Top five places to visit and explore in Norwich from Allison Homes

Over in our Eastern Counties region, we are building brand new houses for sale in Norwich at The Oaks development and wanted to share some of the fantastic places throughout the city that residents and tourists alike can enjoy.

From beautiful countryside scenery, to historic landmarks, to unforgettable theatre performances and interactive tours, Norwich is guaranteed to have something for everyone.

1. Norfolk Broads
Situated on the outskirts of Norwich, the Norfolk Broads is a National Park consisting of a series of rivers, broads and lakes, nestled in serene countryside. The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty features 30 lakes and 63 broads, which are interlinked by a series of seven rivers, including the River Yare and River Wensum, to form around 200 miles of waterways.

More than a quarter of Britain’s rarest wildlife, from kingfishers and birds of prey, to otters and grey seals call the Norfolk Broads home.

At the Broads, visitors can explore 13 ancient monuments of national importance, tour the most picturesque villages in Norfolk, visit beautiful beaches, get active by trying out a selection of water sports, or enjoy the countryside by taking a boat trip out on the water.

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2. Norwich Castle
Founded by William the Conqueror between 1066 and 1075, Norwich Castle is in the heart of the city and home to Norwich Museum, where visitors can view collections of archaeology, fine art and natural history.

Currently, the castle is undergoing a major development project meaning some key areas are temporarily closed, but there are still plenty of zones open for visitors, including art galleries, special exhibition galleries, the Egyptian collections and Royal Norfolk Regiment collections, as well as a pop-up café and shop.

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3. Norwich Cathedral
Norwich Cathedral is an iconic landmark and place of worship that has been standing for more than 900 years. Within the Cathedral are four Chapels, one of which, St Saviour’s Chapel, was built in the 1930s as a memorial to those who died in the First World War. To the back of this Chapel is the Grave of Nurse Edith Cavell, who was the pioneer of professional nursing training during the war.

Guided tours are on offer, and visitors can also browse a shop with locally-sourced gifts, enjoy lunch at an award-winning café and spend time in the relaxing Herb Garden.

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4. Norwich Theatre Royal
Located in the centre of Norwich, the Theatre Royal is an independent, not-for-profit charity hosting a vibrant programme of live performances and engaging activities, often in collaboration with local artists and community groups, schools and charities.

From big productions like The Bodyguard, The Rocky Horror Show and Life of Pi, to traditional ballets of The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, to comedians such as Tom Allen and Frankie Boyle, there is something for everyone.

Families can enjoy child-friendly shows like Fireman Sam, and at Christmas enjoy the pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

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5. The Shoebox Experience
Ran by a social enterprise called The Shoebox Enterprises, The Shoebox Experience delivers a range of unique and exciting experiences throughout Norwich. Guests can take a guided tour of secret medieval streets with ‘Norwich’s Hidden Street Tour’, led by a local storyteller and history enthusiast.

Alternatively, take a walking tour throughout the city, or solve the ‘Secrets of the Tunnels’ underground escape game.

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