Great Canal Journeys on the Norfolk Broads

The latest episode of Great Canal Journeys saw everyone’s favourite boating couple Tim & Pru explore Britain’s magical waterland- the Norfolk Broads.

Thurne Mill on the Norfolk Broads
Thurne Mill on the Norfolk Broads

The episode followed the couple onboard the classic 1938 wooden cruiser ‘Lady Christina’ as they took a trip back in time, discovering the history of this ancient waterways network. Highlights of their journey included St Benet’s Abbey – the ruins of a medieval monastery situated on the River Bure. They also visited Toad Hole Cottage Museum at How Hill; the museum is housed in a tiny marshman’s cottage, that would have been home to a family in Victorian times. The couple then journeyed to Great Yarmouth, igniting many happy childhood memories for Timothy West, having spent many a summer vacation by the seaside. They also crossed over to the southern Broads, cruising on the tidal waters to Reedham Ferry.

St Benet's Abbey
St Benet’s Abbey

Why not plan your own ‘Great Journey’ on the Norfolk Broads? We have classic wooden cruisers available to hire; the majority requiring no previous experience as hirers receive full training on arrival. We have some great last minute and also plenty of early booking discounts for 2018 holidays on offer so now is the perfect time to start planning your break away.

Traditional Wooden Cruiser 'Judith'
Traditional Wooden Cruiser ‘Judith’

All boats have heating on board along with other home comforts. There are a variety of cruisers available, some classic and vintage, others more modern and luxury.  There is something to suit everyone’s individual tastes and needs.

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