Visit Filby, a floral village and RHS Britain in Bloom champion
Filby near Great Yarmouth on the A1064 is a pretty village situated on the shores of Filby Broad and Ormesby Little Broad, part of the Trinity Broads. The village can trace its roots back to the Vikings who settled in the area around AD800.
The Trinity Broads are no longer connected to the rest of the Broads network which means they have particularly clear water quality. Sailing, boating and fishing are allowed on these Broads but are carefully regulated as they are also areas rich in birdlife and natural beauty.
There are plenty of opportunities for walking, birdwatching and fishing from Filby. Fishing platforms suitable for wheelchair users are also available. Rowing boats can be hired from Filby Bridge Restaurant where you can often see model yacht owners racing their boats in the Broad.
Filby is very proud to have won the village category of the RHS Britain in Bloom competition on a number of occasions, including winning gold and being awarded Champion of Champion status in 2015 and is a mass of colour throughout the year with its wonderful flower arrangements along the roadside.
There are several camping and caravan sites in the area, along with a small parade of village shops and amenities, a lovely church, excellent pubs and a restaurant plus a fabulous newly built village hall hosting a range of regular activities and events.
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Garden, a unique attraction specialising in Asian animals with tigers, leopards, monkeys and reptiles is next to Filby in the nearby village of Thrigby and is a fantastic day trip for all the family. Thrigby Post Mill, although not open to the public, can be seen over the hedgerows.
Our Broads Villages Guide
Packed full of useful information - where you can hire a day boat, moor up or go fishing plus details about riverside pubs and cycle hire to make your Broads outing perfect.