Norwich town guide
Norwich is a beautiful city, the county town of Norfolk, built on a large double bend of the River Wensum, the castle and the Cathedral give the city its focal point.
Norwich Cathedral is one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in England, with a spire that dominates the city. Elm Hill is a mediaeval area of antique shops.
Ancient peat workings have now flooded and formed the famous Broads, a wonderful resource for the bird enthusiast and boater alike. This was for many years the last resort of the Bittern, happily now becoming re-established in other English wetlands.
The area around Norwich is ideal for the cultivation of Mustard. The Mustard industry, dominated by Colemans provided employment and wealth for the city. This is now celebrated in a delightful museum devoted to it.
Not far away on the Norfolk coast is Great Yarmouth, a great day out for the younger members of the family who only want a stretch of sand to play upon. There are other perhaps quieter resorts all along the coast right around to Kings Lynn.
The Bressingham Steam railway provides a fascinating place to visit not only for those who love the romance of the steam railway, but also for the garden enthusiast.
Sandringham House, not far from Kings Lynn is one of the favourite holiday residences of the British Royal Family.