Norfolk is bursting with entertainment, with so many places
to visit. For those seeking peace and tranquility
there are magnificent stately homes and halls,
all with spectacular gardens.
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
One of the City's most famous landmarks, Norwich Castle was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago. Used as a prison from the 14th century, the Castle became a museum in 1894. Now the County's principal museum, the Castle is packed with treasures to inspire and intrigue visitors of all ages. Its outstanding collections of fine art, archaeology and natural history are of national importance and include the best collections anywhere of paintings by the Norwich School of Artists and the world's largest collection of ceramic teapots.
Norwich is a beautiful city, steeped in history, dating back over 2,000 years. The central streets still follow their medieval course outlined by what remains of the ancient city walls. Norwich City is dominated by its magnificent Cathedral and Medieval Castle. The city’s newest public building, The Forum, is also an impressive landmark, situated in the heart of the city centre, offering information and entertainment. With an unbeatable range of activities, from historic buildings and beautiful courtyards,
The city of Norwich is a great place for a night out, with a mix of trendy pubs, clubs, cinemas and restaurants, and stylish café bars. Art lovers, film buffs and theatre-goers will not be disappointed by the excellent choices on offer in this vibrant city. Norwich is overflowing with a diversity of entertainment that will suit every conceivable taste and budget.
Norfolk has a spectacular coastline, with long sandy beaches, high cliffs, sand dunes, flint pebble banks and salt marshes. It is also well known for the Norfolk Broads, an extensive waterway that can be fully explored by boat. There are many towns and villages within Norfolk, all with their own individual characters. The port of King's Lynn has a long trading history, and today it still has large trade links with the rest of Europe.
The Norfolk Broads are thought to have been created by the flooding of ancient peat diggings. They consist of large expanses of water, long meandering rivers and smaller lakes and dykes and are unique throughout Britain. North Norfolk has so much to offer, with miles of beautiful beaches, seaside towns like Cromer and Sheringham, and market towns such as Aylsham. More information about these places can be found in our towns and villages section.
Find out more about Norfolk and the Norfolk Broads, plus information on Norfolk towns and villages.