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Upton, a small village on the river Bure between Norwich and Great Yarmouth, is one of those Norfolk settlements that offer a comfortable feeling of roominess, both in its situation and its layout. Most houses in the village enjoy space around them, with larger gardens than might be expected in most village settings. Even the village pub, The White Horse, has a large beer garden behind it. There is a pleasant mix of older buildings and new in the place, linked by narrow lanes lined with grassy verges. On Church Road coming in from Acle a lovely thatched barn is seen, passed its best but still impressive. To the south of the village in particular there are huge open fields, and the walk from The Green to Acle, past Fishley Church in its splendid isolation, takes you through these prairies. To the north west there is a road called Hanging Hill, a hill only in Norfolk terms, but which offers a glorious straight avenue of trees reminiscent of northern France.

The most imposing structure in the village, as ever, is the church, St Margaretís, like the village a mix of old and new: the tower is a 20th century restoration, its predecessor having toppled two centuries previously. The body of the church is probably 14th century, in the perpendicular style, and within there are relics of that time in the font and the piscina. While the two broads in Upton, cleverly called Big Broad and Little Broad, are privately owned and not open to the public, there is a yacht station on the Bure giving easy access to the village. By the half mile Boat Dyke leading to the Bure is Palmerís Hollow Post Mill, moved to the site in 1976, a rare example of its type. For those more interested in the natural world Upton Fen and Upton Boat Dyke Marshes are looked after by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Here will be found the usual wetland birds, including, if fortune favours, the bittern. The Boat Dyke and the Bure here are well stocked with coarse fish, the reedier sections said to offer good pike.

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The Amber Lodge (0.87 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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Travelodge Great Yarmouth Acle (1.46 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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School Lodge Country Guesthouse (3.92 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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Whispering Reeds (4.25 miles)

Whispering Reeds

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The generous river frontage and private moorings of this very comfortable detached property give on to a quiet waterway leading to the River Bure. A first floor ... More

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Horse & Groom Hotel (4.39 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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Innkeeper's Lodge Norfolk Broads (4.55 miles)

** ALL OUR RATES INCLUDE COMPLIMENTARY CONTINENTAL BUFFET BREAKFAST ** The hotel is situated on the banks of the River Bure in the heart of the Norfolk Boards. The hotel offers the perfect base from ... More | visit website
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Riverside Rentals (4.55 miles)

Riverside Rentals

We offer self catering holiday homes with character in fantastic locations on Grebe Island, Horning, in the Heart of the Norfolk Broads. All are set in their own grounds with river frontage, panoramic views and private mooring. Ideal ... More | visit website

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Oregano at Grove Farm Barns (4.80 miles)

Oregano at Grove Farm Barns

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Tucked away down a country lane in the heart of Broadland, and enjoying glorious views across open fields, a range of handsome barns has been tastefully converted ... More

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Broad House Hotel (6.19 miles)

Broad House Hotel

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A New Treasure to be Found within the Heart of the Norfolk BroadsBroad House Hotel, opened in September 2007 is a 16th Century Queen Anne country estate house set in ... More

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Hotel Wroxham (6.62 miles)

Hotel Wroxham
Situated in the heart of the famous Norfolk Broads and overlooking the River Bure, this hotel offers one of the best dining experiences in the area in 'The Waterside Terrace Bar and Restaurant'. Guests may ... More | visit website

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