Built by the Normans in the 12th century, Norwich Castle is one of the finest Norman secular buildings to be found in Europe. Originally built as a royal palace, the castle is now a museum and art gallery
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 has intriguing cobble streets, interesting alleyways and historic sights such as the Castle and Cathedral, all within easy reach of one another, making it an easy and enjoyable city to explore on foot.
Shopping in Norwich - One of the UK's Best Retail Destinations
Norwich takes some beating when it comes to shopping. Independent stores stand shoulder to shoulder with well-known high street retailers in a compact setting that is easily explored on foot. With two extensive shopping malls, large department stores, many independent boutiques and one of the largest outdoor markets in the UK, it is no wonder Norwich is considered one of the best places to visit in the country for a spot of retail therapy.
A timeline of Norwich
Read about some of Norwich’s most important dates in history, including when Norwich Castle, Norwich Cathedral and other historic and important buildings were built. When the Black Death reached Norwich, Kett’s Rebellion and when devasting fires hit the city. See important dates in history for Jarrold Department Store, Colman’s Mustard, The University of East Anglia, Norwich International Airport and Norwich City Football Club.
The finest holiday cottages & self-catering accommodation in Norfolk.
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Burnham Market, Norfolk
Offering a fabulous combination of contemporary design in a charming 18th century cottage, Charnwood Cottage is a great option for those that are looking for an authentic Norfolk property that can deliver on quality and comfort. With two bedrooms in the main house and a further en-suite bedroom provided in the self-contained annexe, guests will be able to enjoy a taste of village life by taking advantage of the numerous independent shops and restaurants that Burnham Market is famous for.
A traditional Norfolk cottage full of charm and character in mature landscaped gardens. This three bedroom, dog-friendly property is three farm labourers’ cottages now converted into a larger, fully modernised property. For larger families there is a double sofa bed in the conservatory/play room.
6 Monteagle House
A fabulous interior designed, second floor apartment with a bird's eye view over picturesque Buttlands green. This is a seriously romantic hideaway for two.