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Sitting in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, Coltishall is a beautiful village surrounded by even more beautiful countryside, and is the perfect place to stop for a picnic. Though Coltishall’s origins are lost to time, it has been considered an important village since the time of the Domesday Book, and was once a key boat-building centre for the broads. Nowadays, it is a sleepy place, centred around the beautiful Church of St. John the Baptist. If you decide to stop in Coltishall, make time for a walk around the village’s perimeter, which is filled with stunning views and unique historical sights.

If you’re navigating from Oulton Broad and have spent a night at Thurne, Horning, Wroxham or Hoveton, Coltishall makes a perfect picnic spot for the next day. Despite its historic importance, little of Coltishall’s significant shipbuilding past survives, but the village and its surroundings remain a beautiful, meditative walking spot.

Coltishall is home to two of the most distinctive Broads pubs, the Rising Sun and the Kings Head. Both pubs offer moorings, as well as large outdoor seating and play areas where families can relax and while away a sunny afternoon. Should you need to restock on the essentials, Coltishall does have a small post office and shop, but if you’ve got time it’s well worth making for nearby Wroxham, where you’ll find Roy’s the world’s largest village store.

Coltishall is the place to be on a sunny afternoon, so if you find yourself navigating through the village on a cloudless day, make sure you take the time to stop and enjoy a refreshing drink at one of the village’s delightful traditional pubs.

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