Things to see and do - Norwich
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On the banks of the River Wensum, Norwich has preserved its medieval character. The city grew rich in the Middle Ages when it was the commercial hub of the East Anglian wool trade. The spires and towers of some 30 churches which dot the horizon date from this period. The castle keep on its hilltop dominates the town; at its foot, old Norwich stretches out as its cobbled streets lined with half-timbered houses lead up to the cathedral behind its stone gates.
Tourist attractions Norwich : Things to see and do
12 The Close GB - Norwich NR1 4DH
Building started in 1096, but the Cathedral was not consecrated until 1278 and underwent many changes during the period up until the 16C. Built in Caen stone, the mighty Roman tower and the 15C spire accentuate the qualities of the long knave and the..
Blicking, Norwich GB - Blickling Hall NR11 6NF
This splendid turreted and gabled brick mansion was built between 1619 and 1625 by Robert Lyminge, the architect of Hatfield House; it is one of the most intact of the great Jacobean houses. The present parterre and gardens date from the late 19C but..
Castle Meadow GB - Norwich NR1 3JQ
The upper stonekeep has more or less kept its original character, retaining its roman arches, oratorio and well (34m deep). A guided visit takes you from the crenellations to the oubliettes (secret dungeons) and retraces the History of Norwich. The a..
2 Stracey Road GB - Norwich NR1 1EZ
Conveniently located just 5 minutes' walk from Norwich Train Station, Stracey Hotel provides a contemporary base from which to explore the lively Norwich city centre. Stracey Hotel provides spacious and comfortable en suite rooms with free Wi-Fi and..
41-45 St Giles Street GB - Norwich NR2 1JR
This luxurious 4-star boutique hotel offers charming, individually designed rooms in a fabulously restored Baroque building, in the heart of Norwich. The hotel’s attractive original sandstone façade conceals renovated interiors and 23 luxurious en s..
Tombland GB - Norwich NR3 1LB
Located opposite the famous Norman Cathedral in the heart of Norwich centre, The Maids Head offers free parking and elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. It has a traditional restaurant and 2 bars. Set in a 13th-century building, the rooms each feature a p..
41-45 St Giles St GB - Norwich NR2 1JR
39 The Street GB - Brundall NR13 5AA
Characterful thatched cottage with low beamed ceilings and inglenook fireplaces. Cooking has a rustic, north Italian style - good quality ingredients feature in gutsy dishes and flavours are clearly defined. They also run cookery courses.
82-86 Norwich Rd GB - Stoke Holy Cross NR14 8QJ
Unusually decorated pub with African rugs, wooden wild animals and tree trunk tables. An array of menus offer modern British and European flavours. Wednesday steak nights feature cuts from their own herd of cattle. Smart, polite service.
Gunton Park GB - Thorpe Market NR11 8TZ
Charming pub overlooking the Gunton Estate deer park. Enjoy a tasty homemade snack over a game of pool or darts in the flag-floored bar, or make for a gnarled wood table by the fireplace in the Elk Room. Dishes are fiercely seasonal; some are cooked ..
10 Dereham Rd GB - Norwich NR2 4AY
Rustic neighbourhood pub with a keen local following. Plenty of space is kept aside for drinkers, who have 10 real ales to choose from. Straightforward, proudly British cooking employs lesser-used cuts and offers plenty of sharing dishes.
79 Upper St Giles St GB - Norwich NR2 1AB
Personally run restaurant in a historic part of the city, with soft hues, modern art and romantic corners. Service is attentive yet unobtrusive. Cooking is modern, intricate and displays respect for ingredients' natural flavours.
21 Tombland GB - Norwich NR3 1RF
Georgian merchant's house close to the cathedral, with high ceilings, bay windows and shabby-chic styling. Satisfying, flavourful bistro classics use the best of local ingredients; service is efficient and polite.
Sea Palling Rd GB - Ingham NR12 9AB
This cosy, attractive, 14C pub sits in the shadow of an 11C church and features a thatched roof and a rustic beamed interior, with four smart, modern bedrooms in a converted outbuilding. Dishes can be quite complex, using plenty of ingredients, albei..