Norwich | A vibrant City
Norwich stands alone. Its geographical separation of other English cities has infused it with a rich character all of its own, an invigorating mix of past and present; of openness and offbeat charm. It’s a city where an unrivalled collection of heritage landmarks, spanning 1,000 years of history, blends beautifully with striking 21st century architecture. A city alive with an inclusive atmosphere, compact enough to make you feel at home in days, but with enough sights, local delights and cultural vibrancy to entertain you for weeks.
A rich history
Originally known as ‘North Wic’, (‘Wic’ being an old name for a port), the city started as a small Anglo-Saxon settlement north of the river Wensum. The name Norwich first appeared on a coin minted in the early 10th Century and by the turn of the 11th Century Norwich was alongside London as one of the two biggest cities in England. Today the county’s heritage is proudly displayed through castles and cathedrals, to stately homes and museums.
Take a trip to Elm Hill in Norwich, one of Norwich’s most famous streets and a great example of the city’s medieval past. In 1507 a major fire destroyed much of the original buildings however they were soon rebuilt and now a popular tourist and photographers attraction.
Top 10 UK shopping destination
The city is a shopping haven, with four department stores, two shopping centres and a lively market where you will find unique items and delicious food 6 days a week. It’s the largest permanent under-cover market in Europe!
Venture off the high street and you will be rewarded with a multitude of independent and boutique stores set amongst Norwich’s quirky lanes. There’s nothing quite like getting lost in Norwich’s quirky narrow lanes, you never know what you will discover.
Eat and Drink
Stay in our centrally located Norwich Properties
Our Norwich properties are within easy walking distance of Norwich city centre and are surrounded with great bars, cafe’s and restaurants. At the heart of Norwich’s ‘Golden Triangle’ you will find our city apartments, nearby there is a larger 3 bedroom home with a private garden. The area is characterised by its terrace housing, pubs and parks. The friendly atmosphere has resulted in the Golden Triangle being dubbed by one estate agent as the Notting Hill of Norwich!