Horning is a picturesque waterside, broadland village with breathtaking views over the River Bure. Lower Street runs parallel to the river; little has changed over the years, and the village looks very similar to how it did back in the 1930’s. Along the riverbank there are some lovely places to sit, relax and watch the world float by.
The village of Horning consists of various shops, cafés, pubs, restaurants, a hotel, leisure centre and swimming pool.
Fishing, boat hire and boat trips are all available in the village, along with the Horning Ferry a short walk along Lower Street.
The Swan Inn
The New Inn
Horning has two popular riverside pubs, both child friendly, The Swan Inn is a majestic building, dating back to the 19th century. It has been a distinctive landmark for many years and has featured in several books and films.
A little further along Lower Street is The New Inn, which has a lovely riverside garden with palm trees and a very spacious seating area. The surroundings and standard of food in both pubs is excellent, offering real ales and quality wine.
The Southern Comfort River Boat
Take a trip on the Southern Comfort, a double decked paddle steamer; the vessel is a luxury river cruiser which runs regular (seasonal) trips from Horning, along the River Bure, through the village and out to Ranworth and back, passing lovely old thatched houses, windmills and Norfolk reed beds. Throughout the trip there is an excellent commentary, including pointing out all the water birds around at the time. The Boat has its own bar and on some occasions a Jazz band plays onboard!
Many of Norfolk’s beautiful beaches are within reach of Tracara. Visit Wells, Southwold, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, Gorleston, or Cromer, with their sandy beaches, sea life, birds, and enjoy all that our magnificent coastline has to offer!
Norwich Pull Ferry
Slightly further afield is the fantastic city of Norwich, a wonderful place not to be missed; enjoy the arts, shop till you drop, try some of the many restaurants and visit the magnificent Cathedral. Norwich is only 11 miles from Horning, and is easily reached via the excellent Park and Ride service from Sprowston.
For children and the young at heart, the award winning Bewilderwood adventure park is not to be missed, it is a wild and imaginative adventure park with magical tree houses and a hint of intriguing characters, bringing a curious difference to the Norfolk Broads. It is the setting for the book ‘A boggle at Bewilderwood’ by local Author Tom Blofeld. Parents are encouraged to play alongside their children, which makes for a fabulous and brilliantly exciting day out for the whole family