3 June 2021 Travel
You are looking for inspiration for your next camping adventure in England? An area which is great to discover by motorhome is Norfolk, a stunning English country and home of seaside resorts, some of England’s most beautiful beaches and the famous Broads. This article will show you everything there is to discover in Norfolk and will present you the best motorhome campsites for your stay.
Located in the East of England, Norfolk enjoys direct access to the North Sea. Driving alongside the ocean, taking long strolls at the beach and waking up to the sound of waves and seabirds - Norfolk is the perfect place to enjoy a calm but exciting vacation close to nature. Anybody who likes to explore beautiful landscapes, flora and fauna will be thrilled by this part of England, especially the Broads, a network of rivers and lakes in Norfolk’s East.
A campervan trip is the perfect way to explore the magnificent coastline, the beaches and impressive historic monuments. Your motorhome will allow you to travel in your own pace, stay flexible and independent. The beauty in a camping vacation lays particularly in the possibility to spend it as close to nature as possible. Instead of waking up in a hotel, you enjoy your first cup of coffee with a magnificent view on the Norfolk coast!
The second reason why we recommend you a camping vacation in Norfolk are the many campsites and motorhome parks in the area. On the 2,074 square miles big country, there are more than 110 campsites to choose from, more than 70 of which also accept motorhomes. In order to help you in your decision-making, we will present to you our favorite motorhome campsites in Norfolk.
First of all, however, let’s take a look at what Norfolk has to offer in terms of sighs!
Hollam Hall is an impressive country house, built in the 18th century. It represents one of England’s most important examples of Palladian architecture. If you visit the house’s interior you will be impressed by the opulent Marble Hall, the Long Library and the Green State bedroom. Be sure to also explore the 25,000 acre-big grounds of Holkham Hall, such as the Walled Garden, Leicester Monument and Holkham Lake. It is open for visitors on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays. More information about Holkham Hall, including ticket reservation can be found here.
Another impressive building not to miss on your trip to Norfolk is Sandringham House. The 150 year-old house is the private home of Elizabeth II and other members of the royal family. It is surrounded by 20,000 acres of gardens, parks and woodlands. If you would like to visit the estate, you have to pre-book your tickets online. The ticket price to visit house and garden is £20.00 for adults, minors can visit for free.
A must on your stay in Norfolk is Cromer Pier, a stunning seaside pier, which also houses a lifeboat station and the Pavilion Theatre. The latter hosts the famous ‘end of the pier’ variety show. Take a stroll at the beach, take a look at the sunset and glace at this beautiful Victorian building. Interesting fact: The English Government tried unsuccessfully to blow it up in World War 2 in order to prevent it from being used by the enemies.
Probably the most well-known attraction in Norfolk and a paradise for nature lovers. The Norfolk Broads National Park is a network of rivers and lakes formed by the flooding of peat workings. About 117 square miles big, it holds seven rivers and 63 broads. A big recommendation is to discover this peaceful piece of Norfolk by boat. You could for instance rent a canoe or wherry and take an expedition to the many little hidden towns. It also is home to a big variety of rare plants and animals.
Blakeney Point is one of the biggest winter colonies in England and home of its largest Grey Seal colonies. We recommend you to book a trip on a local ferry departing from Morston Quay. You can choose between a variety of different organised tours in order to properly discover this four mile long Natural Reserve. During summer or winter, it will be an expedition you will not forget! A great place also for kids!
Looking for the best motorhome and campervan sites in Norfolk can be quiet overwhelming, as there are more than 70 campsites to choose from. In order to help you not to get lost in this research, we collected 5 very recommendable campsites, which are perfect for a stay with a motorhome, campervan or caravan. Depending on which part of Norfolk you want to stay in, which kind of facilities you desire and what your budget looks like, you can make your choice!
This motorhome site is located In the midst of Norfolk Broads. It holds 111 pitches, 93 of which are hardstanding. It is a campsite exclusively for caravans and motorhomes and located near the riverbank. You will find it close to How Hill, St Benet's Abbey and Wroxham Barns. This site is open from April to November.
Highlights: The Norfolk Broads Caravan and Motorhome Club Site is close to the villages of Horning, Ludham and Potter Heigham. Due to its idyllic location, this site is a recommendation for dog owners. Another highlight is the price, which is quiet low in comparison to many other campsites.
Prices: About £9.70-£12.90 per day for adults, depending on the type of pitch chosen. Please note, that the price can be higher if you are not a club member.
Woodhill Park is located right next to the coast, just a couple of minutes from Cromer. It is a Caravanning and Camping Park, offering different kinds of pitches for motorhomes. You can choose between different features, such as an electric hook-up point, an extra large pit of up to 100 sq metres, water and sewer connection and tv aerial connection. This site’s facilities include toilets, showers, hairdryers, baby changing, laundry and washing up sinks and a family bathroom.
Highlights: A spectacular clifftop location with an amazing view on the coastline and the surrounding countryside. Woodhill Park also possesses a play area for children and a giant chess and draughts board.
Prices: For a serviced pitch in High season you will pay £18.30 per night; for a serviced premium one it will be £22.05.
This 5 star Caravan & Camping Park is located in the North West of Norfolk and is the nearest campsite to historic King’s Lynn. It offers the standard facilities such as sanitarian facilities, water disposal areas, water points, Wifi and a shop offering camping accessories and gas.
Highlights: Located in about ten acres of parkland, King’s Lynn Campsite is ideal for everyone interested in visiting Caithness Crystal, St. Margaret’s Church and Castle Rising Castle. Not far from this campsite you can find many local pubs and restaurants. This Caravan and Camping Park accepts all kinds of motorhomes, including large RV’s.
Prices: During the Peak season prices for pitches (incl. electricity) amount to £30.00 per night for 2 people. For a hardstanding pitch, an extra fee of £2.00 will be demanded. For more information visit their website.
Rose farm Touring Park is situated right to the Broads in a quiet rural village called Beton. It is a family friendly and calm campsite surrounded by beautiful countryside. The equipment includes free ice-pack freezers, chemical toilet disposal points, electric hook-up points, fresh water outlets, calor gas exchange and heated facilities.
Prices: For a non hook-up pitch prices per night (including 2 persons) during the peak season are about £18.00. For a hook-up pitch they amount to £28.00. For more information visit their website.
This 5-star campsite is an adults-only campsite, located about 15 minutes inland from Cromer and next to the small village Erpingham. About 6 miles from the coast, it does not offer a direct ocean view, but is a good starting point to visit Norwich and Norfolk Broads. Facilities include free Wi-Fi, 16 amp electric supply, television aerial socket, drinking water supply and grey waste water disposal drain. The campsite includes 35 pitches, both grass and hard standing ones.
Highlights: Deer’s Mead is in proximidity of Weaver’s Way and Marriott’s way, which are great destinations for walking and cycling activities. Sheringham and Cromer and not very far away as well.
Prices: During high season the price per night is £28.00. The fee for extra adults is £8 per night. It is open from March to the end of October each year.
We hope to have inspired and helped you with the preparation of your next motorhome vacation in England. You are still looking for the perfect motorhome? Find your dream vehicle amongst our big range of travel vehicles and rent a campervan in Norfolk from experienced travellers!