Come and see Brundall on the Norfolk Broads

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The village of Brundall is one of the Broads’ most popular stopping points, thanks to its beautiful, picturesque views and its long and storied history as a broadland boat-building centre. Brooms of Brundall was once one of the region’s major boatbuilders, but now the town’s economy has slowed to a sleepier and more relaxing pace.

Brundall is located on the north bank of the Yare opposite the stunning landscapes of Surlingham Broad, and is a great spot for a picnic, with many delightful walks to be taken. Especially rewarding is the walk from the striking church of St Laurence, which dates back to 1250, to the church of St Michael, which dates from the fifteenth century.

The village is filled with mediaeval architecture, with the oldest building being the Ram public house, which gives you an excuse to pop in for refreshment. The village also has plenty of shops, and is a good place to stock up on supplies if you’re running low, however, there is not much mooring available, so you may prefer to push on and restock elsewhere.

Brundall’s railway station makes it a great base for a daytrip to the seaside if you fancy taking a break from the broads. It’s also easy to travel to Norwich if you feel the need to head for civilization and do some shopping.

Image courtesy of Jeremy Halls