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The affluent and easy-going city of Norwich (norr-ich) is a rich tapestry of meandering alleys liberally sprinkled with architectural jewels – spoils of the city's medieval wool boom. A magnificent cathedral and impressive Norman castle bookend the city centre; in-between, crooked half-timbered buildings line quiet lanes. Thriving markets and a large student population enhance the city’s relaxed vibe. Add quick access to the Broads and Norfolk’s beaches, and you have an excellent base from which to explore.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Norwich.