Norwich is a beautiful city to visit – especially when hiring a boat from us and exploring the Broads! Many places are easily reached by foot from the Norwich Yacht Station, and Norwich has a rich medieval history with many fantastic places to visit in Norwich.
Top Places to Visit in Norwich
A classic choice when visiting Norwich, the Cathedral is easily accessible from the riverside walk along the River Wensum by taking a small 10-minute detour. Having been a part of Norwich for over 900 years, the cathedral has a number of events throughout the year, including worship, music, and education. You can also take advantage of the free guided Cathedral tours offered.
Arguably one of the most iconic Norwich landmarks is Norwich Castle, just a short walk from the river. Now home to a museum and art gallery, the Castle was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace and, like the Cathedral, has stood in the heart of Norwich for over 900 years. Founded by William the Conqueror, the Castle as it stands today houses a number of exhibits and interesting historic items, such as an Artic polar bear, an Ancient Egyptian mummy, and even the world’s largest collection of teapots!
With a wide variety of stalls, Norwich Market is one of the oldest and largest outdoor markets in England. The market trades Monday through til Saturday (and a few on Sunday, but not all) and has an impressive 189 stalls! From fashion to fresh food, jewellery to household, tech to craft, there’s a fantastic selection of stalls to explore and pick up a bargain!
A lovely city park in Norwich, Chapelfield Gardens is a short walk from the intu Chapelfield shopping centre. Historically, the gardens have been used for different things, from training 15th century archers before Agincourt, to a large reservoir in 1792. The Gardens as they are known today have been open since around 1880 – with the addition of features such as a delightful toddlers park and Pedros, a Tex-Mex restaurant. You can also visit part of the remaining Norwich city wall on the west side of the gardens!
If you do decide to take the Norwich Riverside Walk as mentioned earlier, then be sure to stop and take a look at Cow Tower. Known as one of the earliest artillery blockhouses in England, it was built around 1398 as part of the city’s defence. Generally open during daylight hours with free entry, this is worth a look on your visit to Norwich – especially if mooring at the Yacht station, as it is only a 10-minute walk along the river!
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