This welcoming village is surrounded by some of Norfolk’s most beautiful countryside, 18 miles southwest of the city of Norwich. If you’re planning on exploring the county’s sweeping beaches, rugged marshes and meandering, inland waterways, a holiday cottage in Old Buckenham could be a great choice. In the heart of the community, the village green is said to be England’s biggest, with 40 acres of duck ponds and playing fields, and a renowned annual fair. On the edge of the green, the Ox and Plough is a charming old pub with a selection of local ales and good food. In the middle of the green, you’ll find the graceful All Saints Church. As you wander through the village, past pretty stone cottages, you’ll notice a number of other historic landmarks, including Old Buckenham Windmill, which dates back to 1818 and has the biggest circumference of any windmill in Britain. On the outskirts of the village, the remains of a castle and an Augustinian priory are not to be missed. There’s also an airfield, which hosts the annual Old Buckenham Airshow, when some of the country’s best pilots fly a variety of rare planes.
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Old Buckenham holiday cottages are a stone’s throw from some of Norfolk’s prettiest scenery. The countryside around the village is quiet and unspoiled, with sleepy waterways, farmland and meadows to discover. A number of footpaths leave the village, where you can walk for miles with only the sound of birds in the hedgerows for company. Thanks to its location in the south of Norfolk, Old Buckenham is within easy driving distance of many of the county’s most interesting locations. The beautiful city of Norwich is 18 miles northeast, with great shopping, museums, galleries and a lively nightlife. Continue east and you’ll reach the Broads and the coast, with secluded sandy beaches and clifftop walks.