Norwich

Alan Partridge AKA Steve Coogan may point the finger of fun at my home town of Norwich but it is a beautiful and historic city with more medieval churches than any other city in Europe. On the other hand, he comes from Rochdale. Hmmm, I think that says it all . . .
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The historic city of Norwich is dominated by its magnificent Norman cathedral, boasting the largest cloisters in England, the second tallest spire in the country and an amazing 1,200 carved stone roof bosses – one of the greatest art treasures of medieval Europe. Norwich is proud of its past and present status. Its ancient buildings and city wall remains make it the most complete medieval city in Britain.

Norwich City - the most complete medieval city in Britain The historic city of Norwich is dominated by its magnificent Norman cathedral, boasting the largest cloisters in England, the second tallest spire in the country and an amazing carved stone

The Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich

The Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich. Built between as a gift from the Duke of Norfolk as a sign of thanksgiving for his marriage to Lady Flora Abney-Hastings.

The fifteenth century flint archway at Pulls Ferry marks the start of an ancient canal built by the monks to ferry stone for building Norwich Cathedral. Here Pulls Ferry is reflected in the waters of the River Wensum on a snowy Norwich morning. Norfolk in Winter by Chris Herring.

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The fifteenth century flint archway at Pulls Ferry marks the start of an ancient canal built by the monks to ferry stone for building Norwich Cathedral. Here Pulls Ferry is reflected in the waters of the River Wensum

Strangers Hall Norwich

Huguenots, foreign craftsmen and merchants met there. Norwich was very dilapidated in the it was a shambles. A major change came with the Huguenot silk weavers and the Dutch planned the drainage of the fens.

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts by Norman  Foster

Housed in one of the first major public buildings to be designed by Norman Foster, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is an art gallery an.

The Assembly House

The Assembly House - almost next door to the Theatre Royal, open for lunch, afternoon tea, pre-theatre suppers and dinner daily

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