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Norfolk Broads Boat Hire April 2019 Newsletter

Spring Bank Holiday 2019 - 4 Night breaks from £95 per person
Will we still be Europeans by the time of the Spring Bank Holiday, or will we have confirmed our intention to strike out on our own by then? The uncertainly is causing an amount of anxiety about taking a holiday overseas. Hedge your bets and opt for a holiday afloat on the wonderful Norfolk Broads. No passports, greencard insurance or medical expense travel cover required!
-Click the boat names for more information

Boat Name

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Gala Girl
4 3 27th May £610 £203

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Ruby Gem
4 4 28th May £537 £134

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Summer Horizon
4 5 27th May £477


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Brinks Concerto
Barnes Brinkcraft
4 6 28th May £1155 £192

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Brinks Harmony
Barnes Brinkcraft

4 8 27th May £1419 £177

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4 12 27th May £1341 £112



7 4 23rd May £715 £179



San Marino
7 4 24th May £1002 £250

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Broadland Galaxy
7 6 25th May £1002 £250

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Fair Sovereign

7 6 24th May £1915 £319

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Glistening Horizon

7 7 24th May £1002 £143

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Brinks Melody
Barnes Brinkcraft

7 8 25th May £1995 £249

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Prices shown are the accommodation charges taken from the Hoseasons reservation system, and do not include damage waiver or fuel deposit. Prices are correct at the time of writing but remain subject to change.
Full terms and conditions available on the Hoseasons website
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This Month's news and features

Live Music and Other Events Listing
Our guide to where you can find live music, quizzes, beer festivals etc throughout the summer season has been reinstated for April and beyond. If you are due on the Broads in the next couple of months and like to take in some entertainment, take a look at the listing HERE. It's will be updated monthly throughout the summer season until October.

Norfolk Broads City, town and Village lowdown - Stalham

Richardsons boatyard at Stalham

After travelling across Barton Broad on the River Ant, the river diverges. One route takes you to the villages of Wayford Bridge and Dilham whereas the other takes you to Stalham and Sutton. The villages are sign posted so you should have no trouble choosing the correct direction to travel. Stalham is a small town to be found at the furthest point of this branch of the river. It is also the home of the largest boatyard on the Norfolk Broads - Richardsons.

Richardsons host over 100 of their own cruisers so unless it is a turnaround day, i.e. when holidaymakers leave or take over their boats, there are usually moorings available as many of their own craft will be out cruising. Moorings are also available at Stalham Staithe, adjacent to the Museum of the Broads. You will need to look at our map linked below to get an indication of where these are. Take the left hand channel rather than entering the boatyard to find them. They are more picturesque but are limited and popular. As such it is wise to consider the boatyard moorings as a plan "B". From either of the moorings you have a 10 minute walk to reach the Stalham main street.

Local Attractions: The Museum of the Broads is the stand out attraction here. Depicting life on and around the Broads as it used to be in times gone by, you are able to see how holidaymakers would have fared in Victorian times when the area was starting to open up to boating holidays. Living and working on the Broadland rivers is also displayed with many of the implements used. More information HERE

Eating and Drinking: Swan Inn - Restaurant and bar food. To be found on the main street. The Grebe - Bar food. On the main street. The Harnser - Bar food. Turn right at the main street towards Sutton. The Mermaids Slipper is a restaurant close to the staithe. Hunters Cafe and Restaurant is on the main street.

Other Services: Tesco Supermarket - five minutes walk from the moorings. Newsagents - use Tesco. In Stalham twon centre you will find a butchers, fish and chips, Chinese and Indian Takeaways, a doctor's surgery and Boots the Chemist. There are now no banks in Stalham. However, Tesco's has a cash withdrawl machine on-site. Public toilets and waste disposal are available within the Richardson boatyard complex.

TIP: If you can get in at the public staithe moorings, these are the nearest to Tesco and the high street.

For more information and locations consult our Stalham map

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