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Top Choice Cathedral in Norwich

Norwich Cathedral

Norwich's most impressive landmark is a magnificent Anglican cathedral. Its barbed spire soars higher than any in England except Salisbury's, while the size of its cloisters is second to none. Highlights include the…
Top Choice Museum in Norwich

Norwich Castle

Crowning a hilltop overlooking central Norwich, this massive 12th-century castle is one of England’s best-preserved examples of Anglo-Norman military architecture. Its superb interactive museum crams in lively exhib…
Top Choice Museum in Norwich

Museum of Norwich

Stay on your best behaviour: 14th-century Bridewell is a former house of correction, a 'prison for women, beggars and tramps'. Displays here explore Norwich’s prominence as England's second city in the Middle Ages a…
Top Choice Fish & Chips in Norwich

Grosvenor Fish Bar

At this groovy chippy-with-a-difference, chips come with fresh cod goujons, a 'Big Mack' is a crispy mackerel fillet in a bread roll and the 'Five Quid Squid' (squid rings with garlic aioli) really is £5 . Either ea…
Top Choice Modern British in Norwich

Roger Hickman's

Understated elegance is everywhere here: pale floorboards, white linen and unobtrusive service. Dishes might include confit salmon and rabbit or blow-torched mackerel – flair, imagination and a simple dedication to …
Top Choice Pub in Norwich

Birdcage

Formica tables, chilled tunes, cupcakes and cocktails make this beatnik drinking den a one-of-a-kind delight. Book for a Bums Life Drawing session (yes, really. £4, Tuesday 7pm) or ferry in fish and chips from the G…
Historic Building in Norwich

Blickling Hall

Largely remodelled in the 17th century for Sir Henry Hobart, James I's chief justice, Blickling Hall began life in the 11th century as a manor house and bishop's palace. The grand Jacobean state rooms are stuffed wi…
Gallery in Norwich

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

The region's most important centre for the arts is housed in the first major public building by renowned architect Norman Foster. Its eclectic collections include works by Picasso, Moore, Degas and Bacon, which are …
Brasserie in Norwich

Library

The chef here has a penchant for grilling over wood-smoke; smoky flavours infuse everything from chicken, lamb and beef to fennel seeds. It's a hit, as is the setting – with Victorian bookcases lining the walls of w…
British in Norwich

Last

The decor in the bar is fabulous and reflects the building's past life as a shoe factory – lasts (wooden shoe moulds) as light fittings, Singer sewing machines as tables. The food lives up to the setting – top-notch…