Welcome to Norfolk & Norwich
In the summer of 1549, Kett’s Rebellion started in Wymondham after a small group of peasants got together to protest against rich landowners who stole common land that they depended on to farm and graze their animals. Kett was one of these landowners who had put up fences around common land, but when he was approached by the peasants and heard their plight, instead of reacting with violence he helped them tear down the fences he had erected.
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 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.
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.
In Norwich, Norfolk you can dine out on English, Chinese, Thai, Indian, Mexican, Greek, French, Italian, Moroccan and even Russian food. Being by the coast means seafood is plentiful, so make sure you try one of Norfolk’s specialities such as Samphire (seaweed) or a delicious Cromer crab. If you are looking for cheap and cheerful or a sophisticated Michelin starred restaurant, you will find that Norfolk has something to suit every taste and budget.