Norwich

Norwich

With charming buildings scattered around this historic city, Norwich makes for a delightful trip whether you’re looking to indulge in some shopping, explore the culture or enjoy a leisurely break.

Places to Visit

As an icon of Norwich, Norwich Castle is a must visit for the first time visitor to Norwich.  At 900 years old, the Norman Castle stands in pristine condition and is now home to a museum and art gallery containing natural history and archaeological artefacts as well as collections of fine art.  If your looking to delve into Norwich’s fascinating history, a visit to the Museum of Norwich is definitely worth a visit; housed in a former prison, you’ll learn the history of the building as well as the city. 

The history of Norwich also spills out on to the streets with the Victorian architecture of St John Baptist Cathedral and The Narthex and the Grade 1 Listed Georgian Buildling of The Assembly House providing a welcome attraction to many.  Cobbled streets and quaint buildings add to the historic nature of the city, showcasing an extremely charming quality to the city.

If you’re looking to enjoy all that Norwich has outside of its history then you won’t be disappointed.  With a wide selection of zoos and wildlife parks nearby adults and children alike will be spoilt for choice when deciding which to visit.  The nearby Eaton Park also provides a family friendly day out with an 18 hold crazy golf course, a children’s playground with a zip wire, a boating lake and a miniature railway.  Or for the railway enthusiasts in your group or family, Bure Valley Railway is a short distance from Norwich and provides a 9 mile picturesque steam train journey.

Shopping

Set in the historic atmosphere of the city, Norwich offers a high number of shops in a beautiful location.  Spoil yourself amongst the high street stores of its two shopping centres or where Norwich really identifies itself as a shopping destination is its cobbled streets and independent stores.  Jarrold's offers an independent award winning department store selling some of the UK’s favourite brands in a building that cannot be missed, or a visit to Norwich’s well known market is key part of a trip to Norwich for many, with over 200 stalls lining the streets of Norwich 6 days a week.  The Lanes is a loved feature of the city by many, offering a huge selection of independent stores set throughout a winding array of medieval streets and a short walk, but well worth it, sits Elm Hill, the most intact medieval street in Norwich and home to plenty of intriguing craft shops.

Food & Drink

In keeping with the modern and historical contrast of the city, you can enjoy a selection of modern restaurants including the Mediterranean Pinocchio’s and Delia’s Restaurant and Bar, alongside the charming Biddy’s Tea Rooms and the more unusual The Waffle House which serves a wide variety toppings on the popular Belgian Waffle.  For a more relaxed atmosphere head to one of Norwich’s charming pubs including The Lamb Inn and The Norwich Tap House with the latter selling a fine collection of draughts and bottles.

Festivals

Norwich plays host to a number of popular festivals throughout the year, such as Britain’s largest beer festival, the oldest Lord Mayor’s Procession outside of London and even a Shakespeare Festival!

Travelling to Norwich

Travelling to Norwich is simple with a direct service arriving at Norwich once an hour from Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester and even Liverpool.  

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