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A trip to Norfolk would not be complete without a visit to the region’s finest city, Norwich.

Norwich is situated on the River Wensum, Norwich is at the heart of the county and is a vibrant city with numerous entertainment options, discerning shopping and dining experiences, as well as boasting several hundred historical buildings, including the Castle, the landmark Cathedral with its thirty-four metre high spire, museums and many other listed heritage sites. Norwich Map and Guides are perfect for ensuring you do not miss any of the places to visit. Simply stroll around the relaxing city gardens and parks enjoying the peace and tranquility or experience the historical background to the City by wandering the quaint lanes and streets visiting places of interest.


Set in the centre of the shopping area of Norwich since the later part of the 11th century, is a large outdoor market of around 200 stalls, all offering a variety of goods and food outlets. Norwich is well known as having the ultimate shopping experience and you will find a diverse range of options from shopping complexes such as Castle Quarter and Chantry Place to independent shopping outlets selling local products and offering local hospitality.

Norwich’s nightlife equals its daytime experience and provides plenty to choose from including a variety of restaurants, bars, clubs, independent theatre’s, cinemas and exhibitions. The prestige Norwich Theatre Royal with 1300 seats and art deco interior, offers a wide selection of performances, shows and pantomimes throughout the year.

Within a ten mile drive from Norwich in Lenwade, you will find the Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure Park set in beautiful woodland and a short distance away, Bugzuk, both offering exciting and interesting days out for all of the family.
To the west of Norwich there is the family friendly Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse where you will find the re-created workhouse and museum, gardens, adventure play area, Rare Breeds farm and many other entertainment options. The family can take part and experience the Museum of Life, whilst looking back at the history of rural life in Norfolk.

Norwich is a prosperous lively city where modern day and culture co-exists alongside its historical past. There are plenty of entertainment options and things to see and do which will suit all of the family. Whether you are visiting for the day or for a longer stay, you will not be disappointed.

Recommended places to visit from the Best Days Out Team


Best Days Out continues to secure lots more attractions and leisure venues for your enjoyment. Over the next few months, we will be very busy securing new and exciting things to do throughout East Anglia.