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.

Norwich city market stalls Norwich Cathedral spire viewed from the grounds Norwich Cathedral viewed from the Cathedral grounds Shoppers walking on London Street in Norwich city centre Bright coloured market stalls at Norwich market at night time Colourful houses along the river Wensum in Norwich Snowy streets along the edge of the river Wensum in Norwich Gardens and Norwich Cathedral People walking past Jarrolds in Norwich city centre Norwich Cathedral spire and grounds People sitting outside Norwich city market stalls Inside the Forum in Norwich Norwich Cathedral viewed from the Cloisters Taxi rank outside of the Norwich market in Norfolk Front of the Forum in Norwich city People walking along Norwich city high street Entrance to the Royal Arcade in Norwich Outside restaurant seating in Tombland, Norwich Norwich cathedral and grounds Medieval buildings on Elm Hill in Norwich

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!

Gives any place abroad a run for its money!

The bungalow is a lovely place to stay, just a short walk from the harbour. Close to shops, coffee shops and restaurants. The beach is a little further but perfect if you have a car or don’t mind a walk. All essentials were provided and the place was clean and inviting. The beds were amazingly comfortable too! Lovely...

Heather (20/09/18) (Mansfield Woodhouse, United Kingdom)