Holidays To Norwich

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Norwich is a city in the River Wensum in East Anglia. It is the regional administrative centre and county town of Norfolk. During the 11th century, Norwich was the largest city in England after London, and one of the most important places in the kingdom. Until the Industrial Revolution, Norwich was the capital of the most populous county in England. Holidays to Norwich are about culture and history, which is epitomised by it being designated as England's first UNESCO City of Literature in 2012. Norwich is a popular destination for a city break. Attractions in the city include Norwich Cathedral, the cobbled streets and museums of old Norwich, Norwich Castle, Cow Tower, Colman's Mustard Shop and Museum, Dragon Hall and The Forum. Each year, the Norfolk and Norwich Festival celebrates the arts, drawing many visitors into the city from all over England. Norwich is also home to a host of theatres and entertainment venues. Travel Center offers all inclusive holidays to make your trip to Norwich a memorable one. Get in touch with one of our experts today, and leave everything to us. Book holidays to Norwich with us and experience this city in East Anglia at its very best.

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Time Zone

UTC+00:00 hours

Airlines Flying

KLM, Flybe, bmi regional, Eastern Airways

Languages

English

Best Time to Travel

June to September

Modes of Transport

Train, Bus, Taxi, Cycle, Boat

Currency Exchange Rate

1.00 GBP

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Norwich Cathedral

This cathedral is dedicated to the Holy and Undivided Trinity and is one of the Norwich 12 heritage sites. It has been constructed out of flint and mortar and cream colored Caen limestone and construction was finished in 1145. The cathedral was built according to the Norman Gothic style and its spire is the second tallest in England measuring at 315 feet.

RAF Air Defense Radar Museum

Exhibiting items that relate to Air Defense and Radar from 1935 to the present day, this museum uses a combination of guided tours and multiple themed rooms to encourage the visitor to find out about this world that was previously kept a secret. Most of the exhibits here are hands-on giving visitors the opportunity to experience what it would be like to be a Fighter Controller or sit in the cockpit of a jaguar aircraft.

Felbrigg Hall

This 17th century house has been unaltered and is well known for its Jacobean architecture and Georgian Interior. The garden has an orangery and orchards. The house was initially home to the Felbrigg family after which it was owned by the Wyndham family and then passed into national Trust ownership. The Felbrigg house and estate covers an area of 1,760 acres and also includes a 520 acre wood.

Norwich Castle

This medieval royal fortification was founded after the Norman conquest of England between 1066 and 1075 when William the Conquerer asked that it be built. It is now home to the Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery that exhibits mostly archeological items. The Norwich Castle is one of 48 castles that have been mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086.

The Plantation Garden

This is a restored Victorian garden that features a large gothic fountain, flower beds, lawns, woodland walkways, a rustic bridge, ‘Medieval’terrace wall and hundreds of architectural details. The garden was created 140 years ago in what used to be a chalk quarry. The garden was neglected after World War II and abandoned until 1980 when its maintanence was taken over by the Plantation garden Preservation Trust.

Strangers Hall Museum

Strangers Hall showcases domestic history and some of the buildings older parts have been found to date back to the 14th century and has also had many additions to it over the course of the hundreds of years it’s been in use. Stranger’s hall was home to a variety of members from society a few of whom include a solicitor, dance master and a number of Norwich Mayors.

St. Peter Mancroft

This is a parish church that was built between 1430 and 1455. It is a member of the Greater Churches Group. St. Peter Mancroft was built on top of an existing church. It is 180 feet long and its décor features Flemish tapestry and medieval glass and has one of the finest displays of church silver of any parish in the country.

St. Julian’s Shrine

This church is dedicated to St. Julian and was destroyed due to bombing during World War II. After the bombing the church was extensively restored by J.A. Chaplin and was opened again in 1953. Its interior features include an organ that dates back to 1860 by Henry Jones and was added to the church in 1966.

Surrey House

This is where the historic home of insurance company Aviva is housed. The architecture used in its construction is Edwardian and was designed by George Skipper and constructed between 1900 and 1912. Its exterior is Palladian while the interior is decorated with 15 varieties of marble, frescoes and a glass atrium. Two unusual items that can be seen here are the air fountain and the chiming skeleton clock.

Cow Tower

This artillery tower was built between 1398 and 1399 because of a threat from France and English rebels. Using cannons and bombards, the tower was meant to defend the north-eastern approach to Norwich. It was designed to hold a garrison and probably had different floors for sleeping and dining. In 1549 it played a role in Kett’s Rebellion. Today it is only a shell and is managed by English Heritage.