What makes Norwich unique?
A busy city steeped in history and heritage, Norwich is also one of the safest.
It is large enough to host lots of major events, such as literary and live music festivals, but small enough for students to quickly familiarise themselves with the many shops and tourist attractions.
Norwich offers a unique blend of traditional and modern
Norwich Castle is more than 900 years old
Explore the largest open-air market in England Explore the largest open-air market in England
Cycling is a great way to get around Cycling is a great way to get around
One of the best shopping destinations in the UK One of the best shopping destinations in the UK
A quarter of the population is aged between 16 and 29 A quarter of the population is aged between 16 and 29
About the local area
Norfolk has nearly 100 miles of unspoilt coastline, with 280 square miles designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The famous Norfolk Broads are among the most important wetlands in Europe, and are a haven for rare birds, plants and insects. You can explore these unique wetlands on a Broads Tours river trip or self-drive dayboat, or stay longer as part of a relaxing boating holiday.
While Norfolk is the fifth largest county in England, you’ll never be more than an hour from the coast where you can enjoy miles of sandy beaches and all forms of watersports, from sea fishing to windsurfing.
The Norfolk Trails network brings together more than 1,200 miles of walks and cycle routes throughout the county, ranging from nine miles to 78 miles with a choice of shorter walks, circular routes and long distance trails.
Other Norfolk highlights include the Bure Valley Railway – the county’s longest narrow gauge heritage railway running through 9 miles of beautiful countryside – and Amazona Zoo, which was award the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Read about more things to do in Norfolk.