Norwich is a bustling city sprinkled with architectural gems and medieval character. It brims with history and culture, from the glorious cathedral to the impressive Norman castle and intricate network of narrow streets.
Things to do in Norwich
Norwich’s Norman Cathedral dominates the skyline with its 95-metre-tall spire. Join a guided tour to discover the cathedral’s 900-year history and admire its spellbinding ceiling and beautiful Gothic arches. During summer, wander the cathedral gardens and enjoy a Shakespeare play in the monastic Cloister.
Follow in the footsteps of the Norman royals with a visit to Norwich Castle. Built during the reign of William the Conqueror, this 11th-century castle houses a museum and art gallery, featuring a magnificent collection of fine art, archaeology and natural history. Immerse yourself in the experience with a guided tour of the medieval fort and dungeons, before climbing to the top of the tower to relish 360-degree views of Norwich.
Explore the hidden alleys, lanes and courts of Tombland, Norwich’s medieval quarter and former Saxon marketplace. Wander beneath the two town gates, Ethelred and Erpingham, and discover the historic pubs, teahouses and boutiques. See a show at the Norwich Theatre Royal where you can watch the latest musicals, dance and comedy shows.
Keen to see the countryside? Escape to the Norfolk Broads National Park to see over 200-square-kilometres of navigable lock-free waterways. Jump aboard a boat for a day of fishing, up-close animal encounters and scenic views of rolling green landscapes dotted with windmills.
Getting around Norwich
Norwich is a two-hour drive or train ride from London and just 15 minutes from Norwich International Airport. The town is easily explored on foot, while rental cars are best for exploring Norfolk's countryside and coast.