Norwich is located in Norfolk and is well known for being a two-cathedral city. It is situated about 185 kilometers from London. During medieval times, Norwich was one of the main cities in England. Today many of those medieval buildings remain. There are many things to see and do throughout Norwich. Visitors will most certainly wish to explore Norwich Cathedral, the 900 year old cathedral that resides in the city. There are also many theaters throughout the city as well. If you enjoy shopping you will be right at home as Norwich is widely regarded as being a premier shopping centre in Britain.
Norwich is one of East Anglia's major cities and back in the eleventh century it was the second largest town in England. It was also a regional capital for the Romans.
Shoppers will enjoy visiting Norwich. The town has held a market since Norman times and currently the market is the largest open air market in England, opening six days a week. If the weather isn't being kind to you, the Mall Norwich is located mainly underground to preserve the city's historic look and feel. There is also Chapelfield shopping centre, located in the centre of the city on a site that was previously a chocolate factory. The centre is home to around eighty shops as well as numerous cafes and restaurants.
Norwich is popular as a city break destination. The historic buildings in the town as well as the shopping provide plenty of things to see and do. Norwich cathedral was originally constructed in the early 1100's and has been extended since. It is home to the only two storey cloister in England and has the second tallest cathedral spire in England, towering over the city at 315 feet. There are also lots of other medieval buildings to investigate including Dragon Hall, named after a dragon carved into part of the roof, and of course Norwich Castle. The only remaining part of the castle is the keep but this is a magnificent building and nowadays it is home to a museum and art gallery.