Acle (/ˈeɪkəl/ AY-kəl) is a small market town upon the River Bure on the Norfolk Broads in Norfolk, located halfway amongst Norwich and Great Yarmouth. It has the only bridge across the River Bure in the middle of Wroxham and Great Yarmouth. There is a tall school (Acle Academy) in the town.
The civil parish has an Place of 9.46 km2 (3.65 sq mi) and in 2001 had a population of 2,732 in 1,214 households, increasing to a population of 2,824 in 1,285 households at the Census 2011. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the area of the district of Broadland.
The name “Acle” means “oaks lea”, that is, a clearing in an oak forest. In Tudor times, hundreds of oaks were felled here for timber to build Elizabeth I’s warships.