The Norfolk Broads area has recently acquired the title of The Broads National Park, but to the locals it is fondly referred to as Broadland. The Norfolk Broads has lots of picturesque, quaint villages and towns to visit. They all exude a quiet charm and most have an interesting history. Some are situated on the riverbank in full view and others are tucked away down peaceful rural lanes just waiting for you walk around the corner and discover. The Norfolk Broads area has survived for centuries on commerce associated with the water, for example, the trading wherries plying the rivers, the thatching industry harvesting the reeds and of course agriculture, growing grain for beer, whisky not just as a staple food. Many of the villages still have cottage industries to explore, potters, basket weavers, pickle and condiment producers, mills still grinding flour to name but a few. It is not all work though, there are loads of family attractions, pubs, restaurants and cafes welcoming all who venture near, so as there is so much to find and enjoy in and around the Norfolk Broads, please visit as many places as you can and have fun.