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Norwich

A fine medieval City - and a thriving shopping paradise

Elm Hill

 

The historic city of Norwich is said to be the most complete medieval city in Britain, with its ancient buildings and city wall remains. In those medieval times Norwich was one of the greatest cities in England and today as East Anglia's capital city it still is with a rare blend of historic interest and modern sophistication.

 

Norwich cathedral

The City is dominated by its magnificent Norman cathedral which is celebrated as one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Europe. It boasts the largest cloisters in England, the second tallest spire in the country and has an amazing 1,200 carved stone roof bosses in its medieval treasures.

The Castle from the twelfth century is another fine Norman building – one of the best examples in Europe. Today it is the county's principal museum, is called Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery and is packed with treasures of national importance.

The City is a great place to go shopping with two shopping centres, four national department stores, one local independent department store and a host of independent retailers in the historic Norwich Lanes, Elm Hill and Timberhill. No wonder Norwich is listed as one of the top ten places to shop in the UK.


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