Norwich castle.

Norwich & Around

Norwich is a vibrant city. It retains the warmth & charm of a country town, with the facilities of a major city. It used to be said that there were 365 pubs (one for every day) and 52 churches (one for every Sunday). The range of restaurants, bars, cafes, night clubs and music venues will keep the evenings very full. For a compilation of some of the best places to eat and visit, see

There are excellent arts, with theatres, galleries and art centres, and many heritage sites including Norwich Castle and two cathedrals. The shopping is some of the best in the Country. The city centre is almost completely pedestrian, with the expected range of high street stores and an unsurpassed range of independent shops.

The Norfolk Broads, Britain’s newest National Park, stretch to the coast from the east of Norwich. They are served by walking and cycling routes and watersports. The Norfolk coast, a short journey by train, bus or car offers glorious beaches and coastline.

Below we have listed a number of useful websites. For more tourist information then we would recommend you contact the Tourist Information Centre.

The Forum – Tourist Information Centre and County Library. Tel: 01603 727927.

Useful Links


There is excellent walking around Norwich. For more information visit

The Arts

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

Norwich Theatre Royal.

Norwich Arts Centre.

Norwich Playhouse.

Maddermarket Theatre.

Cinema City.

Sports & Activities

Norwich Football Club.



Norfolk Museums (including Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery).

Norwich Cathedral.


City Boats – See the city from an alternative perspective from 15 minute City Bridge tours to a 3½ hour Afternoon Broads Cruise.

More information on Norfolk can be found by visiting Save money across the county with an Enjoying Norfolk Card.