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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Church
“Norwich's magnificent Romanesque Cathedral is open to visitors of all faiths and none. In beautiful grounds it's an awe-inspiring, welcoming building with spectacular architecture, magnificent art and a fascinating history. One of the finest complete Romanesque cathedrals in Europe, with the second tallest spire and largest monastic cloisters in England, it houses more than a thousand beautiful medieval roof boss sculptures. Licensed Refectory restaurant beside the cloisters. Host to orchestral concerts, choral concerts, jazz ensembles and lectures.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Museum
“Norwich Castle was completed in 1121, although originally designed to be a Royal Palace, no Norman King actually ever lived in it. In 1883 worked started to convert the Castle into a museum, opening in 1894, which it still exists as today! The Museum has incredible archaeology, natural history, regimental history galleries, as well as fine decorative and contemporary art. Tours of the castle keep, battlements, dungeons and Victorian Shirehall courthouse are available. It’s a great day out for kids and adults alike and is a wonderfully interesting educational environment. The castle is open all year round, Monday to Sunday with admissions for a family (with 2 adults) available at £34.85. Visit here for more information and prices. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Park
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“A National Trust property that offers beautiful walks, including all around the lake, the Orangerie, the kitchen walled gardens and the stone mausoleum.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“A mystical land populated by brave, adventurous creatures – including Crocklebrogs, Twiggles and Boggles. With parents encouraged to explore alongside their children, a visit to BeWILDwerwood is sure to be enjoyable for adventurers of all ages. This award winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure truly is a must visit if you're anywhere near Hoveton. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Theatre
“The Theatre Royal Norwich is an art deco theatre and has been part of Norwich for over 250 years. It holds a variety of shows throughout the year including a traditional Christmas panto. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful area to visit for water sports, including sailing, kayaking and canoeing. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Cinema
“Not just a cinema! Cinema city has a great restaurant and bar, and is ideal for pre-movie drinks and food”
  • 30 locals recommend
Establishment
“ Norwich Market (also known as Norwich Provision Market) is an outdoor market consisting of around 200 stalls in central Norwich, England. Founded in the latter part of the 11th century to supply Norman merchants and settlers moving to the area following the Norman conquest of England, it replaced an earlier market a short distance away. It has been in operation on the present site for over 900 years.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Park
“Just one of the brilliant amusements close to Fielding Cottage, just 15 minutes away in a car from us, children can enjoy searching for dinosaurs, as well as enjoying other adventure activities such as high ropes, play area and secret garden, ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“If it’s retail therapy you’re after, then the three storey Chapel Field shopping centre in the heart of Norwich is the place to go. With all the high street shops under one roof, Chapel field was built on the old Caleys chocolate factory site in 2005. But if you are looking for something that little bit different, then a short walk from chapel field brings you to the famous Norwich Market, with its striped canopies and a treasure trove of market goods, or a few minutes on, and you find yourself in ‘the lanes’ of Norwich with some great boutiques, cafes, independent stores, including the hedonistic ‘Head in the Clouds’ shop that opened in Pottergate in 1971...and hasn’t changed since!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Fantastic permanent exhibition with regular program of changing exhibitions of arts and crafts. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Church
“Completed in 1145, taking 50 years to build, Norwich Cathedral is one of the greatest architectural structures in the county. An astounding, iconic structure which boasts the second highest spire in England, standing 315ft as well as the second largest Cloisters. There are free guided tours available which are a perfect way to take in the 900-year history of the Cathedral. If you’re very lucky, you may see the Peregrine Falcons which have nested on the spire! You’re most likely to catch a view of these magnificent creatures between March and June from the observation point located in Cathedral Close. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Premise
“CASTLE & MUSEUM - is an intact medieval royal fortification in the city of Norwich, Norfolk. It was founded in the aftermath of the Norman conquest of England when William the Conqueror (1066–1087) ordered its construction because he wished to have a fortified place in the important city of Norwich. It proved to be his only castle in East Anglia. It is one of the Norwich 12 heritage sites. In 1894 the 'Norwich Museum' moved to Norwich Castle and it has been a museum ever since. The castle holds significant objects from the region, especially archaeological finds and natural history specimens. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Huge shopping mall with lots of designer outlets you would expect to find in a big city.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Premise
“Trains to and from London, Cambridge, Cromer, Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Breathtaking gardens, stunning any season, 33 Acres great for the 'wobbly' or ambulant disabled as flat area, beautiful cafes. Limited opening 2/3/19 - 26/10/19 Wed-Sun plus bank hols. (only setback no dogs)”
  • 18 locals recommend