Visit Norwich This Summer

Norwich (pronounced Nor-itch, rather than the American Nor-witch) is an historic city in East Anglia, about 100 miles north east of London. Situated on the River Wensum, Norwich is the centre of trade and culture in Norfolk.

Norwich is one of the most intact medieval cities in the UK. Northeast of the centre, you will find Norwich Cathedral, a Romanesque building with ornate cloisters. Two imposing gates, St. Ethelbert’s and Erpingham, lead to the Tombland area, once a Saxon marketplace.

From the Middle Ages until the Industrial Revolution, Norwich was the largest city in England after London, and one of the most important. It was founded by the Anglo-Saxons somewhere between the 5th and 7th centuries.

Given its location on the east of England, Norwich was a frequent target for Viking raids and was a major city in the Danelaw. As such, Norwich is historically influenced by Danish culture. Throughout the Middle Ages, it was major city for England and heavily involved in the European wool trade.

You can find out more about the history of the city by visiting the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell. It traces local history and features a recreated old pharmacy, as well as exhibits on the textile industry.

Today, Norwich is a city that embraces its history and culture. Each year the Norfolk and Norwich Festival celebrates the arts, drawing many visitors into the city from all over eastern England. It is also well known for its football team, Norwich FC.

Visitors to Norwich will find a quaint medieval city that is bursting with modern energy. It has a huge number of pubs and restaurants, theatres and clubs. If you are looking for a city break, Norwich delivers.