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This area of Norfolk is home to roughly 180,000 people.
The national capital, London, is situated 100 miles southwest of Norwich, while Bungay is 13 miles to the southeast.
One of your guidebook's top recommendations will certainly be the University of East Anglia. Be sure to set aside some time to soak up this renowned sight.
BeWILDerwood and Melsop Farm Park are nice places to take some time with the children. For more family fun, head onwards to Hillside Animal Sanctuary and Congo Rapids Adventure Golf.
Banham Zoo is a terrific place to bring your family for a fascinating morning among native and exotic creatures. If you don't have much time, be sure to grab a map so you don't miss any of the key exhibits.
At the English Whisky Co, wine enthusiasts can learn about the local winemaking techniques and traditions, before tasting a glass of the end product.
Spend a day admiring the diverse catalogue of flora presented at the Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden. The East Ruston Old Vicarage and the Plantation Garden are also worth taking the time to see.
When it's time for a break, grab some lunch and find a quiet corner at one of the scenic urban parks, such as the Strangers Hall Garden and Salhouse Broad. You'll also find plenty of space to lay about on the grass at Marston Marshes and Earlham Park.
Switch your phone to silent and take a break from the noises of the modern world at Norwich Riverside Walk and Lion Wood. Nature-loving visitors will also have a great time at Woodrow Pilling Park and Mousehold Heath.
Grab a buddy or two and explore some of the varied cultural spaces in the area. Enjoy the cool and quiet interior as you check out the displays at the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts and Colman’s Mustard Shop & Museum. Equally rewarding are the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell and the Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum.
Read stories of brave captains and sailors at the Museum of the Broads, the main nautical museum in the area.
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to appreciate the scientific objects and models showing at Hoveton Hall Gardens.
Art can reveal itself in many shapes and sizes. When you start feeling inspired, go check out the pieces at the Mandell’s Gallery and the Hungate Medieval Art.
Even if you're not a history nerd, you can still enjoy reflecting on the past at the Strangers' Hall and the John Jarrold Printing Museum.
Norwich City Hall and Cow Tower are certainly worth visiting, even if history isn't your forte. You might also like to get out the camera and snap some photos at the Dragon Hall and Blickling Hall.
Sometimes awe-inspiring, sometimes romantic, Norwich Castle is a formidable monument from the Middle Ages.
Whether you're a spiritual person or not, you'll be sure to have a nice time at Norwich Cathedral and St Peter Mancroft. Saint John the Baptist and St Julian's Church are two more recommended religious sites.
This region's most acclaimed sights often overshadow its less known, yet equally fascinating attractions. The Forum and the Norwich Arts Centre are some good options. If you've got more time to spare, also visit High Ash Farm and the Second Air Division Memorial Library.