Norwich is a lovely and vibrant city, located in the county of Norfolk, in the east of England. There are many Norfolk Holiday Cottages within a stone’s throw of Norwich which make a charming holiday at any time of year. Norwich has a rich cultural history and was even among the four finalists for the UK City of Culture for 2013. Here is my guide of what not to miss in Norwich.
A great place to shop
Norwich is a great destination for a shopping trip. Whatever your style, the new Chapelfield shopping centre is a great place to shop until you drop. With over ninety stores including House of Fraser, Hollister and apple, Chapelfield’s has proved extremely popular since its opening in 2005. Outside the shopping centre, Norwich city centre is certainly worth a visit, with a great mix of chain store and independent retailers as well as Norwich Market, which is one of the biggest outdoor markets in England. Voted the best City Centre in the UK in 2006, Norwich is a thriving shopping destination.
Norwich’s rich history has lead to a legacy of stunning buildings dotted around the city. As part of a plan to promote Norwich’s heritage on an international scale, a list of twelve listed buildings has been drawn up. This includes historic buildings like Norwich Castle, built as a palace for William the Conqueror which has been a museum since 1894. Norwich Cathedral dates back to 1096 houses both the highest Norman tower, which reaches 40 metres into the sky, and the largest cloisters in England. The list also includes some never buildings like The City Hall built in 1938 with a impressive art deco interior and The Forum finished in 2001 with its impressive 21st-century design. Why not make it your mission to visit all twelve buildings?
Mustard has been manufactured in Norwich for over 180 years, so a trip to the Colman’s Mustard Shop and Museum is a must, especially for mustard lovers. It’s the place to learn about the famous Colman’s yellow packaged mustard that has become such a British institution and discover how mustard is made. It’s also a great opportunity to pick up a gift for anyone who loves mustard, with everything from tea towels to mustard pots and even speciality mustard.
With so much to do, Norwich is a great option for your next break away, visit www.webcottages.co.uk for a selection of lovely cottages in the area.