Things to do in Norwich

THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Norwich

Things to Do in Norwich


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Top Attractions in Norwich

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Ancient cathedral with intricate stained glass and tranquil cloisters, providing guided tours that highlight historical artifacts and significant cultural connections.
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Historic country house with cozy interiors, eclectic artwork, and expansive parklands. Features include a walled garden, scenic walking paths, and engaging cellar and attic tours.
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Garden retreat featuring labyrinthine paths through themed "rooms" of diverse plants, a tea room with homemade cakes, and a serene atmosphere for nature lovers.
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Victorian garden oasis providing a tranquil escape with historical follies, a picturesque fountain, and lush plantings. Ideal for a serene stroll near the cathedral.
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Historic cobbled street with a Tudor period ambiance, lined with quirky shops and a traditional coffee house, near the river and cathedral.
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Historic theater featuring a mix of performances, from ballet to pantomime, with interactive audience experiences. Comfortable seating and a pleasant bar enhance the visit.
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Historical museum featuring interactive exhibits on local industry, including a recreated 19th-century pharmacy and early 20th-century pub, plus VR experiences and child-friendly elements.
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Historic castle turned museum showcasing a blend of natural history, local art, and archaeology through diverse exhibits, including a noteworthy maritime display.
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Riverside walk featuring tranquil paths, historic buildings, and riverside terraces, complemented by benches and greenery for a peaceful city exploration.
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What travellers are saying

  • Chris L
    Kendal, UK263 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a beautiful Cathedral, stunning, breathtaking and very friendly and lovely staff. We had a one hour tour free of charge, which was ran by Joan, who was very informative and clearly knew plenty of knowledge. If you have never been to Norwich and you intend to visit then the Cathedral is a must, otherwise you will have missed one of the best Cathedral in the UK
    Written June 17, 2024
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  • RosaMundi99
    York33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our first visit to Felbrigg but hopefully not our last. The walled garden here is truly stunning - I've visited many NT properties over the years and never seen so many thriving, happy plants in one place. Loved it.
    Written June 15, 2024
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  • Caroline S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely day spent wandering through these beautiful private gardens that the owners generously open to the public. We arrived as the gardens were opened, toilets very clean. Everyone working there was welcoming and the cakes in the tea room were delicious. We bought a guide book and followed the layout - plenty of benches and seats to take a rest and admire the very different areas of this 32 acre garden. Areas where you can shelter if there is a shower or it’s very sunny. The website makes it clear who these gardens are suitable for.
    Hope to go back in the Autumn to see how the garden has changed with the seasons. We live in South Suffolk but if we lived closer we’d be visiting as often as we could.
    Written June 9, 2024
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  • Sue B
    Redcar, UK46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best value £20 we spent all holiday (£10 per person) We took an hours trip on this solar boat with a fantastic guide Mark. First time seeing beautiful kingfishers in a peaceful setting, no engine noise to spoil the tranquility.
    Mark was an amazing guide with a great sense of humour. Would definitely do this trip again.
    Written September 21, 2023
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  • LesleyD
    Braintree, UK47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant and gorgeous garden set in central Norwich. £2 entrance fee is such good value. Historic garden very lovingly restored. Loved it.
    Written June 16, 2024
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  • Chris L
    Kendal, UK263 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a must see of Norwich, please do go for a walk over the cobblestone road and just simply admire the beautiful Medieval buildings, simply stunning
    Written June 17, 2024
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  • jamesawild
    Newmarket, UK177 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Romeo & Juliet was excellent; the theatre quite good. The Northern Ballet's production was just stunning. An unforgettable experience. We'll certainly be seeing more shows by them (perhaps at other venues).

    The theatre is good in many respects: its location is central and handy for parking, seat prices are reasonable, all the staff that I encountered had very good customer service skills. I only have one concern and that is about the seating in the stalls. We were in row G and the seats were not sufficiently raked, the view was partly obscured by seated patrons in row F. On a previous visit we sat in the circle and there was no issue at all. NB seats in front row of circle may find the horizontal partly obscuring their view.
    Written May 30, 2024
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  • Peter R
    Dartford, UK1,272 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The ticket we purchased for the Norwich Museum also allowed us entry to the Bridewell Museum. The museum was originally a prison and “house” of correction, but has now been changed into a museum of local history. The museum was well laid out over two floors and tracks the rise of industry in Norwich. There is lots to see and read about and well worth a visit.
    Written February 29, 2024
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  • RWietlisbach
    Kawasaki, Japan678 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    When I was planning my trip, I was a bit disappointed to learn that the keep is currently undergoing major renovation work and is therefore closed. But since the museum is open, I decided to visit anyway, as it was my first time in Norwich.
    Finding the entrance proved a bit challenging, as I was walking halfway around the hill and then back again - only to realise after my visit that had I walked just about 50 metres further, there would have been another entrance, so I could have saved myself the long walk. Given that the museum is extensive, with lots of treasures to see, my feet would probably have thanked me for that...
    And yes, there is a LOT to see: From paintings to archaeology to stuffed wild animals - it's vast! I hadn't been expecting that.
    The individually themed areas all have their individual entrance, but are also interconnected, which can be rather confusing, because if you don't pay attention, then you're suddenly stepping from the gallery zone with paintings to the Roman history zone... In fact, several times I got lost and had to retrace my steps, as I felt that I was missing out on some areas. Maybe it would help to assist visitors with better signposting to indicate the general recommended flow.
    Apart from that, I did like what I saw, especially the large number of paintings!
    In the end, I just about managed to get around all the areas by the time I heard the announcement of the closing time.
    I would certainly love to be back after the re-opening of the castle itself, hopefully also with a proper souvenir shop, as the museum shop was rather disappointing.
    But overall I did enjoy my time in the museum and believe it's well worth a visit!
    Written June 9, 2022
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  • George R
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a small but very in-depth style of museum, the staff were so lovely and it was clear they cared about the museum and its history!

    I’d recommend this museum and more specifically the Vulcan tour, for £3 it’s very worth your money, the tour guide was very helpful and explained the aircraft and its history in great detail!

    It was small, but even so, the variety of aircraft was a breath of fresh air for sure. Thoroughly recommend!
    Written May 28, 2024
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  • Jus
    Colchester, UK256 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A small, peaceful and quiet campsite, just a field, water and portaloos. It is a relaxing place to camp and unwind. If you like a simple no thrills camping experience, this site is most certainly somewhere you should check out.
    Written June 3, 2024
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  • Peter R
    Dartford, UK1,272 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely area to walk alongside the river passing some interesting buildings. We had never seen so many swans in one area at the same time. A few boats moored to the bank some in need of repair.
    Written February 28, 2024
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