Norfolk

Through Norwich

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Overview

Start your visit in Norwich with its imposing cathedral and castle ruins. Walk around the Norwich Museum before taking refreshments in one of the many places to eat. Leave the vibrant city behind and head to the Norfolk countryside for peace and tranquillity perhaps finding time to visit Blickling Hall.

Norwich Train Station

Take a moment to admire the Victorian frontage with its central clock tower built in 1886 before heading off into the city by the side of the River Wensum.

Norwich Cathedral

The Ethelbert Gate

The Ethelbert Gate and Erpingham Gate are entrances to the Norwich Cathedral. Completed in 1325, Ethelbert Gate is built of flushed flint, containing many decorative panels and ornate carvings with a series of beasts including a dragon, lion and basilisk.

Market Ave

Although known as the Royal Norfolk Regiment for only 27 years, you can trace the regimental history back 300 years with many battle honours earned during the Napoleonic period. Take your time to view the collection of exhibits, models and medals to explore the history of the regiment’s soldiers and their military campaigns.

Norwich Castle

A museum and gallery that was originally built as a Norman palace over 900 years ago. The magnificent Norman Keep houses a series of exhibitions, models and interactive displays. You can explore the extensive collections of treasures, fine art and archaeology.

Strangers Hall

One of Norwich’s oldest buildings, dating from 1320, Strangers Hall was home to wealthy merchants and traders. Navigate the maze of passages to reveal a collection of period rooms complete with collections including toys and shop signs.

Norwich Lanes

Take your time and linger in the relaxed atmosphere of the Lanes. Sit and have a bite to eat or a drink at one of the eateries and restaurants or may be indulge in some retail therapy amongst the collection of boutiques and independent retailers.

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Cromer Pier & Pavillion Theatre

The Promenade, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HE

Bressingham Steam Museum

Bressingham Steam Museum, Low Road, Bressingham, Norfolk, IP22 2AA

Self Catering Holiday Chalet

1 Waveney Valley, Burgh Castle, Norfolk, NR31 9PY

Hoseasons, Hemsby, Norfolk

Beach Road, Hemsby, Norfolk, NR29 4HR

About the Through Norwich Trail

Distance: 5 miles
Cites / Towns: 7
Number Of Businesses: 4

Leave the station and cross the River Yare to visit the spires of the iconic Norwich cathedral and explore the historic landmarks of Ethelbert Gate and Erpingham Gate.
A museum charts the history of the Royal Norfolk Regiment and you pass onto the Norwich Castle Museum and Gallery where you can visit the dungeons or climb the Norman keep steps for uninterrupted views across the city.
Explore the atmospheric Norwich Lanes complex with its independent traders for some refreshments, entertainment or retail therapy.

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Historic Norwich

Norwich offers history lovers a treat – visit the Norwich cathedral, the castle and the magnificent town gates are just some of the buildings that make up the Norwich 12 – a dozen buildings that capture Norwich’s past.

Atmospheric Lanes

The buzz of the Norwich Lanes entices many visitors. Enjoy the wide range of restaurants, cafes and bars. Seek out a performance or admire a street entertainer or browse the independent retailers and boutiques.

Retail Therapy

Head to Norwich to enjoy some retail therapy – visit the Castle Mall and intu Chapelfield Shopping Centres with their extensive range of retailers. For something more unique try one of the independent boutiques, the lovely Norwich lanes or the Royal Arcade.

Also Nearby

Cromer Pier & Pavillion Theatre

The Promenade, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HE

Bressingham Steam Museum

Bressingham Steam Museum, Low Road, Bressingham, Norfolk, IP22 2AA

Self Catering Holiday Chalet

1 Waveney Valley, Burgh Castle, Norfolk, NR31 9PY

Hoseasons, Hemsby, Norfolk

Beach Road, Hemsby, Norfolk, NR29 4HR