One of the greatest cities in England during Medieval Times and still today, Norwich offers a rare blend of historic interest and modern sophistication.
Norwich Cathedral (0.1 miles) - Norwich is dominated by its magnificent 900 year old Norman Cathedral, which boasts the largest monastic cloisters in England, the 2nd largest spire and over 1000 beautiful medieval bosses. The cathedral has its own shop selling cards and other gifts. The library contains 7000 rare books including some of the earliest printed in England. The refectory is a lovely mixture of historic and modern decor, set in the cathedral, and serves light lunches, afternoon tea and cakes.
The cathedral is open from: 07.30 to 18:00 daily (19:00 mid-May to mid-September).
Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (0.5 km) - One of the finest Norman secular buildings anywhere in Europe is the Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery. The present structure has been standing since the 12th century. Today the castle is the county’s principal museum and is packed with treasures and collections of national importance. In a recent refurbishment, the museum extended its galleries opening up new areas previously unseen. The castle houses the world’s largest teapot collection and, should you be interested in the region’s history, a magnificent collection of landscapes by the 19th century Norwich school of painters.
Coleman’s Mustard Shop (0.3 miles) - If mustard is your thing, then why not taste 15 different types, all available to sample and buy at the unique Coleman’s Mustard Shop. The shop also has a museum tracing the near 200 year history of this favorite delicacy.
The Original City Ghost Walk:
The city ghost walk starts at the Adam and Eve public house (0.3 miles). This is the oldest pub in Norwich. Ghost stories range from the legend of Lady Grey who haunts Tombland Ally, the Maddermarket Monk and the Witch of Bishopgate.