The gateway to the Broads National Park
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Forming the Southern Gateway to the Broads National Park, Oulton Broad is a busy tourist and sporting centre with many beautiful sights to take in, a range of activities to try out and places to visit, shop, eat and drink. It is a place to slow your pace and meander by cycle, foot or boat and admire the scenery and wildlife and explore at your leisure.
Did you know?
Oulton Broad is a well known as a thriving centre for watersports, with powerboat racing, canoeing and its Thursday night speed boat racing.
The author George Henry Borrow grew up in Oulton Broad before embarking on a great many travels, he returned to the area in 1840 and from his estate wrote a great many of his most popular novels, including The Zincali and Lavengro. His legacy is remembered in the nearby ‘Borrow Road’.
Oulton Broad's Nicholas Everitt Park is home to the Lowestoft Museum; probably best known for its important collection of 18th-century Lowestoft Porcelain. Other fascinating displays include locally found fossils and artefacts relating to early man (Pakefield Man dating back 700,000 years) and local archaeological displays of objects from Roman and Anglo-Saxon sites. There are also exhibits relating to HMS Lowestoft and HMS Mantis and Lowestoft as a fishing port.
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