Aylsham is Norfolk’s qunitessential market town with beautiful architecture, a strong sense of heritage, bustling town centre and real community ethos.


Aylsham is nine miles to the north of Norwich and is within 15 minutes of the Broadland Northway, meaning easy access to the Broadland Business Park area, Norwich Research Park, the UEA, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the newly established Food Enterprise Park.

Aylsham benefits from:

  • Cittaslow Status – international recognition of towns where quality of life, sustainability, the environment, local produce and community is important. It is one of just five towns in England to receive this accolade.
  • A historic market place
  • A thriving business community supported by the Aylsham Business & Enterprise Forum (ABEF) that works to support the economic development of the town.
  • Bus services operating in the town with regular routes to Norwich, North Norfolk and the coast.  An hourly train service from London to Norwich meets with the local train service to Hoveton and Wroxham station
  • An outstanding network of cycle routes around the area and the Sustrans Regional Cycle Route 33 runs from Cromer to Aylsham.  Alternatively, if you are riding from Norwich, take the 26 mile Marriott’s Way to Aylsham, a safe off-road route for all the family.
  • Local tourist attractions include the National Trust’s Jacobean Blickling Hall with extensive grounds for walking and cycling and hosting the annual Aylsham Show on August Bank Holiday, Redwings Horse Sanctuary, home to horses, donkeys and the Shetland ‘gangsters’; and the Bure Valley Railway that runs to Wroxham with stops at the villages of Brampton, Buxton and Coltishall.

Find out more at www.discoveraylsham.org.