Best lakes in Norfolk

Check out the top lakes in Norfolk, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Whitlingham Country Park
1. Whitlingham Country Park
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12 local reviews
Trowse, Norwich, NR14 8TR
Closed · Opens Tuesday 11:00 AM
01603 617332
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Lucy
Just outside Norwich you will find Whitlingham Park. It’s a beautifully created man made lake, surrounded by…
Katia
This is just down the road from us but we never tire of this place. A lovely lake to walk around and have tea…
Liz
It's pretty close to the flat, easiest by car if you have one, or probably 20 minutes or so to walk. Nice…
1. Whitlingham Country Park
1. Whitlingham Country Park
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12 local reviews
Trowse, Norwich, NR14 8TR
Closed · Opens Tuesday 11:00 AM
01603 617332
Lucy
Lucy
Just outside Norwich you will find Whitlingham Park. It’s a beautifully created man made lake, surrounded by wildlife. The lake takes around…
Katia
Katia
This is just down the road from us but we never tire of this place. A lovely lake to walk around and have tea and cake after, or pick one of…
Liz
Liz
It's pretty close to the flat, easiest by car if you have one, or probably 20 minutes or so to walk. Nice spot, with a lake where various…
2. Pensthorpe Natural Park
2. Pensthorpe Natural Park
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45 local reviews
Pensthorpe Natural Park
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+44 1328 851465
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Celia
Set in over 700 acres of woodland and lakes in the upper reaches of the River Wensum, the most important chalk…
Catherine
Multiple winner of Norfolk's Best Large Attraction, Pensthorpe Natural Park is a great day out for the whole…
Paul
Lovely Nature park full of aquatic birds and other natural life , lovely gardens and lakes , great for the…
2. Pensthorpe Natural Park
2. Pensthorpe Natural Park
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45 local reviews
Pensthorpe Natural Park
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+44 1328 851465
Celia
Celia
Set in over 700 acres of woodland and lakes in the upper reaches of the River Wensum, the most important chalk river in Europe, Pensthorpe…
Catherine
Catherine
Multiple winner of Norfolk's Best Large Attraction, Pensthorpe Natural Park is a great day out for the whole family! Wildlife and garden…
Paul
Paul
Lovely Nature park full of aquatic birds and other natural life , lovely gardens and lakes , great for the whole family , children can enjoy…
3. Holkham Hall
3. Holkham Hall
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60 local reviews
Holkham Rd
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+44 1328 710227
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Fiona
Holkham is a magnificent 18th century hall with six acres of walled garden, part of an exciting restoration…
Lorna And Dean
The house and its parks are a great place for a day out too. The house has it's guided tours and the…
Rosie
A grand stately home and sweeping grounds with lake. Immerse yourself for a day in this area. Take a walk or…
3. Holkham Hall
3. Holkham Hall
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60 local reviews
Holkham Rd
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+44 1328 710227
Fiona
Fiona
Holkham is a magnificent 18th century hall with six acres of walled garden, part of an exciting restoration project. The Field to Fork…
Lorna And Dean
Lorna And Dean
The house and its parks are a great place for a day out too. The house has it's guided tours and the facilities there have been much…
Rosie
Rosie
A grand stately home and sweeping grounds with lake. Immerse yourself for a day in this area. Take a walk or cycle around the grounds,…
4. Blickling Park
4. Blickling Park
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36 local reviews
Blickling Park
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
01263 738030
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Matt
Blickling Hall stately home exudes splendour, refinement and architecture. With the most amazing grounds,…
Harriet
Amazing house and truly sunning grounds, perfect place to visit for s stroll around the lake, local pub offers…
Sam
Stunning National Trust property 25 mins away from us. Lake walks, open gardens, shop, events, close to market…
4. Blickling Park
4. Blickling Park
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36 local reviews
Blickling Park
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
01263 738030
Matt
Matt
Blickling Hall stately home exudes splendour, refinement and architecture. With the most amazing grounds, space to get completely lost and…
Harriet
Harriet
Amazing house and truly sunning grounds, perfect place to visit for s stroll around the lake, local pub offers really great pub grub!
