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Norwich

Travel Guide
Mousehold Heath which includes landscape views, heritage elements and a city

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.

Where to stay in Norwich

Dunston Hall
Dunston Hall
4 out of 5
Ipswich Road, Stoke Holy Cross, Norwich, England
The price is $160 per night from Sep 2 to Sep 2
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! (977 reviews)
"Lovely stay. Used the leisure facilities in evening before dinner in the restaurant. Comfy beds so slept well! Woke up early and went for a little woodland walk near the golf course and stopped for a coffee at Bunkers bar, then back to the pool! Check out at 11 was good plenty of time"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Dunston Hall
Sprowston Manor Hotel, Golf & Country Club
Sprowston Manor Hotel, Golf & Country Club
4 out of 5
Wroxham Road, Norwich, England
Situated in Norwich, this romantic hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mousehold Heath, Sewell Barn Theatre, and Wensum Park. Magdalen Street and John Jarrold Printing ...
4.1/5Very Good! (674 reviews)
"Ive stayed before and its usually a good hotel. On this occasion the pool was closed and seemingly has been for a while. I was notified about this the afternoon prior to arrival making a short notice change of hotel difficult and so meaning that my daughter did not get to swim during our stay which ..."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Sprowston Manor Hotel, Golf & Country Club
The Georgian Townhouse
The Georgian Townhouse
3.5 out of 5
30-34 Unthank Road, Norwich, England
Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St John the Baptist Cathedral and Norwich Theatre Royal. University of East Anglia is 1.9 mi ...
4.1/5Very Good! (106 reviews)
"Fantastic location, just a short stroll from city centre and numerous excellent pubs. Hotel itself has a great bar / restaurant and surprisingly large fully enclosed garden. Rooms are nicely furnished and comfortable. So good that a boutique hotel has dog friendly rooms."

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2021

The Georgian Townhouse
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Wellington Apartments
Wellington Apartments
4 out of 5
St Faiths Ln, Norwich, England
The price is $99 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 30
Located in Norwich City Center, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Norwich Cathedral and Norwich Theatre Royal. University of East Anglia ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
Excellent location and value
"Wondeful find. The room had a complete kitchen including washer/dryer. The room wss large with a very comfortable bed and super soft snd substantial sheets and towels The location is halfway between the railway station and city center on a quiet side street. The staff were very friendly and helpful. ..."

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Wellington Apartments
Number 82 The Unthank
Number 82 The Unthank
4.5 out of 5
Unthank Road, Norwich, England
The price is $131 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
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 ...
4.2/5Excellent! (74 reviews)
Clean, well presented room
"Clean, well presented room in a great location near to Norwich city centre. The kitchen was a nice addition to the room and with supplies easily obtained from the nearby Tesco."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Number 82 The Unthank
Olde Hall
Olde Hall
3.5 out of 5
North Walsham Road, Norwich, England
The price is $106 per night from Sep 3 to Sep 3
Situated in Norwich, this property is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Bacton Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Norfolk Coast and Mundesley Beach. East Ruston Old Vicarage and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (64 reviews)
"Lovely property are traditional cottage lovely rooms lovely bathroom nice and clean and really friendly staff would highly recommend it five out of 5 stars Will definitely be visiting again 👍"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2021

Olde Hall
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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