Your visit to Norwich

Norwich is a city where heritage landmarks spanning 1,000 years of history blend with striking 21st century architecture. It is an inclusive place alive with all the sights, local delights and cultural vibrancy of a major city while still being possible to navigate on foot.

Visit Norwich have put together a guide for anybody visiting from outside the region:

Things to do

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If our jam-packed Noirwich lineup and fringe events aren’t enough (!), Norwich really packs a bunch with the rest of its cultural offering. Museums, exhibitions, festivals, performance and music plus special events – culture in Norwich is thriving 12 months of the year.

Visitors will find Norwich littered with galleries, theatres and entertainment venues with many located in courtyards, alleys and historic buildings like; Norwich Puppet Theatre, Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Strangers’ Hall and The Museum of Norwich. The award-winning Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is a 70’s Norman Foster building and The Forum is Norwich’s Millennium celebration sporting an incredible glass atrium and outdoor amphitheatre.

Getting here

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By train

Norwich Station is located in the heart of the city and with connecting routes stopping at many of the beautiful towns and villages around, it’s easy and convenient.

Norwich is on the main line to London with frequent direct services taking 1 hour 45 mins or less from London Liverpool Street on Abellio Greater Anglia. Services via Cambridge travel into London King’s Cross on Abellio Greater Anglia/First Capital Connect.

By road

Norwich is only 110 miles north of London and is easily accessible by road from major ports and airports.

Distances 

National Expresss coaches operate services all over the UK and even to and from the continent (Eurolines) from Norwich. Mega Bus offer a more limited service to Norwich. Plan your journey or contact a Tourist Information Centre for help.

More information from Visit Norwich

By air

Norwich International airport is located just 4 miles from the city centre with easy transport links via a regular bus service. In addition the airport offers access to an onsite taxi company (Norwich Airport Taxi Association) which ensures a prompt reliable service when arriving at the airport.

Direct flights are currently available to Norwich from: Aberdeen, Alicante, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Malaga and Manchester.  In addition flights from Guernsey and Jersey operate direct to Norwich during the summer months (May-Sept).

Flights are also available into Norwich from many other destinations within the UK, Europe and beyond by connecting through Amsterdam, Edinburgh or Manchester.

Hertz operate from Norwich Airport and are one of the world’s leading car rental agencies; check their listing for more information.

There is a direct coach link from all the main London airports to Norwich, or the train fromLondon Liverpool Street takes under 2 hours.


Getting around

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By bus

Hop on a bus to take you around the countryside or city. There are a number of bus companies operating in the area, many offer day passes or group discounts.

Parking

Park & Ride

Norwich is surrounded by six Park & Ride schemes, located on major roads, making it the easiest and most affordable way to travel into Norwich by far.

Car Parking

There are several mutistorey and surface car parks within the city centre, including parking at the shopping centres and retail parks.  Some city centre streets have short term parking bays with pay and display machines.

More information from Visit Norwich, including motorcycle and bicycle parking


Where to stay

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From budget to a little bit of luxury, Norwich and the surrounding area can cater to everyone.

There’s a wealth of accommodation options dotted in and around the city, with delightful B&Bs, guesthouses and a whole range of hotels, including the Maid’s Head, the oldest hotel in the UK.

For information on hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses, visit the Visit Norwich website.

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