Norwich is getting a bit of the limelight at the moment due to it hosting Radio One’s Big Weekend this May, but the city is a wonderful place to visit at any time of year – music festival or not! Today we’re putting the spotlight on this gem of a city and sharing some ideas of things you can do, see, eat and of course, where you can stay in Norwich.
Things to See in Norwich
With so much history, you are truly spoilt for choice of things to see on a trip to Norwich. Top of many a visitor list is Norwich Cathedral. The cathedral had once been voted Norfolk’s favourite building, and it’s not hard to see why; the mix of Roman and Gothic architecture gives this building an ornate and unique feel whilst visitors are spoilt for choice of things to do on a visit to the cathedral. Another must see is Strangers’ Hall, one of Norwich’s oldest buildings. The museum brings to life the days of the Tudors and Stuarts as visitors walk through a series of interlinked rooms that are full of fascinating objects and paraphernalia of these time periods. No matter whether it is just a flying visit to the city, or a more leisurely holiday, no Norwich visit is completed without a wander through the Lanes. Norwich Lanes play host to not only independent shops and eateries but also a wealth of history!
Things to Do in Norwich
There are only a handful of puppetry theatres in England and Norwich Puppet Theatre is one of them. Whether you want to try your hand at creating a puppet or want to watch a show, there is something for absolutely everyone at Norwich Puppet Theatre. Those with a brave disposition will love being scared senseless on a Norwich Ghost Walk. The walks take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning April 2015 and each will both delight and frighten walkers. Just like a visit to any city, having a bit of a shop is a must when in Norwich. With a host of choices from name brands to smaller independents, there is sure to be a shopping experience for all tastes in this wonderful city.
Things to Eat in Norwich
Being in Norfolk, home of the Cromer Crab, it will come as no surprise that Norwich is just bursting at the seams with high quality restaurants and eateries. Whether you’re coming with small family members who will like to eat in their usual chain favourites or if you’re looking for independent gastronomic delights, Norwich will have the perfect place for you to refuel!
Where to Stay in Norwich
Of course, the obvious answer here is to book a self catering holiday cottage in Norwich or the surrounding area. Give yourself somewhere that you can make yourself feel right at home but with much more space than a hotel room. At Sykes Cottages we have a number of properties in Norfolk that are perfectly located for your visit to this stunning city.
Find Out More About Norfolk in our Visitor’s Guide to Norfolk