The vibrant historic city of Norwich has everything!
The region’s capital has a rich heritage and is known for being one of the top UK destinations to shop.
The alleyways and popular lanes shopping areas are a delight with unusual shops and local boutiques.
Elm Hill is probably the most famous street in Norwich, with its cobbled roads and half-timbered houses. It’s an enchanting place to visit and has been featured in several big budget films.
Another Norwich claim to fame is the open-air market, which is one of the oldest and largest in the country. You can find fresh local produce, flowers, and all manner of other goods.
Chantry Place and Castle Quarter shopping centres are great places to go for some retail therapy, you will find major retailers and all the latest fashions, or you can relax over coffee or lunch. Norwich has a wide variety of restaurants, so whatever style of dining you prefer, you are sure to find something to suit you.
Norwich Castle is one of the City's most famous landmarks; it was built over 900 years ago, and from the 14th century it was used as a prison before it became a museum in 1894. It is Norfolk’s principal museum and houses a fine collection of paintings from the Norwich School of Artists. Sometimes there are conducted tours of the dungeons and the battlements, and you can experience the magnificent views over the city.
Visitors to Norwich Cathedral can marvel at the Cathedral's 315ft tall spire dominating the city skyline (only the spire of Salisbury Cathedral is higher), or you can visit St. James’s Hill on Mousehold Heath for an excellent cityscape with the spire pride of place.
And no visit to Norwich would be complete without a trip to Zaks, serving the diners of Norwich and Norfolk for forty years.
Travelling to Norwich
Avoid the worry & stress of parking by using one of the many Park & Ride sites close to the City. From North Norfolk, travel on the A140 and park at the Airport Park & Ride, then it is a short trip into the City Centre. Or take the train from Sheringham or Cromer direct to Norwich.