More info: The village of Wroxham is considered to be the capital of the Norfolk Broads has been frequented by holidaymakers since the late 1800's. Wroxham is situated 8 miles from Norwich and 20 miles from Great Yarmouth and Cromer
Hoveton is a village located immediately across the River Bure from the village of Wroxham and connected by Wroxham Bridge. Whilst Hoveton is north of the river, Wroxham is south; but many people refer to the whole settlement as "Wroxham".
The East Norfolk Railway arrived in Wroxham and Hoveton between 1874 and 1876. John Loynes, regarded as the father of the Broadland holiday business, started the first boat hire firm on the Broads of Wroxham where he moved the business he had started in Norwich in 1878. Today, both Wroxham and Hoveton have several boat building and pleasure craft hire yards.
Wroxham has many visitor attractions including a riverside park, Miniature Worlds indoor model museum, the Bure Valley steam railway and nearby Hoveton Hall gardens and Wroxham Barns craft centre.