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Things To Do In Norwich You Can’t Do Anywhere Else

Submitted by on 29/04/2016 – 10:52 pmNo Comment
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As one of oldest cities in the country, the charming city of Norwich is must-visit for a day trip or weekend away – But what makes Norwich so special? There are loads of sights and activities that can only be done here, and the city’s rich character and vibrant mix of past and present provide an exciting atmosphere for any visitor.

Here are some suggestions for unique activities that only Norwich has to offer:


See The Norwich 12

Norwich 12

The impressive ceiling of the Norwich Cathedral (Image source Caitriana Nicholson via Flickr Creative Commons)

An assortment of the most iconic buildings in the city, the Norwich 12 is one of the UK’s finest collection of heritage buildings ranging from the Norman and medieval times to the Victorian and modern day. Wander around the city and it’s easy to take in the splendour of Norwich Cathedral, the history of Norwich Castle or the modern style of the glass-fronted Forum. Find out more about the Norwich 21 here.

Shop In Style

The bustling Royal Arcade (Image source: John Fielding via Flickr Creative Commons)

The bustling Royal Arcade (Image source: John Fielding via Hairwe)

As one of the UK’s top shopping destinations, Norwich has something a little bit special to offer when it comes to shopping. Work your way around the narrow cobbled streets of The Norwich Lanes, where you’ll discover rows and rows of unique boutiques. Alternatively head to Jarrold, Norwich’s flagship independent department store if designer is more your thing. Make sure you visit the Royal Arcade as well – this beautiful Art Nouveau building houses Norwich’s famous Colman’s Mustard Shop, as well as delicious restaurants such as Jamie’s Italian.

Take A Trip On The Broads

The Norfolk Broads

The Norfolk Broads (Image source: Chrisgel Ryan Cruz via Flickr Creative Commons)


If you’re looking for something really unique to do whilst visiting Norwich, then why not spend some time cruising the famous Norfolk Broads. Broads Tours operate guided river trips with food and entertainment as well as offering private day boat hire if you fancy going it alone. Visit Broads Tours to find out more.

Watch Films In A Secret Garden

The Plantation Garden

The Plantation Garden (Image source: Elliot Brown via Flickr Creative Commons)

Tucked away in the heart of Norwich city centre is the Grade II English Heritage registered Plantation Garden. This picturesque secret garden is over 100 years old and the Picturehouse Outdoor Cinema regularly shows films here during the summer. For full listings of the next showings, you can find out more here.

Now you know some of the must-visit spots in Norwich get your bags packed and make it your next destination for a trip away!


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