Norwich found just under 120 miles east of London, in often forgotten East Anglia is a affluent and enchanting city and is regarded as a relatively undiscovered gem by locals and visitors. The city is easy going and visitor friendly, which is greatly compounded by its rich history and culture. Winding medieval lanes and stunning spoils are a reminder of the city’s wealth during the wool boom in Medieval England. The city is sandwiched by its two most dominating and visited attractions, the stunning Cathedral and the unspoiled Norman Castle.
Find apartments and accommodation in Norwich with WimduApartments in Norwich are plentiful and are recommended for those seeking to stay for several nights in the city. Larger accommodations options can be found in the city’s suburbs. If you choose to go further from the center consider a car rental which will also allow you to go off and explore the surrounding rural region of Norfolk.
Did you know?
- Norwich has the lowest crime rate in UK.
- Despite its growth during the Norman era Norwich was actually found by the Romans.
- Norfolk is one of very few counties that doesn’t contain any stretches of motorway. Before the railway was built it was quicker to get from Norwich to Amsterdam by sea than to London by road.
- In 2012 Norwich became England’s first UNESCO City of Literature and one of only seven in the world, joining Edinburgh.
- Norwich Union, the biggest life insurance provider in the United Kingdom, was founded in Norwich in 1797.
What attractions you need to seeDragon Hall: Built around 1430, this trading hall combines a warehouse and showroom and creates a unique inheritance of medieval daily life. Today Dragon Hall remains and is one of the most essential buildings of the city. During the holiday period the hall hosts the city’s Christmas market.
Norwich Cathedral: Over 900 years old, the city’s Normal cathedral boasts the second tallest spire and the largest monastic cloister in England. Now it also includes two striking buildings designed by Hopkins Architects The Hostry and The Refectory.
Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery: One of the Norwich’s most famous landmarks was built by the Normans as a Royal palace 900 years ago. Now housing a museum and art gallery, it is home to outstanding collections of fine art, archaeology and natural history. Tip the gallery now runs a 'Pop in for a pound' scheme during the last hour of opening.
The Forum: The Forum is the landmark Millennium building for the East of England and offers many exciting experiences in one. Housing BBC East, an arts and tourist information centre, and many exhibitions through the year.
The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art: Found on the campus of the University of East Anglia (UEA) - the visual arts centre was designed by Norman Foster. The permanent exhibition houses some great sculptures and tribal arts from around the world. Where the other exhibitions change throughout the year between art, ceramics and other local events.