Norwich is a city in Norfolk in the east of England. With a population of around 200 000 people it is one of the most populous cities in the country. The history goes back over 2000 years when its location on the river bure was settled by roman invaders. It has been known by many different names over the years, all of which have been used in some extent. They include rutupis, nesta and nidus. The city is supposed to be the oldest in Britain.
Many tourist attractions can be found in Norwich both historical and contemporary. In terms of its history Norwich Castle Museum is a terrific place where visitors can learn about the city’s history and take a guided tour of its tunnels. Norwich is also home to the largest cathedral in England which has been around for more than 900 years. It was not only the religious capital but also the administrative centre of all East Anglia.
Norwich, England offers infinite opportunities to relax and have fun for all ages. The best thing about Norwich is the large amount of free activities available in this city. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite “free” things to do in new Norwich, UK:
Exercise on the Broads — The broads are a great resource for leisurely biking, jogging, picnicking, swimming, birdwatching and boating. The Broads are a network of lakes located in the center of Norwich. There are over 100 km of navigable waterways which are perfect for kayaking or canoeing. You can bring your own vessel or rent one at Upton Broad & Marshes nature reserve. Generally you can access most broads via public footpaths or by road. Many of the roads are designated as ‘all traffic’ so if you drive keep your speed down and watch out for cyclists and pedestrians.
Watch a Soccer Match — Norwich has a fantastic local soccer team, known simply as “The Canaries.” The city’s football club competes in the second-tier English Football League Championship. Matches are usually played at Carrow Road stadium, located about 1 mile from the city center. Admission is typically 10-15 pounds, but there are often discounts for children and seniors.
Explore Norwich Castle — The 900-year-old Norwich castle is one of the largest and best preserved castles in England. The castle is open to tourists with free admission for all visitors on the first Sunday of every month. Norwich castle also has a museum, art gallery, and numerous gardens which are open year-round.
Sample Local Cuisine — Norwich is home to many ethnic restaurants representing cuisines from all over the world. No trip to Norwich is complete without trying the local favorite ‘chimney cake’. These sweet pastries are available from chimney cake specialists
It is worth noting that Norwich received a mention in Shakespeare’s epic poem ‘The Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Titania, the fairy queen, refers to the city as ‘The pleasantest town in Albion’.
Norwich is a city that has something for everyone and is well worth a visit. Whether you are interested in its history or contemporary attractions, there is sure to be something that will interest you. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to Norwich today!.