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  • 1 Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    12 The Close

    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..

  • 2 Blickling Hall Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Blicking, Norwich

    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..

  • 3 Norwich Castle Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Castle Meadow

    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..

  • 4 Market Place Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Market Place

    Six days a week, local producers set up their stalls to sell their goods. The market square is bordered in the North by the chequered façade of the Guildhall (Tourist office). In the west, you can see the modern outline of the Town Hall. To the south..

  • 5 Sainsbury Centre for visual arts Interesting

    Museums and art

    University of East Anglia

    This 122m by 31m structure is the product of a continuum of 37 prismatic truss assemblies. The interior layout was designed to create an atmosphere quite unlike a museum, to enable works of art to be viewed from a sensual perspective and not just an ..

  • 6 St Helen

    Religious buildings


    St Helen's has a Perpendicular-style tower (late Gothic) and a Decorated-style porch (14C Decorated Gothic). The magnificent interior contains a beautiful 15C nave screen, with a brightly coloured and recently restored profusion of saints, apostles a..

  • 7 St Peter Hungate

    Religious buildings

    st. Princes

    Rebuilt in 1460, this is now a museum for ecclesiastical art, which has embroidered surplices, copper funereal plaques and stained glass windows.

  • 8 Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Castle Meadow

    Situated at the heart of Norwich the castle was built in 1160 on top of a strategically dominant hill. The blind exterior arcatures copied from Castle Rising, were faithfully reproduced in Bath Stone when Salvin remodelled the building (1833-1839). L..

  • 9 The Walls

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The stone ramparts (1294-1320) which surround the town centre are about 4 kilometres long, the same length as those in the city of London. The best view of the ramparts is from Carrow Bridge and Carrow Hill.

  • 10 Elm Hill

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Elm Hill

    Formerly the centre of the weaving industry, this picturesque cobbled street is flanked by medieval houses made of wood and stone.

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