Norfolk’s county town is a rewarding blend of modern city living and a historic core, enough of which survives to give the town a feel lacking in most other British towns. It’s both the most complete medieval city in Britain, and one of the top 5 places to shop! Such contrasting accolades demonstrate a rare blend of historic interest and modern sophistication. Explore the intricate network of winding streets and over 1,500 historic buildings, from the splendour of the Norman Cathedral and Castle to charming Elm Hill with its timber-framed houses. Museums, galleries, theatres, concerts, cinema, a buzzing nightlife and a year round programme of festivals, celebrating everything from music and literature to food and beer, combine to offer vibrant and dynamic entertainment and give the city a truly cosmopolitan feel.
As a base in which to buy, Norwich has a lot to offer and is two hours by train to London . A one hour drive north puts you into the wide open spaces and beaches of the North Norfolk coast and its charming small towns and villages, notably Holt, Burnham Market and Blakeney.