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A Medieval Summer in Norwich

During the Medieval period, Norwich enjoyed a huge period of growth, becoming second in importance only to London. The resulting architecture and history is incredibly interesting to explore... Read on to find out about the best spots and attractions!

Getting Here

For drivers, the city provides convenient options with multi-storey car parks like Chantry Place, Castle Quarter, The Forum, Rose Lane, St Andrews, and St Giles. Alternatively, choose from five Park & Ride stations, offering a cost-effective return ticket of £3 (additional passengers just £1 extra). If you prefer the train, Greater Anglia connects Wroxham to Norwich, and on to London, Essex, Cambridge, Suffolk, and more, with the station conveniently located a short 15-minute walk from the city centre.

What to Do

1. Norwich Castle Reopening: The much-anticipated reopening of Norwich Castle Keep comes in the summer of 2024. Whether you're a seasoned local, a frequent visitor, or stepping into Norwich for the first time, this reopening is an opportunity not to be missed

Begin your exploration with the grand reopening of Norwich Castle. Immerse yourself in the restored Norman palace, featuring reinstated floors, audio-visual projections, character panels, VR experiences, multisensory elements, and the British Museum's first medieval gallery outside London, housing over 1000 artifacts.

2. Norwich Cathedral: No visit is complete without exploring the iconic Norwich Cathedral. Dating back 900 years, this Romanesque marvel offers free access to its historic grounds, complete with guided tours every hour. Marvel at the Cathedral's 1000 carved roof bosses and stroll through the largest Cathedral Close in England.

3. Elm Hill: A stroll down Elm Hill, a picturesque medieval street, is a journey back in time. This iconic Norwich location, frequently featured in Hollywood films, offers a charming cobblestone experience. Refuel at The Britons Arms, a 13th-century coffee house, for coffee, cake, or a delightful dinner.

4. Paul Dickson Walking Tours: For a deeper understanding of Norwich's history, embark on a tour with Paul Dickson. Choose the 'Shardlake’s Norwich' tour, inspired by the novel 'Tombland,' or explore the vibrant Norwich Market with the 'Great Market Tour.'

5. The Maids Head Hotel: Claiming to be the oldest in the country, dating back to the 1090s, this hotel and restaurant has a rich history hosting esteemed guests like Catherine of Aragon, Queen Elizabeth I, and Admiral Lord Nelson, this hotel is a charming choice. Located across from Norwich Cathedral in the city centre, you'll be minutes away from the main attractions.

If you're looking for somewhere to stay while you visit the area, why not The Norfolk Broads Cottage? A luxurious thatched cottage sleeping up to 14, complete with hot tub and games room, it's the perfect base to explore everything that Norfolk has to offer!


⭐️ 5* luxury

👙 Private hot tub

🛌 Sleeps up to 14

🎱 Games cabin & streaming services 

🏡 Treehouse

🐶 Fully enclosed garden - dogs welcome

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