Stalham is a beautiful market town that sits on the northeast edge of the Norfolk Broads on the River Ant. Thanks to the town’s great location, you will have easy access not only to the vast broads network but to the beautiful Norfolk coast also, making Stalham the perfect location if you want to see the best of Norfolk all in one place! The town is home to a busy staithe and there is plenty of opportunities to rent a boat for yourself, so you can take to the waterways and discover what the broads are really all about.
Where Is Stalham?
Stalham is located about 15 miles northeast of Norwich on the A149. See the map below for details:
Where To Park At Stalham
Stalham offers plenty of parking opportunities, so once you arrive in the town, keep a sharp eye for those elusive parking signs!
Once you’re on foot in the town there is plenty of walking to be done. The high street runs from one end of the town to the other and is definitely worth an explore, as there are some great little shops waiting to be discovered. There is also a big Tesco’s available, which is great if you need to stock up on supplies if you’re holidaying in the town or on a boat of your own. If you would like to explore the entire town, there are a number of circular walks available that will lead you around the area, passing through the best parts of the town including the staithe and boat yards. If you fancy a really long walk, Stalham is only four miles from the Norfolk coast, so walking (or cycling) to the beach for the day is more that doable!
What Else Does Stalham Offer?
Stalham is home to the Museum Of The Broads, which is the only museum in the world detailing the effect that man has had on the broadland environment. Here, you will be able to discover the history of the broads dating back to how they were formed and learn about their development both by nature and by man. If you love boats then you’ll love learning about the different kind of boats that were used on the broads over the last two centuries that are part of the museums fascinating displays. It’s not only tourism that keeps the broads alive, there are many traditional ways of living and working that are also covered during the museums tours. There are plenty of refreshments available, a gift ship, audio handsets and also plenty of entertainment to keep the kids busy!