Norwich Rivers

The river Wensum runs through Norwich coming north-west into the city. Historical use of the river meant it was used for the transportation of goods and trade, helping Norwich to become England's second city and in the 13th century Caen stone was brought from Normandy by water into Norwich to build Norwich Cathedral. Today the river is used for much more leisurely purposes!

The Wensum flows out south of the city past Norwich City Football Club to Whitlingham – Whitlingham Country Park is the gateway to the Broads, Britain's magical waterland. It is here the river merges with the Yare, continuing eastward to the Broads and into the North Sea.

Boating in Norwich

Day boats and holiday cruisers can moor at Norwich Yacht Station to enjoy the delights of the city. Boats are welcome to overnight at the Yacht Station which is only minutes from the centre of Norwich so it's an easy walk via Norwich cathedral to reach restaurants and bars, shops and attractions. A stay on the river also makes for a more interesting trip and a more affordable one!

Insider tips;

  • Taking a motor boat from Wroxham to Norwich we suggest a 4 night stay. One night to Norwich, a couple of nights in the city and one again to get back! The journey would take you through Great Yarmouth and Breydon Waters and then into Norwich via Whitlingham.
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