Things To Do
Pulham Market is ideally situated to explore everything East Anglia has to offer. The beautiful Norfolk and Suffolk coastlines, the green and luscious countryside, bustling market towns of the Waveney Valley, quaint villages with traditional Norfolk flint-walled cottages, the famous Broads and the lovely city of Norwich are all within easy reach.
The Great Outdoors
Walking - Pulham Market is perfectly situated for walking with a number of circular walks into neighbouring parishes starting from the village. For those looking for a longer walk through stunning South Norfolk countryside, The Boudicca Way is a 36 mile footpath linking Diss and Norwich. The path passes right past our front door a stay at The Old Bakery makes the ideal base for anyone walking the path.
Cycling - The gentle undulating Norfolk terrain and quiet back lanes are also ideal for cyclists and there are a number of cycle routes for all abilities. If you don't have a bike of your own, or would prefer not to bring it, we have a friendly cycle shop nearby with a good selection of bikes for hire and they deliver to our door - please contact us if you would like more information.
Coast - The beautiful beaches of Norfolk and Suffolk are ideal for strolling, sunbathing and picnics. The coast is an easy drive from Pulham Market whether you want to explore the wild North Norfolk coastline, the fun of the traditional seafront at Great Yarmouth or have a leisurely sojourn to beautiful unspoilt Suffolk coastal towns of Southwold with it's fantastic pier and Aldeburgh.
Birdwatching, Nature Reserves and The Boards
Situated on the borders of Norfolk and Suffolk in the beautiful countryside of the Waveney Valley we're ideally situated for visiting numerous bird and nature reserves including Redgrave and Lopham Fen, Minsmere RSPB Reserve and The Broads.
Local Towns & Norwich
The nearest town is Harleston, a lovely higgledy-piggledy town of unique shops, galleries and tea shops to explore a mere 5 minutes drive away. Diss is a slightly larger town a little bit further away hosting a market on Fridays and a Farmers Market for local produce on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
Norwich is Norfolk's capital city just 30 minutes drive away with lots of car parks and an excellent park and ride system, with the nearest site at Harford at the top of the A140.
The historic city of Norwich is dominated by its magnificent Norman cathedral, boasting the largest cloisters in England, the second tallest spire in the country and an amazing 1,200 carved stone roof bosses - one of the greatest art treasures of medieval Europe. Norwich is proud of its past and present status. Its ancient buildings and city wall remains make it the most complete medieval city in Britain. In medieval times Norwich was one of the greatest cities in England, and today, as East Anglia's capital city, it still is - offering a rare blend of historic interest and modern sophistication.
Shopping in Norwich is a rather unique experience - high street stores, designer brands, independent shops and quirky goods are all on offer in this city listed as one of the top 10 places to shop in the UK. Outside of London's Oxford Street, Norwich is the only place in the UK to have 4 national department stores as well as a local independent department store, Jarrolds, within its city centre.
The VisitNorwich website has loads of information and details of what's going on in and around Norwich.
100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum
Housed in the original airfield control tower and other atmospheric buildings 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum is a moving testament to the Americans who came to Thorpe Abbotts in Norfolk to fight alongside the allies during World War Two
Bressingham Steam & Gardens
Whether your passion is Gardens, Steam, Exhibits, Rides or even a mixture of them all Bressingham has something for everyone.
City Boats are based in Norwich and offer a range of daily scheduled river trips from 20 minutes to 3¾ hours. For the more adventurous why not be your own skipper for the day and hire one of their self-drive boats or a day cruiser.
Lotus Driving Experience - Guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping!
If extreme performance turns you on, the Lotus Driving Academy is a must! A nerve tingling opportunity to put yourself in the driving seat of the iconic Lotus Elise. See the pedigree sports car in production at the famous Lotus factory and then prepare yourself for an exhilarating ride with a Lotus instructor.
The English Whisky Co. is the first and only registered whisky distilling company in England. Take a tour, learn all about the whisky making process and finish with a tasting.
Museums, Stately Homes, Gardens, Animal Parks and Guided tours
Norfolk and Suffolk have loads to do and places to visit from steam trains to stately homes, model villages to gardens, there really is something for everyone. Click here for the Visit Norfolk website or here for Visit Suffolk website to find out more.