Planning your perfect Norfolk Roadtrip
21 May 2024

Planning your perfect Norfolk Roadtrip

Thinking about a Norfolk holiday this year? Here’s a list of some of the things you can do in this beautiful county. Read the latest Thurlow Nunn blog.

Planning your perfect Norfolk Roadtrip

England offers some incredible natural beauty. But when it comes to gorgeous coastline, stunning countryside and pleasing towns and villages, few places match up to the beauty of Norfolk. 

We at Thurlow Nunn have a close relationship with the county of Norfolk, with no fewer than five of our locations situated within its borders.

And of course, one of the best ways to explore Norfolk is by road. With a trusted vehicle at your disposal, you can take in the majesty of the county on your very own roadtrip.

Whether you are from the area and want to explore a little wider, or are considering your own Norfolk roadtrip, in this blog we have put together a list of the best beaches, towns to visit and things to do in Norfolk.

With the county offering a great choice for the best roadtrip in the UK, here are a few things to consider adding to your itinerary in order to have a truly memorable time taking in this wonderful part of the world.

Norfolk’s best places to visit

Norfolk is packed full of quirky towns and quaint little villages, with plenty of places to drive to and enjoy.

The Norfolk coastline offers some particularly charming spots, with Wells-next-the-Sea home to pretty streets with plenty going on, as well as a picturesque quay and a sandy beach just a short walk away from the town.

A little down the coast is the town of Cromer. This buzzing coastal spot boasts a wide and beautiful beach, as well as an interesting pier. Cromer also has a host of quirky shops to enjoy, as well as many classic seaside features like amusement arcades and fish and chip shops.

Away from the coastline is the town of Aylsham, which sits between Cromer and Norwich. Aylsham is home to a pretty market place, a number of houses dating back to the medieval period, and Blickling Hall, a National Trust country house.

The south-east part of the county is home to the famous Norfolk Broads, and the town of Wroxham is a hub of water-based activity. Often called ‘The Capital of the Broads’, Wroxham is a lovely place to wander around, grab some food and enjoy the scenery.

And finally, returning to the Norfolk coastline, the town of Heacham is well worth a visit. As well as having an impressive beach, the village itself is charming and scenic in its own right. And you can visit the nearby world famous Heacham Lavender farm!


Norfolk’s best beaches

One of the most appealing aspects of a roadtrip around Norfolk is the prospect of taking in some of the county’s incredible beaches. With beautiful dunes, golden sands and wonderful views to take in, Norfolk holidays are not complete without spending some time on the county’s beaches.

Brancaster is home to one of Norfolk’s most serene stretches of sand, with this secluded beach providing a great place to wander along and take in the beauty of nature.

A little further along the coast is Holkham beach, which offers a vast expanse of sand to enjoy, and if you’re lucky, sun to go with it! This part of the Norfolk coastline is unspoilt and really something special, so is well worth exploring.

The village of Mundesley offers stunning sands with plenty of amenities nearby, while still maintaining that small town charm. This definitely makes it one of the places to visit on the Norfolk coast.

And of course there are larger places at which to enjoy the sun, sand and sea. Hunstanton on the North Norfolk coast has plenty going on, while Great Yarmouth is one of the classic British holiday resorts.

Norfolk’s best things to do

If you want your Norfolk roadtrip to incorporate some exciting activities for you and the family, then you will not be disappointed by what’s on offer.

For history lovers, a visit to Norwich Cathedral is well worthwhile. Dating back to the 11th century, this cathedral is a triumph of architecture, with a stunning spire and many beautiful spaces to explore. This can easily be included in a visit to Norwich, which offers great shopping and restaurants, as well as plenty of charm.

Grime’s Graves is another interesting place to visit in Norfolk. Britain’s only open Neolithic flint mine, you can descend into the ground and get a real feel for the history of our neolithic ancestors, as well as wander around the beautiful landscape above the ground.

For any animal lovers out there, the Watatunga Wildlife Reserve is worth adding to your itinerary. This wildlife safari gives you the option to enjoy a guided buggy tour where you can get up close and personal with some incredible animals, including water buffalo, antelopes and oryxes.

For those keen to engage with our underwater friends, the Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre is a gem of a place to visit, with brilliant creatures from the deep to enjoy.

And if you are keen to walk in some incredible natural surroundings, Thetford Forest Park is the perfect place. With 18,730 hectares to explore, this is a great spot to unwind and forget about the world.

Enjoy Norfolk with Thurlow Nunn

Roadtrips are a great way to get to know a place and all its charms, and Norfolk is certainly somewhere best explored by road. We hope this blog has given you some food for thought as to where to visit in Norfolk, and perhaps had you reaching for your suitcase.

Thurlow Nunn is proud to have five locations dotted throughout this beautiful county, with showrooms at King’s Lynn, Norwich, East Dereham, Great Yarmouth and Holt.

If you are in need of a new or used vehicle with which to enjoy all that Norfolk has to offer, then be sure to plan a visit to your local Thurlow Nunn dealership.

If you have questions, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team. We will be happy to help you!