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Places of interest around the Broads

The Broads have a treasure-trove of interesting places to visit. Here are but a few of them.

Berney Arms Mill
The tallest wind pump in the country, wonderful views of the marshes. Access by boat, train (Berney Arms Halt) and footpaths from Halvergate and Great Yarmouth. Open: April-September. Group bookings only. Telephone (01493) 857900.

Stracey Arms Wind pump
Restored to working order, with photographic display on history of Broads drainage mills. Situated beside River Bure on main road between Acle and Great Yarmouth. Open: April-September daily 9am-8pm.

Thurne Dyke Windpump
White painted brick tower mill, built in 1820. Open April-September (2nd and 4th Sunday each month) 2pm-5pm, or by appointment. Contact Mrs D Nicholson on 07796 407864.

Neatishead Radar Museum
Situated between Neatishead and Horning, with varied displays showing the history and development of the Radar. Open: 2nd Sat each month, bank holiday Mondays and April - September Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-5pm (last entry 3pm).

Time and Tide Museum
Blackfriar’s Road Great Yarmouth, exhibits on the maritime and fishing heritage of Great Yarmouth. Open: April-October daily 10am-5pm and November-March Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm-4pm. Tel (01493) 745526.

Norfolk Broads Boat Hire

Take to the helm and hire a day boat on the Norfolk Broads. Broads Tours allows you to independently explore the beauty of the Broads at your own pace and in your own style, from the perfect starting location.

Burgh Castle
Remains of 3rd century Roman fort built to defend the coast from Saxon raiders. Situated on the edge of the River Waveney with views over Breydon Water and Halvergate Marshes. Open: daily. Tearoom and information available from Easter - October.

Ludham, St Benet's Abbey
Derelict windpump and ruins of Benedictine monastery founded in the ninth century and re-endowed by King Cnut in the 11th century, located on the edge of the River Bure. Open: daily.

Ranworth, St Helen's Church
The 'Cathedral of the Broads', dating back to 1370 with high tower offering wonderful views. Also visitor centre housing a photographic display on East Anglian churches. Open: daily.

Somerleyton Hall
Impressive house rebuilt in 1846, gardens, garden trail, maze and miniature railway. Open: Easter - October Thursdays, Sundays and bank holidays, also July and August Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Gardens 11am-5.30pm, Hall 1pm-5pm (last admission 4.30pm). Gardens are also open on Sundays from November-December.