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Norfolk Broads named UK’s fifth most scenic destination

Two Norfolk destinations have been named some of the most scenic in the country, according to travel photographers.

The Norfolk Broads and the village of Burnham Market have made this a list of 25 of the UK’s most beautiful places.

With domestic travel back on the table and international travel soon on the cards, Enjoy Travel asked some of the country’s top travel photographers to share their favorite spots.

Aerial photo of the lush, green and winding rivers of the Norfolk Broads.
– Credit: Jon Williamson

The Georgian spa town of Bath, pictured by Toby Mitchell, took first place, followed by Bath, the Yorkshire Dales, the Jurassic Coast of Dorset and Devon and the Lake District.

But coming up close at number five is the “famously quiet” Norfolk Broads, chosen by Holly Farrier.

One of her favorite spots is a secluded lodge called The Water Cabin by Nor-folk.

Days on The Broads.

Days on The Broads.
– Credit: Lesley Buckley

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Speaking to Enjoy Travel, she said: “This cedar-lined waterfront cabin sits in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, on the bank of the River Thurne.

“It has been lovingly restored inside and the interior has a minimal style with all the comforts you need for a retreat away. Love the location of this place – right on the water but also close to many amazing beaches and boardwalks in Norfolk.

The ‘quintessential’ village of Burnham Market was also listed at number 25, by London photographer Kathryn Holeywell.

Burnham Market.

Burnham Market.
– Credit: Chris Wood Geograph

“It’s a little village along the north Norfolk coast that is so charming, it looks like a movie set,” she told Enjoy Travel.

“It’s a popular spot with off-tours and has recently been dubbed Chelsea-on-Sea.

“It’s no surprise that, with over a mile of glorious coastline, a large green surrounded by flint cottages and dozens of trendy restaurants, wine bars and pubs. It is perhaps one of the prettiest villages in Norfolk.

Burnham Market.

Burnham Market.
– Credit: Colin Smith Geograph

Suffolk was another eighth-place contender.

Food and travel photographer Carolyn Stritch said she loves its quaint towns and long walks on the beaches with fish and chips.

Burnham Market.

Burnham Market.
– Credit: Barry Pullen /

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