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Norwich, City of Stories

Norwich was England’s first UNESCO City of Literature in 2012 and is now the City of Stories. This is where you can write your next chapter in 2022.

Enjoy vibrant nightlife, multiple theatres, arts and music venues and a burgeoning restaurant scene; explore the city centre with its famous 900-year-old covered market, Norwich’s millennium building The Forum, a new trail of urban art, High Street names and department stores as well as characterful independent shopping in the winding alleys of The Lanes; have Afternoon Tea at The Assembly House.

This is Britain’s best-preserved medieval city. Made prosperous by the wool trade and links with the Continent, a lack of fast running water meant the Industrial Revolution bypassed Norwich. What a relief! It’s left intact historic cobbled streets, city walls, and the majestic ‘Box on the Hill’ Norman Castle.

Built as a Royal Palace 900 years ago on the orders of William the Conqueror, the castle now hosts a fabulous museum and art collection, featuring everything from one of the largest teapot collections in England to a superb natural history gallery, a Snapdragon, and paintings from the Norwich School.

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The city’s other Norman treasure is the magnificent Cathedral. With the largest cloisters in the country and the second highest spire, a visit will live long in the memory.

Explore the cobbled and picturesque Elm Hill, used extensively in Hollywood films, and Tombland; discover the hidden Plantation Garden; take a relaxing stroll by the River Wensum. You’re going to write a great chapter.

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