The historic city of Norwich on the River Yare offers something for everyone. Visit Norwich Castle and discover its evolution from Royal palace to county prison. Collections on display include fine art, archaeology, natural history as well as those from the Royal Norfolk Regimental museum. Learn about the cities industries and the people who lived here at the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, or bring the Tudors and Stewarts to life at Strangers Hall.
Norwich’s stunning 12th century Anglican cathedral is located in the most historic part of the city, enjoy a stroll through the peaceful cloisters and marvel at its incredible architecture. The City Sightseeing Bus offers a Hop on Hop Off service between April and October which takes in the city’s major sights, with accompanying commentary, pick up the bus at Riverside Road.
One of the top shopping destinations in the UK, indulge in some retail therapy at Intu Chapelfield, Castle Mall or the Royal Arcade or head to Norwich Lanes to discover our finest independent shops. The brightly coloured Norwich Market is the largest open air market in the country and is great for picking up a bargain and delicious local produce.
With a vibrant theatre and arts scene you will not be short of entertainment. Norwich Theatre Royal and the Maddermarket Theatre both host touring productions of opera, ballet, stand up comedy and theatre performances.
Norwich’s art house cinema, Cinema City, offers an eclectic mix of cult classics, art-house gems and world class arts productions. Whilst Odeon (Riverside Entertainment) or Vue (Castle Mall) show the latest blockbusters.
A short walk from the Railway and Yacht Stations, Riverside Entertainment hosts a number of bars and restaurants as well as Imax cinema, Hollywood bowl, Gravity indoor trampoline park and 24/7 Fitness.
- Mooring is available at Norwich Yacht Centre (Fee Payable)
Eating & Drinking
- Norwich is full of great bars & restaurants, explore St Benedicts St and Norwich Lanes for fantastic independent eateries or head to Riverside, St. Stephens Street or Chapelfield for popular chain restaurants.
- Morrisons – Riverside Retail Park
- Tesco Express – Prince of Wales Rd
- Norwich Yacht Station
- The Forum