City Orientation Walk, Norwich

Norwich contains many prominent landmarks to be proud of, including a very famous theater, the Cow Tower, several parks and other interesting attractions. The following tour guide will lead you to some of Norwich’s most significant historic landmarks.
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City Orientation Walk Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walk
Guide Location: England » Norwich (See other walking tours in Norwich)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 14
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Author: Maia
Norwich City Hall

1) Norwich City Hall

Norwich City Hall is an Art Deco building completed in 1938. It is one of the Norwich 12, a collection of twelve heritage buildings in Norwich deemed of particular historical and cultural importance. The building had been designed by architects Charles Holloway James and Stephen Rowland Pierce, after Robert Atkinson had prepared a layout for the whole Civic Centre site at the request of Norwich Corporation (now the City Council). A competition took place in 1931 which attracted 143 entries, with...   view more
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Norwich Guildhall

2) Norwich Guildhall

Norwich Guildhall is an historic listed building on Gaol Hill. It was constructed between 1407 and 1413 and served as the seat of city government from the early 15th century until 1938, when it was replaced by the newly-built City Hall. The Guildhall currently serves as the offices of Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust and also contains a Caley's Cocoa Café. It is one of the 12 historic Norwich buildings in the Norwich 12 initiative.

The Guildhall was constructed to...   view more
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Strangers Hall Museum

3) Strangers Hall Museum (must see)

Erected in 1320 and one of the oldest and most fascinating buildings in the city, here guests can discover life from Tudor to Victorian times. Its wide variety of historic exhibitions are loaded with interesting information, including who the Strangers...   view more
St. Andrew's and Blackfriars' Halls

4) St. Andrew's and Blackfriars' Halls

St. Andrew's Hall and the adjoining Blackfriars' Hall is a Grade I listed building in Norwich, dating back to the 14th century. They make up the most complete friary complex surviving in England. The complex is made up of several flint buildings. The centerpiece is St Andrew's Hall.

The first Dominican Black Friars' priory was destroyed by fire and St Andrew's Hall formed the nave of the new church, completed in 1449. There is also a Blackfriars' Hall as well as...   view more
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Elm Hill

5) Elm Hill (must see)

Elm Hill is an historic cobbled lane with many buildings dating back to the Tudor period. It is a famous Norwich landmark and features the Briton's Arms coffee house, The Stranger's Club, The Tea house (in wrights court) and the famous Dormouse bookshop. It is frequently used as a film set for TV and movie productions - most recently Stardust.

Elm Hill today extends from the Church of St. Peter Hungate where the top of Elm Hill meets Princes Street, to the Church of St. Simon and...   view more
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Norwich Cathedral

6) Norwich Cathedral (must see)

Norwich Cathedral is an English cathedral dedicated to the Holy and Undivided Trinity. It is the cathedral church for the Church of England Diocese of Norwich and is one of the Norwich 12 heritage sites. The cathedral was begun in 1096 and constructed out of flint and mortar and faced with a cream coloured Caen limestone. A Saxon settlement and two churches were demolished to make room for the buildings. The cathedral was completed in 1145 with the Norman tower still seen today topped with a...   view more
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Dragon Hall

7) Dragon Hall (must see)

Dragon Hall is a Grade 1 listed medieval merchant's trading hall located in King Street, Norfolk close to the River Wensum. The Great Hall was built between 1427 and 1430, but some parts of the site, such as the undercroft, are older. Archaeological research has shown evidence of 1,000 years of human habitation on the site.

Dragon Hall was built by a merchant called Robert Toppes as the hub of his international trading empire. The Great Hall is the centre piece of the site with its...   view more
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Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

8) Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (must see)

Norwich Castle is a medieval royal fortification that was founded in the aftermath of the Norman Conquest of England when William the Conqueror (1066–1087) ordered its construction because he wished to have a fortified place in the important city of Norwich. It proved to be his only castle in East Anglia. It is one of the Norwich 12 heritage sites. The castle remains a museum and art gallery today and still contains many of its first exhibits, as well as many more recent ones.

