Fly to Norwich

Ancient charm, modern welcomes, timeless attractions

Long, long ago, Norwich was the second city of England, a medieval powerhouse of trade, prosperity, soaring architecture and cobbled streets bustling with creative, dynamic people. It is still a hugely vibrant place of immense character, as you can see for yourself as you wander this walled city, exploring the best-preserved medieval street plan in Europe, checking out the 1500 historic buildings and the 33 medieval churches.

The Romanesque Cathedral and the Castle are wonders

The latter home is to one million exhibits and offers stunning views from the battlements. Elm Hill is a complete street of Tudor Buildings and merchants’ houses (and coffee shops and tea rooms); Plantation Garden is a secret Victorian treasure. Norwich Market is Europe’s largest permanent market but look up from the stalls and take in the Guildhall, St Peter Mancroft Church and the Forum.

Discover more culture in award-winning museums and visit the Sainsbury Centre to see works by Picasso, Degas, Moore and Bacon. Every May the city hosts its major arts festival and shopping culture is also thriving – two malls, countless independent stores and the splendid Jarrolds Department Store testify to that. To relax, sip a beer or two: sunny Norfolk grows fabulous barley and you’ll find microbreweries galore to prove it.

Out of Norwich lie the legendary Norfolk Broads, a wild reach of lakes, fens and waterways. Norfolk Airport gives you the ideal jumping-off spot for the county and its wondrous coast, a paradise for walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers and just about everyone. Loganair offers flights from Jersey, Edinburgh, Manchester and Aberdeen to Norwich.

3 memorable reasons to fly to Norwich

  • Medieval streets

  • Modern shopping

  • Historic character

 

Norwich Market

Norwich Market is an attractive and vibrant mix of food, crafts, flowers, services and much more. One of the oldest and largest outdoor markets in the country, it has 189 stalls trading Monday to Saturday, with some open on Sundays. 

Norfolk and Norwich Festival

For 17 days each May, the Norfolk and Norwich Festival transforms public spaces, city streets, performance venues, parks, forests and beaches, bringing people together to experience music, theatre, literature, visual arts, circus, dance and free outdoor events.

 

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