Norwich, Norfolk Broads and Countryside Visitor Guide

Norwich is a beautiful city combining history and heritage with a modern, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Restaurants, museums and a wide range of shops and attractions vie for your attention as you wander around the impressive medieval streets. Nearby, the famous Norfolk Broads are one of the most popular inland waterways in Europe and ideally suited for long, relaxing breaks by boat or on foot. The surrounding countryside is ideal for families and nature lovers alike, with quaint market towns and walks for all abilities and ages. 

Set in the heart of East Anglia, the historic city of Norwich has everything you would desire of a vibrant regional capital. You will find a modern cultural city with beautiful heritage, vibrant nightlife, sophisticated shopping and mouth-watering restaurants.

Norwich is the most complete medieval city in Britain. It's also one of the top 10 places to shop! Such contrasting boasts show a rare blend of historic interest and modern sophistication. Explore the intricate network of winding streets and over 1,500 historic buildings, from the splendor of the Norman Cathedral and Castle to charming Elm Hill with its timber-framed houses. Museums, galleries, theatres, concerts, cinema, a buzzing nightlife and a year round programme of festivals, celebrating everything from music and literature to food and beer, combine to offer vibrant and dynamic entertainment and give the city a truly cosmopolitan feel.

Imagine a modern cultural city with beautiful heritage, award-winning shopping and a dynamic arts scene. Imagine stunning wildlife, endless waterways and pretty villages. Imagine wide skies stretched out over rustic landscapes. What are you waiting for?


Planning you trip? Find your way around with this handy map.