The dominating feature of Acles location is the River Bure. Next to Acle Bridge (roughly 2 miles from the centre of town) are two boat yards that offer visitors the ability to hire out boats to enjoy the river from more than just dry land.
There are few things more relaxing than gently making your way up and down the river on a sunny afternoon, watching the countryside slide slowly by. If you time it right you can also enjoy the annual sailing regatta at Acle, which sees boats from all over the Norfolk broads gather to take part.
Acle is a stunning little market village set on the shores of the river Bure. It has many period features, including a church over 900 years old and a large number of 17th and 18th century buildings. It is a village with a long history including some odd claims to fame, such as not losing anyone to the black death when it was decimating the nation. These days it is more famous for its markets and as a relaxing spot next to the river Bure where you can unwind and enjoy the sedate village lifestyle.
The village of Acle has grown into a population of roughly 2,700 people, giving it that friendly village atmosphere without being so small that you feel like you are intruding.
There is a weekly market, on Thursday mornings, that offers a small selection of a variety of things, from local produce to interesting knick-knacks. There is a library, a stunning little village green, and some wonderful old historic Norfolk buildings.
Acle Village also won the 'Eastern Daily Press' Village of the Year award in 2000, and in 1998 the beauty of Acle won the village the 'Best Kept Village Award'.
For many Acle is the launchpad for entry into the Norfolk Broads, an area of stunning natural beauty that will have people coming back again and again for its fantastic views and natural charm. From Acle Bridge you will find nearby Boat Yards that will hire you river craft from Day Cruisers to more substantial self drive craft for you to live aboard during your holiday on the Broads.
All in all Acle is one of the prettiest, most laid back villages you can hope to find, but with larger cities and the broads on its doorstep you are unlikely to want for anything. Within easy reach lay the cities of Norwich and Great Yarmouth, which offer all the facilities that you would expect of cities, from entertainment on Yarmouths Britannia and Wellington Piers through to the large shopping areas of Norwich where you can shop till you drop.