Two...   view more
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Assembly House

9) Assembly House

The Assembly House is a Georgian Grade I listed building located in Norwich. Today, the Assembly House is used for weddings, conferences and exhibitions and is owned by a registered arts charity which supports a range of visual and performing arts activities. It is one of the twelve historic Norwich buildings in the Norwich 12 initiative, a project to develop an integrated group of heritage attractions in the City.

The house was designed by Thomas Ivory, who also built the Octagon Chapel,...   view more
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Theatre Royal

10) Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal, Norwich’s largest theater, was designed by Tim Foster Architects. It features a wide range of events, from drama to dance and comedy. Many famous thespians have performed here over the years. One of its greatest productions was the absurdist play by Samuel Beckett, Waiting for...   view more
Chapelfields Gardens

11) Chapelfields Gardens

Chapelfields Gardens, located in the center of town, was established in 1880 on the property of St. Mary’s Chapel. You will find a charming playground, and a large chess set built in 1973 that is a very interesting sight. You will also find a pavilion with a tea room and a beautiful wooden...   view more
St. John the Baptist Cathedral

12) St. John the Baptist Cathedral (must see)

The Cathedral Church of St John the Baptist is the Roman Catholic cathedral of the city of Norwich.

The Cathedral, located on Earlham Road, was constructed between 1882 and 1910 to designs by George Gilbert Scott, Jr. as a parish church dedicated to John the Baptist, on the site of the Norwich City Gaol. The funds for its construction were provided by Henry Fitzalan-Howard, 15th Duke of Norfolk. In 1976 it was consecrated as the cathedral church for the newly erected Diocese of East Anglia...   view more
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The Forum

13) The Forum (must see)

The Forum is a community building which stands opposite from the St. Peter Mancroft Church. Designed by Michael Hopkins and Partners, the Forum was built as a millennium project for the East of England and finished in October 2001. Built on the site of the previous Norwich Library which burnt down in 1994, the Forum is visited by more than 2.5 million people every year. The building is home to the Norfolk & Norwich Millennium (NML) library, the local Tourist Information Centre, and the BBC...   view more
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Norwich Market

14) Norwich Market

Norwich Market, or Norwich Provision Market, is an outdoor market consisting of around 200 stalls. Founded in the latter part of the 11th century to supply Norman merchants and settlers moving to the area following the Norman conquest of England, it replaced an earlier market a short distance away. It has been in operation on the present site for over 900 years.

In the Georgian era, Norwich became an increasingly popular destination with travelers and developed into a fashionable shopping...   view more
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Walking Tours in Norwich, England

Create Your Own Walk in Norwich

Create Your Own Walk in Norwich

Creating your own self-guided walk in Norwich is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museum Tour in Norwich

Museum Tour in Norwich

Norwich is a large, wonderful city in England with many fascinating points of interest. If you want to know more about English culture and history, be sure to check out the following tour of Norwich’s most impressive museums.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Shopping Streets of Norwich

Shopping Streets of Norwich

Norwich is a wonderful city with streets containing many useful shops and street vendors. If you want to get a unique souvenir or walk down a beautiful street and buy some useful merchandise, take the following tour to discover Norwich’s most popular shopping.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Norwich Religious Buildings Tour

Norwich Religious Buildings Tour

Containing a wide assortment of churches and cathedrals, Norwich has much to be proud of when it comes to its religious heritage. Each one is beautifully decorated and has its own story to tell. Check out Norwich’s most fascinating religious edifices in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Galleries Tour in Norwich

Galleries Tour in Norwich

Norwich is proud of its great number of cultural sites. Home to many art galleries, you can catch a glimpse of England’s rich artistic history here. Whether you wish to purchase a work of art or learn about its history, the following tour of Norwich’s best galleries will suit your desires.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km