Considering buying a home in Norwich?
Steeped in atmosphere and peppered with unique architectural treasures the city of Norwich is dominated by its magnificent Norman Cathedral boasting the second tallest spire in the country. Norwich is proud of its past and present status and it’s not hard to see why. Its ancient buildings and city walls make it the most complete medieval city in Britain today, still offering a rare blend of historic interest and modern sophistication.
Leisure on your doorstep
It’s not just history which Norwich has in abundance. The city is home to a large number of beautifully ornate and well maintained parks and gardens. The secret garden hidden away in the heart of the city is breathtakingly calm and beautiful. And Castle Gardens comes alive during the summer months with outdoor theatre productions and cinema screenings.
Entertainment in Norwich doesn't stop with outdoor theatre. Dining out in Norwich is all about the pleasure of enjoying wonderful Norfolk produce. Restaurants in Norwich offer the sophistication of award-winning eateries from trendy bistros to homely gastro pubs. Not limited to food and drink, Norwich has plenty of night-time interests to suit every taste and pocket. Music, dance, theatre, films, festivals and arts, the list goes on. In May each year, the internationally renowned Norfolk and Norwich festival gets underway featuring performance from a superb line up of companies and ensembles from all over the world.
The great outdoors beckons
Norwich is also popular with those who enjoy the great outdoors with the Bure Marshes National Nature Reserve just 9 miles to the north-east and the Mid-Yare National Nature Reserve 9 miles to the east. You’ll also be close to the world-famous Norfolk Broads - a series of connected rivers and lakes that form one the UK’s most beautiful wetland areas which can be explored by foot, bike or boat. The coast is close to hand with stunning sandy beaches that stretch from the popular family resort of Great Yarmouth in the East to the quieter and picturesque North Norfolk Coast.
The city is home to some of the UK’s finest shopping with a wide variety of independent stores, along with two indoor malls and a daily market. With a backdrop of 32 medieval churches, two cathedrals and a Norman castle, the shopping is as exciting as the surroundings. Listed as one of the top 10 places to shop in the UK, high street stores, designer brands, boutique shops and quirky goods are all on offer.
You’ll be well connected
Norwich’s train station provides links to a range of UK destinations, including a 1 hour 44 minute service to London Liverpool Street. Conveniently located in the heart of the city and stopping at many of the beautiful towns and villages surrounding Norwich, it's a speedy and easy way to get around. The A47 road sits to the south of Norwich and connects it with Great Yarmouth to the east and with Kings Lynn to the west. Norwich is linked to Cambridge via the A11, which leads to the M11 motorway for London and the M25. For journeys further afield, Norwich International Airport is just 4 miles from Norwich city centre and has a good selection of both national and international destinations, convenient for travel, whether it’s business or pleasure.
Norwich is a fantastic place to live as it offers a plethora of leisure and retail facilities combined with a rich history and excellent educational facilities. For families, first-time buyers and those looking to downsize – this city really does seem to have something to offer everyone.