 miles east of Norwich, handy for the east coast of Norfolk, and within walking distance of the centre of Acle, the Amber Lodge could be just what you are looking for. Rooms are offered from £55 per night. Acle is in the heart of Norfolk and can be reached from the A47. Norfolk Map.

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