Area Guide

Wensum View, Drayton and it’s surrounding area

The village of Drayton lies only 5 miles from the historic, “Fine City” of Norwich. Drayton is popular with people who want  a short distance commute into Norwich but also want the enjoyment of beautiful countryside close by.

The village has a selection of shops, a supermarket, a bank, doctors and dentists. There is a play ground and leisure centre, also schools, pubs and cafes.

If you like an outdoor lifestyle then Drayton and the surrounding countryside has much to offer. The River Wensum passes through Drayton surrounded by tranquil countryside. The river is popular for watersports such as paddle boarding, kayaking and fishing. If you love walking there are plenty of routes to explore. One is the Marriott's Way a long distance, 24 miles, footpath that runs from Norwich to Aylsham. It’s popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders. You can join the Marriott’s way in Drayton. Are you a golfer? Then the nearest golf club is only a few miles away in the neighbouring village of Taverham, the Wensum Valley Golf and Country Club has two picturesque courses to play.

Not too far away, 12 miles, is Blickling Hall, a magnificent National Trust property and estate, for fabulous walks and a tasty pub lunch. Or head to the famous North Norfolk Coast which is only 22 miles away. There really is so much to explore and enjoy.

Norwich is less than 5 miles from Drayton. It is the most complete medieval city in England, bursting with cultural vibrancy; museums, art and music festivals, theatres and art-house cinema. It offers many of the main high street stores but also an inspiring and tempting collection of small independent shops in The Norwich Lanes. It’s the main commercial and transport link for the county; the Northern Distributor Road and Norwich Airport are close by.

Places of interest

Marriott’s Way
Broadland Country Park
Ringland Hills
Wensum Valley Hotel, Golf and Country Club
Drayton Green Lanes
Norwich on your doorstep (5 miles)
Taverham Mill (A Nature Reserve)

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