See also Hoveton
Wroxham & Hoveton are generally regarded as the same place. Wroxham is mostly residential with Hoveton being the shopping centre
Home to several boatyards
Boatyard Moorings for hire craft
Public moorings Hoveton
Most facilities, shops,pubs etc.. in Hoveton
The Brewery Tap (The Shed)
Wroxham and Hoveton St. John are two connected villages, split by the River Bure. Most of the village facilities are actually in Hoveton, but are generally known as Wroxham - the capital of the Norfolk Broads. Boats of all kinds are for hire and there are also an abundance of shops and a large department store. Most of the shopping is dominated around the Roys brand, claiming to be the worlds largest village store! Wroxham contains many visitor attractions including a riverside park, the Bure Valley steam railway and Hoveton Hall gardens and Wroxham Barns craft centre. The village certainly is a busy spot in high season, but is open all year round and is well worth a visit at any time of the year.
Wroxham church of St. Mary, is about a mile South of Wroxham Bridge and is much larger and more traditional than the tiny church in Hoveton. A fine carved Norman doorway, stained blue, leads into a fine and beautiful church with some striking stained glass, 18th century wall monuments and modern altar hangings. A striking modern glass screen divides the main congregational seating from the draughty main door, but can be opened out for baptisms, weddings and large services.
There is a Shell petrol station in Wroxham about a mile from the river on the main road.
Barnes Brinkcraft Wroxham Photo courtesy of Dan
(Wroxham side of river)
Broads Tours (wheelchair access dayboats)
The sounds of marching troops, described as a roman legion, have been heard in this area. A dubious source, said this is most likely to occur on the following dates: 13 & 16 April; 7 & 21 May; 1, 4 &11 June; 5, 13 & 19 August; 13, 15, 22 & 26 September; 7 & 9 October.
Wroxham bridge is also one of the 11 bridges crossed by Sir Thomas Boleyn. The headless Sir Thomas can be seen driving his coach on the 19th of May the anniversary of his daughters execution.