In Medieval times Norwich was one of the greatest cities in England. The city is dominated by its 12th century Cathedral and Castle, built by the Normans with stone imported from France. The Castle is the County's principle museum and is home to some of the most outstanding collections of fine art, archaeology and natural history. In the magnificent Norman keep, models, sound and video bring history to life.
The historic Norwich Anglican Cathedral is well worth a visit. The church, which stands proudly on the city’s skyline, has always been greatly loved by the people of Norfolk and was recently voted Norfolk’s favourite building. Visit the shop, library, catch an organ recital or attend one of the church’s regular events. You will be enchanted by Elm Hill’s famous, cobbled medieval street which is home to a number of speciality shops and cafes.
Norwich is now one of the top five shopping destinations in the United Kingdom. Hop off at Theatre Street for Norwich Market and The Forum by Jarrold (Norwich’s flagship, independent department store), for the very best art and gifts of the Eastern region. Castle Meadow offers The Mall and Colman’s Shop & Museum.