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Hoveton is located in eastern Norfolk. Note that the part of the town across the River Bure from Hoveton is called Wroxham (and Hoveton itself is frequently considered as part of Wroxham). Both will be part of the same visit.
There are a sprinkling of shops in Hoveton, and a few restaurants (including a well regarded Chinese restaurant) plus the 'empire' of 'Roys of Wroxham' which falls on this side of the river and contains an extensive complex with supermarket, garden centre, DIY shop etc.
The main reasons that people visit Hoveton are:
- To take a trip in a pleasure boats along the pretty River Bure, on an organised tour or hire a boat yourself. If you don't like boats you can still enjoy the scenery on foot because there is a peaceful park next to the river.
- To take a ride on the steam train - it follows a circular 18 mile trip through the surrounding countryside, and is an interesting and attractive way to discover the region
- To stroll in the gardens of 19th century Hoveton Hall (the hall itself is not open to the public). These extensive gardens and parkland include a lake and cover about six hectares (15 acres) and have something interesting to discover all year round
- You can also visit the craft centre at Wroxham Barns, and see traditional craftsman in action.
A little way out of the village is the Church of Saint Peter, a very picturesque little church dating from 1624 and with a thatched roof (made from reeds).
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Map of Hoveton and places to visit
Hoveton places to visit
See more places nearby in the Norfolk guide