Medieval Norwich is the beating heart of Norfolk. The historic castle with its many treasures dominates the city skyline. It looks down, as it has for centuries, on the hustle and bustle of the streets below.
The city atmosphere is vibrant - join the outdoor café scene and watch buskers busk and mime-artists. A tangle of lanes and cobbled streets lead down to the ancient district of Tombland (nothing sinister, it means ‘open space’). Here you’ll find bars, restaurants, galleries and quirky shops galore.
When it’s time for a break, why not pop into one of the old pubs along the River Wensum? The Adam and Eve is reputedly the oldest in the city, dating back to the 13th century. The Wig and Pen near the law courts is full of character (and characters!).
If you’re planning to spend an evening, the Theatre Royal is an impressive art-deco venue which hosts many excellent touring productions. Next door you’ll find the Assembly House, an impressive Georgian building with a ballroom, galleries and restaurant - perfect for afternoon tea or pre-show drinks and supper.
The last thing any of us want to do on holiday is sit in the car all day, so plan some trips… and think boat!
Play skipper on a hire boat for a day or be navigated around by an expert whilst you relax and take in the sights and sounds of this watery paradise.
Whilst fine dining is perfect for special occasions, sometimes nothing can beat the Great British tradition of fish and chips. And nowhere does it better than Norfolk.
Eat al fresco, perched on the sea wall enjoying the sights and sounds of the harbour or settle down indoors and soak up the atmosphere of a bustling fish and chip emporium.
From the humble ploughman’s lunch to exquisite fish, meat, game or vegetarian dishes, the culinary bar is being raised as Norfolk chefs vie with each other to impress and win new customers.
With advice from our local experts we’re pleased to share some of the best dining destinations for you to enjoy during your visit to Norfolk.
Norfolk is a perfect place for family cycling holidays or long weekends – with plenty of country lanes, coastal trails and enchanting byways to explore.
With gentle terrain, even cycling novices will find the going easy in Norfolk, and with so much natural beauty and places of interest at every turn, there’s never a need to rush.