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NorwichUnited Kingdom

On the River Wensum sits this modern city that retains its strong medieval roots, located within easy reach of the breathtakingly beautiful Norfolk Broads.

The city of Norwich is many things: a modern business hub, a bustling student town and a treasure trove of medieval architecture. It is also the gateway to the Norfolk Broads, a network of scenic lakes and rivers. Fill a weekend here with a mix of sightseeing, shopping, country walks or boating, and don’t forget to make time for the museums.

The city’s oldest landmark is also the hardest to miss. On a hill in the heart of the city stands Norwich Castle, a wonderfully preserved building that dates back to the 11th century. Step through its ancient doorway to discover the museum and gallery now housed inside. A trip here is the best way to learn about the area’s history, while seeing some impressive works of art too. While you are here, pay a visit to the nearby Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum to discover an extensive collection of military uniforms and memorabilia.

Also close by are many other attractions, such as the City Hall and Norwich Guildhall, which was built in the 15th Century. Walk northeast from the castle for less than 10 minutes and you will arrive at Norwich Cathedral. Norwich has the country’s highest density of medieval churches outside of London, and this grand Norman masterpiece is particularly impressive.

Head southeast instead of northeast to reach Dragon Hall, another historic must-see. This wonderfully restored building is close to 600 years old. Join a guided tour to see its beautiful interior.

Not all of Norwich’s charms are ancient, however. It has modern attractions too. Get your souvenir shopping done in the Norwich Lanes, where unusual independent stores can be found in abundance. Or, in the evening, see a stage show at one of the city’s renowned theaters, such as the Theatre Royal. No matter how you choose to spend your time here, make sure you leave time to explore the Norfolk Broads, either on foot or by boat.

Norwich is well connected to most major cities in the United Kingdom. Fly into Norwich airport, or take advantage of the good train connections from London.

Top hotels in Norwich

Sprowston Manor Hotel, Golf & Country Club
Sprowston Manor Hotel, Golf & Country Club
4 out of 5
Wroxham Road, Norwich, England
The price is £55 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Situated in Norwich, this romantic hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Mousehold Heath, Sewell Barn Theatre and Wensum Park. Magdalen Street and John Jarrold Printing ...

4.2/5Very Good! (632 reviews)

"The hotel is very nice located in a beautiful area. Great golf area, pool and gym. There are some limitations on the usage during COVID which might limit you on the ability to use facilities, food choices or seating availability at the restaurant."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2020

Sprowston Manor Hotel, Golf & Country Club
Dunston Hall
Dunston Hall
4 out of 5
Ipswich Road, Stoke Holy Cross, Norwich, England
The price is £72 per night from 22 Nov to 23 Nov

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from High Ash Farm and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Marston Marshes. Norwich Theatre Royal and Surrey House ...

4.1/5Very Good! (964 reviews)

"Great location, Covid ready. Lovely comfortable room."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2020

Dunston Hall
Holiday Inn Norwich City
Holiday Inn Norwich City
4 out of 5
Carrow Road, Norwich, England
The price is £60 per night from 26 Nov to 27 Nov

Located in the heart of Norwich, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Carrow Road and Norwich Riverside Walk. Norwich Cathedral and Norwich Castle are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (586 reviews)

"I really like everything in Holiday Inn, staff is nice, high standards, it's clean hotel, restaurants is a good place to stay and eat. It's only one thing that I would change, pillows, not very soft."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2020

Holiday Inn Norwich City
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Top Holiday Rentals in Norwich

Olde Hall
Olde Hall
3.5 out of 5
North Walsham Road, Norwich, England
The price is £55 per night from 2 Nov to 3 Nov

Situated in Norwich, this holiday home is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Bacton Beach and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Norfolk Coast. East Ruston Old Vicarage and Happisburgh Lighthouse ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (59 reviews)

"Lovely staff, very friendly and with great suggestions for the local area. 10-15 minute walk from the beach."…"

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2020

Olde Hall
Number 82 The Unthank
Number 82 The Unthank
4.5 out of 5
Unthank Road, Norwich, England
The price is £81 per night from 22 Nov to 23 Nov

Located in the heart of Norwich, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of St John the Baptist Cathedral and Norwich Theatre Royal. University ...

4.3/5Excellent! (59 reviews)

"The room was very clean and comfortable. The room we booked was quite small and we were staying 3 nights. However, after the first night a larger room became available so we were offered that. The new room was very spacious and comfortable and we even had a lovely roll top bath in the room. The kitchen ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2020

Number 82 The Unthank
Valentine Cottage
Valentine Cottage
3.5 out of 5
19 Town Lane Norwich, Norwich, England

Situated in Norwich, this cottage is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Blickling Hall and within 9 miles (15 km) of The Straw Museum and Norfolk Motorcycle Museum. Hillside ...

Valentine Cottage
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Norwich

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4 - Good 47.05882352941177%
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3 - Okay 10.294117647058824%
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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

Did not visit for leisure purposes. Met with friends at Old Ram only.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

15 Mar 2020

Only there for a night and a day to visit family. Didn’t have any time to sight see .

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

27 Feb 2020

Ok, visited Horsey Gap and Norwich briefly.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Feb 2020

Norwich is as the entrance sign says, a fine city, with plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and things to see and do. There's so much history to explore carefully contrasted with modern buildings. A great place to visit.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

23 Feb 2020

Best shopping

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

3 Feb 2020

We went round the cathedral and found a great cafe with the best homemade cakes.

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