Broadland market towns

In Broadland, we have three market towns. Find out more about each market town below.

Acle

Sailing boat on Acle broad

The village of Acle is in a prime position on route between Great Yarmouth and Norwich, it is also part of the Broads National Park area, and it is for this reason that the village is known as "The Gateway to the Broads." Acle is a growing town with many facilities but still manages to retain its traditional character, and is surrounded by green spaces and walks to enjoy.

One mile from the centre is Acle Bridge where there are two boatyards which offer boat hire and an excellent view of the River Bure. A sailing regatta takes place each year, west of the bridge, which attracts sailing boats from all across the Broads. You can connect to many smaller Broads villages from Acle.

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Aylsham

People at the market in Aylsham town centre

Aylsham is one of only five UK Cittaslow towns, symbolising the slow living quality of life here. The real charm of Aylsham is in its beautiful architecture, strong sense of heritage, bustling town centre and real community ethos.

The market place, which is owned by the National Trust, is the heart of this Norfolk market town. It hosts two weekly markets, monthly farmer’s markets and a host of community events throughout the year. Aylsham’s church is also very active, and is the burial place for of the famous landscape designer, Humphry Repton.

You will also find several independent shops to explore and the popular Keys Auction House. If you are hoping for a walk, Aylsham has several long distance paths that cross through the town, and it is also close to the historic Blickling Hall and Estate.

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Reepham

Reepham sign with a church tower behind it

Reepham is an attractive market town, set in beautiful countryside between the Bure and Wensum valleys. The town dates back to 1277 when Sir John de Vaux, whose lordship of Hackford extended into the parish of Reepham, obtained a charter from King Edward I for a weekly market. A local market takes place every Wednesday morning.

Reepham has a cosy feel to it, with plenty of dining experiences to enjoy as well as a unique churchyard setting. Reepham holds festivals and other events regularly, and is also on the Marriott’s Way path route.

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To find out more information on any of our market towns, please go the Visit Norfolk website or contact the relevant town council.

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