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The fine city of Norwich The fine city of Norwich

Norwich

The fine city of Norwich is well connect by train, having its own station and by road using the A47 for those coming from the north, and the A11 from the south. Norwich is a large city with a population of just over 150,000 inhabitants. So if you prefer to stay in a city with all the attractions and infrastructure you would expect, but be on the doorstep of the beautiful Norfolk Broads, this is the place to be.

Things to see and do:
Probably first on the list of must sees would be Norwich Cathedral. Its spire stands 315ft tall, and is the second highest in England. It took 50 years to build and was completed, amazingly looking at it's structure and craftsmanship, in 1145. Norwich Castle was built in 953, and today houses Norwich Museum and Art Gallery. Best to plan a half day visit, to see everything including galleries of archaeology, natural history, regimental history, fine, decorative and contemporary art. There are guided tours of the castle itself, visiting the keep, the dungeons and battlements. A cafe is on site for refreshments. Norwich Outdoor Market is worth a visit, being in the centre of one of the shopping districts. The train will take you to multiple locations across the Broads and to the seaside. Direct connections to Wroxham, Oulton Broad, Brundall and Reedham on the Broads, and to Sheringham, Cromer, Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth on the coast, mean you don't have to worry about car parking.

Local pubs, restaurants:
There are too many pubs and restaurants to mention here. Suffice to say there are many chain and independent public houses and restaurant across the city. A couple worth mentioning are the Adam and Eve, which is reputed to be the oldest standing bar in the city. It is described as picturesque and historic. The Compleat Angler is down by the riverside, having a delightful patio area to sit and view the river.

Cafes and takeaways:

As above, cafes and takeaways abound across Norwich. There is a concentration of takeaways open in the evening on Prince Of Wales Road, serving the Norwich night scene.

Other Shops:
Norwich has many chain and independent stores. Jarrolds is a department store in the city centre. In the city centre you will find the Castle Mall and the Intu Chapelfield shopping centres, large undercover retail experiences. There is also the Royal Arcade, opened in 1899. Norwich has many out of town retail parks also.

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