A fine City and a thriving shopping paradise
The historic city of Norwich offers an interesting balance of fascinating ancient cathedral city and thriving modern metropolis.
Here you can find some of the finest medieval architecture in Britain, especially in its cathedral, castle and winding medieval streets.
At the same time, Norwich boasts a vibrant mix of theatres, cinemas, art festivals, museums and galleries and a vast array of pubs, stylish café bars and restaurants. It is great fun to go shopping in this relaxed and friendly atmosphere! You’ll discover a wealth of hidden treasures in Norwich’s hidden lanes.
The Norfolk and Norwich Festival attracts each year thousand of people with its spectacular performances and concerts.
“With its blend of classical and contemporary music, children’s events and contemporary performances there really is something to tempt everyone at this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival. It’s by far the biggest festival ever, and takes in venues that include one of the only surviving Victorian hippodromes, a Norwich city nightspot, the open spaces of Earlham Park and the beautifully refurbished Theatre Royal. Choose the exhilaration of circus and pyrotechnic spectacle, the polished splendour of great orchestras, ensembles and choirs or the twists and turns of contemporary theatre.”
Bishy Barney Boats, Norwich, offer a variety of day and evening cruises
The Plantation Garden, Norwich, a grade II English Heritage registered garden
The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts , Norwich, is a marvellous opportunity to discover paralleles between masterpieces of Giacometti, Picasso, Bacon or Moore and art objects from other cultures.