Cobbled streets, historic landmarks and riverside walks make the ancient town of Norwich a perfect escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. Located in the heart of the city, on Gentleman’s Walk is the outdoor market which hosts around 200 stalls selling local produce and gifts. The medieval Norwich Castle is well worth a visit, the keep itself is open to the public as well as the dungeons, museum and gallery of art collections. The Cow Tower is one of England’s first artillery blockhouses and was an important strategic defence of the city. Another iconic heritage site is Norwich Cathedral where tours are available and visitors can stroll the cloisters and gardens.
The Forum is a public venue offering free exhibitions and events, there is a cafe and library onsite. Just outside the city is the beautiful 80 acre Eaton Park, this is perfect for an action filled family outing, there is a skate park, tennis court, basketball, cricket & football pitches. In the Summer, concerts are hosted under the domed bandstand, the lily pond & gardens are a haven for wildlife.
Tudor houses, cosy tea rooms and antique shops line the famous Elm Hill, also within the city are the formal Plantation Gardens and the Theatre Royal. Bus tours are a great way for sightseeing, and the Bridewell Museum offers a fascinating insight into the industry and trade of the city. Packed with historical artefacts and inventions, this building has been a tobacco warehouse, a prison and a shoe factory in its previous life.