Norwich in the heart of East Anglia is one of England’s great ancient cities, and the only one with UNESCO City of Literature status. The tightly packed city centre is brimming with hundreds of heritage buildings including the magnificent Norman Cathedral. Norwich has strong links to the wider Norfolk area – boat trips run direct from the city centre waterfront into the Norfolk Broads just to the east. An exceptional city weekend break, Norwich offers a wealth of attractions including a hill top castle museum and just outside the city sits the famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts housed within a dazzling modern architectural building designed by Norman Foster. Quirky independent shops line unique Art Nouveau shopping arcades and the city has a fantastic cafe scene, first class theatres, music venues and a year round festival programme.
Getting to Norwich is easy – the city is just 4 miles south of Norwich International Airport. Norwich also boasts excellent rail links from London Liverpool Street, Cambridge and Stansted Airport.
Where to stay
Browse and book online from the choice of Norwich city centre accommodation below ranging from budget chain hotels ideal for business and leisure to serviced modern apartments with WiFi and parking. The city also features some character inns with rooms and friendly guest houses perfect for weekend breaks.
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.