Norwich visitor guide
A cosmopolitan city brimming with shopping, spires and many, many surprises…
What does one ask of a city? That it’s vibrant, architecturally beautiful, rich in heritage, cosmopolitan, walkable, memorable, clean and lined with interesting shops and unbelievably great restaurants and quirky cafes? Norwich - a fantastic, modern city sitting on a medieval footprint - will not disappoint. It has a cathedral, Norman castle, the National Centre for Writing, four theatres, many museums, 33 Medieval churches, a permanent daily market, a river, a crazy music scene (think everything from Coldplay concerts to intimate Stacey Kent performances), highly-acclaimed restaurants, two shopping centres and Jarrolds - an award-winning, independent, dynamic and family-owned department store. And if that’s not enough, Norwich boasts an events calendar to challenge any popular European city. Norfolk Food and Drink ensures foodie events year-round, whilst the renowned Norfolk and Norwich Festival, each May, fills the city and surrounding countryside with headline acts that draw visitors from around the world. A City of Ale and UNESCO City of Literature to boot, and you have a rather wonderful city to explore.
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