Watch our brand new video with writer and broadcaster Pete Goodrum, who has written several books on the history of Norfolk and the Norfolk Broads! We take a look at the unusual inception and beginnings of this fabulous area of the UK, and the popularity of visiting the Broads all year round as a holiday home and staycation destination!
The History of The Norfolk Broads
So, what exactly is this area we call Broadland? In a way, the mills are very much a part of the answer; they are wind pumps used to drain the land. Pumps and drainage are an important part of the story, because the fact is, this area is not what it first appears to be, as the Broads are in fact man made!
Why do people love the Broads for a staycation and holiday home location?
When people think of the Broads the first thing that springs to mind is the boats, the big Norfolk skies and for most staycationer’s see the Norfolk Broads as a summer destination. However, for people who love wildlife, bird watching, fishing, sailing, walking and people who own holiday homes with Tingdene Lifestyle in East Anglia, the Broads has something to offer all year round. The Broads are a great example of somewhere you can run away to without the need for a runway. You don’t need the hassle of airports and flights to find something beautiful abroad when you have the Broads right here in the UK. They cover over 300 square kilometres of wetland and they boast over a quarter of the UK’s rarest species.