Horning village is a beautiful broadland village that sits serenely on part of the River Bure just a couple of miles down the road from Wroxham in Norfolk. In this quaint, peaceful little village you will find many great opportunities to sit back and relax next to the river by either having a drink at one of the local pubs in their riverside beer gardens or a cup of tea at the local riverside tearoom. As you gaze out onto the stunning natural sites that surround the village, you will surely be a little envious of the residents who live in the riverside properties but you don’t have to be, as there are many stunning properties that are available to rent all year round!
Where is Horning?
Horning Village is nearly three miles to the east of Wroxham and is around ten miles from the centre of Norwich. See the map below for more information:
Where to Park at Horning
There is plenty of parking at Horning, however the parking spots can fill up fast especially in the summer seasons when tourism is high, so make sure you get there fairly early. If you’re not visiting in the peak seasons then parking won’t be a problem as there will most likely be plenty of space available in the nicely sized pay and display car park that is located to the right as soon as you enter the village. This car park is a great one to use because it leads straight out onto a grassy picnic area that runs along the River Bure, a perfect place to have your picnic! Some more parking is available just around the corner at the village hall. Although there is a slight walk back to the village centre, parking here is free and there is also a large green space with a children’s play area, which is nice for walks and letting the kids run off some steam! Parking on the roadside is also available, however make sure that your keep a look out for permit holders only signs, double yellow lines and other restricted parking. When in doubt, always use the car parks where possible and the locals are very friendly, so don’t hesitate to ask if you’re not sure.
If you’re arriving by boat, there are plenty of places to moor, however please take note of any signs, restrictions and charges in place before you leave your boat.
Although Horning is a fairly small village, there are still some wonderful walking opportunities to take advantage of such as Horning Staithe and Green. Here you can take a relaxing stroll next to the river and even stop and sit on one of the many benches to take in the sights, including the mooring of boats which can be quite addictive! If the sun’s out, why not head up to Horning Village Hall where there is a beautiful green expanse of grass that prefect for a walk or picnic. It is highly recommended that you take a walk down Lower Street, as this will take you past many beautiful properties along the river and over bridges eventually coming to the very much loved Ferry Inn as well as a small boat marina and a leisure centre.There are plenty of hidden gems around the village, so don’t hesitate to have an explore while you’re there!
What else does Horning offer?
There are plenty of lovely places where you can sit down for a nice traditional meal, including the Swan Inn in the riverbank and the Bure River Cottage Restaurant, which is just across the street from the Swan. There is also a delicatessen, art gallery, tea rooms and of the course the Southern Comfort Paddle Steamer, which is a two storey steamer that is available for single trips or private hire around the area, helping to make your visit to Horning an unforgettable experience!
If you are after a tea or coffee or some lovely cooked food why not try the Staithe N Willow Restaurant and Coffee shop. A wonderful and traditional 17th Century Thatched place offering quality food. We completely recommend them as they cook from fresh food and use local produce. They are located off of the village green on the river front.