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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Nestled in the heart of the Broads, Filby makes a delightful place to visit, particularly when the village is awash with flowers for the Britain in Bloom contest
Where is Filby?
Filby is situated on the A1064 between Acle and Caister and is about six miles from Yarmouth.
Filby is a picturesque village tucked away in the heart of the Broads featuring a wealth of pretty chocolate-box cottages surrounded by spectacular scenery.
Filby Broad is a renowned beautyspot which provides a haven for wildlife and birdlife. Visitors can stop at Filby Bridge picnic site on the A1064 to take in some of the sights.
Filby has been hugely successful in the Anglia in Bloom competition. Residents work throughout the year to make sure everything stays in tip-top condition and, during the summer months, the village is a blaze of colour with hanging baskets on just about every post.
There are several local walks with maps available from the post office.
The name Filby is of Danish origin, recognisable by the by ending. From the middle of the 9th century, the area was subjected to many Danish invasions and became part of the Danelaw, receiving large numbers of Danish settlers. In Denmark there is a village called Fielby.