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The village of Halvergate, though only a couple of miles off the A47 Acle to Norwich road, sits on the edge of marshes that stretch eastwards to the horizon. At one time the village was a seaport on the giant estuary now long gone, though Braydon Water, the lake three miles distant formed by the Bure, the Yare and Waveney meeting to the west of Great Yarmouth, gives an idea of what once was. The bridge on the road from the Stracey Arms to the village affords a great vantage point to enjoy the view for those pressed for time, but it is far better to walk the area. The Weavers’ Way passes through Halvergate, and takes hikers to the Berney Arms on the shores of Braydon Water, accessible by train, boat and on foot but not by car. At the last census Halvergate had a population of 468, enough to keep the Red Lion pub busy. The church of St Peter and St Paul dominates the village, a looming late medieval structure with napped flint walls and an impressively high tower. Inside a now restored 14th century window of St Christopher is on display, a stunning find in this out-of-the-way corner of Norfolk. For centuries Halvergate was an island amidst bogs and marshes that were dangerous and difficult to cross. For a time this land was drained by the wind pumps visitors will see strewn across the landscape, unsettling the fragile wetland ecology, but in recent years some of that damage to the habitat has been reversed, and the marshes are now a Site of Special Scientific Interest, particularly attractive to bird-watchers. At sunset the marshes seen from the right spot can provide unexpected moments of breathtaking beauty as birds come in to settle for the night.

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School Lodge Country Guesthouse (0.13 miles)

School Lodge Country Guesthouse
School Lodge Country Guesthouse is a converted school house providing 4 star rated quality accommodation in the wonderful Norfolk. countryside.Located just outside Acle in the beautiful village of Halvergate.

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Travelodge Great Yarmouth Acle (2.37 miles)

Travelodge Great Yarmouth Acle

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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The Amber Lodge (3.09 miles)

The Amber Lodge

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Standing in its own grounds of four acres, the former Rectory is a charming family run country hotel. Traditional hospitality, personal service and individual touches ... More

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The Hove (3.36 miles)

The Hove

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Spacious detached bungalow on the main river.

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Caldecott Hall (4.73 miles)

Caldecott Hall

Caldecott Hall is a 400 acre country estate enjoying fine scenic views stretching from an historic Viking burial ground to the waveney forest, making it an ideal base from which to explore The Norfolk Broads.With ... More | visit website

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Fritton House Hotel (5.41 miles)

Fritton House Hotel

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Fritton House is a relaxed award winning restaurant with rooms in a countryside location close to the Norfolk Broads. The house may look traditional from the outside, but inside you ... More

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The Apartment (5.69 miles)

The Apartment

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The apartment is situated on the outskirts of Great Yramouth - with easy access to A47 and A12 and a short distance from the main shopping areas, retail parks, beach, ... More

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Horse & Groom Hotel (5.78 miles)

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Located in the peaceful, rural area of the Norfolk broads, which boasts of 100 miles of waterways. The Horse & Groom ... More
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Glebe Cottage (5.97 miles)

Glebe Cottage

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Situated in the charming hamlet of West Caister near to Caister Castle. Your beautiful garden houses the ruins of St. Edmund's monastery.

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Cor Blimey (6.05 miles)

Cor Blimey

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Just 50 yards from free fishing on the River Chet, this delightful character cottage has been lovingly restored to offer a high standard of accommodation. Ideal for ... More

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