Norwich Cathedral Treasure Trail

Many of the keen walkers who visit Norfolk overlook Norwich in favour of the surrounding countryside. And though the nearby Broads make a fantastic destination for an afternoon stroll, the city itself has a lot to offer as well. Packed full of historic sights and attractions, Norwich can be incredibly rewarding to navigate on foot.

One of the best ways to explore the city is by following the Norwich Cathedral Treasure Trail. Leading you past some of the city’s most famous sights, and encouraging you to look a little more closely at Norwich’s best known attractions, the trail is perfect for all the family.

 

Norwich Cathedral Treasure Trail

The Norwich Cathedral Treasure Trail has a murder mystery theme, making it ideal for Halloween and dark winter evenings. The trail begins on Princes Street and then leads you through the centre of the city, asking you to solve clues on the way. As you go, you’ll pass St Andrews Street, Elm Hill and the Cathedral Grounds, before ending up back at the start point of the route. With each clue, you’ll learn something new about Norwich, its history and the landmarks that many of us walk past every day.

Difficulty

The Norwich Cathedral Treasure Trail is approximately one and a half miles long and should take around 90 minutes to complete. However, if you’re walking with small children, you may need to allow a little longer for them to decipher the clues and get to the next location. The trail is accessible to pushchairs, however people in wheelchairs may not be able to access all points on the route.

There are clues tailored for different age groups, making the walk suitable for participants aged six to 100.

 

 

How to get the trail map

There are a number of ways to get the trail map for the Norwich Cathedral Treasure Hunt route. The quickest way to get a copy of the map is to download a pdf from the treasure trail website. You can then either print the pdf at home or carry a tablet computer with you as you go.

If you like your treasure maps a little more old school, you can pick up a copy of the route from a number of local retailers or order a map from the treasure trail website.

 

Points of interest

Although there are a number of points of interest on the route, the most prominent sight you’ll see is the cathedral itself. Completed in the middle of the 12th century, the cathedral is one of the largest in Europe and attracts thousands of visitors every year. Over the centuries, various parts of the structure have been re-built, restored and embellished, creating the spectacular building we see today.

At the beginning or end of your walk, make sure you take the time to pop in to the cathedral to explore this unique Norwich attraction.

 

A fantastic way to get to know the city a little better, the Norwich Cathedral Treasure Trail is perfect for all the family. Find out more about other walking trails in the area by taking a look around our site