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.
With an unbeatable range of activities, from historic buildings and beautiful courtyards, to outstanding modern architecture and stunning parks, there is something for the whole family. Rated in the top ten of UK shopping destinations, you can browse among scores of independent speciality shops, find the latest designer brands in your favourite store, or experience the bustle of the market.
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.
Over a thousand years ago there was a Saxon market in Norwich, but it was during the Norman period that the market moved to its current site. Norwich market has been refurbished over the years, with the latest refurbishment being completed in 2006. It is one of the oldest and largest outdoor markets and sells all manner of products and services under brightly coloured striped roofs.
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 Old Smithy
Romance and rusticity are the order of the day in this luxury, detached self-catering barn conversion in this popular and quiet village right on the coast in North Norfolk. Formerly the village blacksmiths, it has been sensitively converted into a cosy couples’ retreat.
A lovely modern cottage, beautifully presented and offering open-plan living. The ground floor is light and airy. Bi-fold doors open onto the patio and south facing garden. There is a contemporary kitchen with breakfast bar, dining area and two comfy sofas in front of the log burner.
Stylish semi-detached Stagg Cottage, a red brick farm cottage dating back to the 1890's, has been extensively extended and lovingly restored, and is in a peaceful, relaxing location within easy reach of the village of Mattishall, the market town of Dereham, the stunning North Norfolk coast and the county's main city, Norwich.