Sam
Sam
Stunning National Trust property 25 mins away from us. Lake walks, open gardens, shop, events, close to market town of Aylsham.
5. The Broads
5. The Broads
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24 local reviews
The Broads, Norwich
+44 1603 610734
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Gary
Enter the gateway to the Broads National Park and take an unforgettable journey. Discover dramatic…
Tatyana
COASTAL/ NATURE - Boating. Walks. Windmills. Churches.... 'The Broads' is the combined network of mostly…
Lee
This is an awe-inspiring region of interconnected waterways and lakes, which offers a wide variety of outdoor…
5. The Broads
5. The Broads
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24 local reviews
The Broads, Norwich
+44 1603 610734
Gary
Gary
Enter the gateway to the Broads National Park and take an unforgettable journey. Discover dramatic landscapes, raw natural beauty and a…
Tatyana
Tatyana
COASTAL/ NATURE - Boating. Walks. Windmills. Churches.... 'The Broads' is the combined network of mostly navigable rivers and lakes in the…
Lee
Lee
This is an awe-inspiring region of interconnected waterways and lakes, which offers a wide variety of outdoor activities including boating,…
6. Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre
6. Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre
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5 local reviews
Church Ln, Fritton
0333 456 0777
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Kerry
Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre. Lake swimming three times a week (need to pre-register). £6 a session. Canoe…
John
Bikes, horse riding, lake swimming, go carting, lakeside walks, boat rides, triathlon training. Fritton lake…
Martin
Another great spot for kids - adventure playground and beautiful lake with boat hire.
6. Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre
6. Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre
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5 local reviews
Church Ln, Fritton
0333 456 0777
Kerry
Kerry
Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre. Lake swimming three times a week (need to pre-register). £6 a session. Canoe and SUP hire.
John
John
Bikes, horse riding, lake swimming, go carting, lakeside walks, boat rides, triathlon training. Fritton lake country park.
Martin
Martin
Another great spot for kids - adventure playground and beautiful lake with boat hire.
7. Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate
7. Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate
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28 local reviews
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, Felbrigg
+44 1263 837444
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Matt
One of the most elegant country houses in East Anglia, a mixture of opulence and homeliness where each room…
Lee
One of the most elegant country houses in East Anglia, the Hall is a place of surprises and delights, a…
Richard
Historic hall with lots to see and do. Park land with great walks through woodlands or open fields down to the…
7. Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate
7. Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate
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28 local reviews
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, Felbrigg
+44 1263 837444
Matt
Matt
One of the most elegant country houses in East Anglia, a mixture of opulence and homeliness where each room has something to feed the…
Lee
Lee
One of the most elegant country houses in East Anglia, the Hall is a place of surprises and delights, a mixture of opulence and homeliness…
Richard
Richard
Historic hall with lots to see and do. Park land with great walks through woodlands or open fields down to the lake. Your choice is wide for…
8. Earlham Park
8. Earlham Park
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6 local reviews
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Liz
By the university, on the opposite side of town, there are really nice river and lake walks. It's a bit of a…
Brian
Great place to go for a nice walk close to the city but with woodland a river and a lake.
8. Earlham Park
8. Earlham Park
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6 local reviews
Liz
Liz
By the university, on the opposite side of town, there are really nice river and lake walks. It's a bit of a wildlife area, sometimes I've…
Brian
Brian
Great place to go for a nice walk close to the city but with woodland a river and a lake.
9. BLICKLING ESTATE
9. BLICKLING ESTATE
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11 local reviews
Blickling Rd
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Georgie
Great National Trust property just 10 minutes away. Fantastic walking, cycling, running routes around the…
Mark
Stunning Estate and Grounds around a lake with good local pubs and food options
9. BLICKLING ESTATE
9. BLICKLING ESTATE
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11 local reviews
Blickling Rd
Georgie
Georgie
Great National Trust property just 10 minutes away. Fantastic walking, cycling, running routes around the park and lake. Historical house,…
Mark
Mark
Stunning Estate and Grounds around a lake with good local pubs and food options