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Shopping, Norman Conquests, Alan Partridge And More by Frederick
|Norwich is the county city
of Norfolk, which means that there is plenty to see and do when you pay
a visit to the area.
Norwich can trace its roots
back to Roman times and although it is some way from the coast, it played
a large role in the times of the Norman Conquest, probably due to its importance
for trade even in those days. Indeed at that time it is thought to have
been one of the largest cities in the country.
Times have moved on and Norwich
is now more famous for its shopping than its distant invaders.
Shoppers will be delighted
to visit the ancient market place which has been thriving since the time
of the Normans and is now the largest open air market in England, opening
six days a week.
More modern shops can be
found in The Mall (which recently changed its name from Castle Mall, so
you may still find references to the old name in some guide books). This
was built to blend in with the historic city and much of the building is
built into the side of a hill.
Its main rival is the Chapelfield
mall, which has been built on the site of an old chocolate factory.
As a university town, you
can expect to find a wide range of other things to do, some cultural, some
|Make sure you book your
Norwich hotel in advance if you visit at the same time as the annual Norfolk
and Norwich Festival. This arts and music festival draws crowds in from
across the county and from further afield and can trace its roots back
to 1772. Recently, it has featured performers such as Ray Davies (of Kinks
fame) and the London Philharmonic Orchestra playing a score from a Charlie
Chaplin film. There are both indoor and outdoor performances during the
festival, some of which are free events.
Norwich residents fortunately
have a sense of humor: the fictitious radio DJ Alan Partridge, brainchild
of actor Steve Coogan, broadcasts his shows from the city. His distaste
for the city is misplaced but comes across in his humor.
Sports fans will hope to
take in a game by the Canaries, the nickname of Norwich City football club
when they play at Carrow Road.
Unexpectedly for a mainly
fenland area, there is a Norfolk Ski and Snowboarding club at nearby Trowse.
So you may be able to practice your skills when you are in town.
Perhaps because of its excellent
shopping, Norwich is a popular city break destination. The shopping features
both the usual national chain retailers as well as many local stores where
you can come across a variety of more unusual items. You can also investigate
the history of the area and walk down its cobbled streets, maybe on your
way to one of the several museums who make there home here.
Historical buildings include
Norwich Cathedral, which can trace its roots back to the eleventh century
and the castle (which is now actually a museum) which is about 100 years
younger than the cathedral.
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Vere Dunston Hall Norwich
Offering comfortable accommodation
and convenient facilities, Devere Dunston Hall welcomes you for an unforgettable
stay. Surrounded by woodlands and manicured gardens, this property
is situated 5 miles from centre of Norwich and about 6 miles from the train
station. Dunston Hall offers you a choice of dining experiences with
three different restaurants. Guests can choose to dine on the superb a
la carte cuisine at the exquisite La Fontaine Restaurant or partake in
the locally renowned informal carvery. At the golf club's Bunkers, bistro
style cuisine is available for a lighter snack after you come off the golf
By Holiday Inn Norwich
The Express By Holiday Hotel
is ideally nestled 4 kilometres from the city centre as well as from the
Norwich International Airport. This charming hotel is located 5 kilometres
from the Train Station and is situated close various city attractions such
as Chapelfield Shopping Centre, Norwich Castle and Cathedral, Castle Mall
Shopping Centre and North Norfolk Coast. This property offers 78
beautifully decorated guest rooms that have been elegantly furnished with
modern in-room amenities. There are also 4 rooms available for disabled
guests too. The Great Room Restaurant serves delicious breakfast
and dinner for you to feast on.
Inn Norwich City
Placed in a perfect location,
this property is an ideal place for those who want to enjoy all of the
attractions that the historic city has to offer. The Holiday Inn
is located only 2 miles away from the historic centre of Norwich. The inn
is also at a distance of 3 miles from the train station, while the international
airport is 6 miles away. Offering an informal atmosphere, the onsite Junction
Restaurant serves delicious buffet breakfast as well as an extensive contemporary
dinner menu that suit all type of tastes. You can also relax with a fine
drink in the pleasant ambience of the bar.
This spa hotel is located
in Norwich, close to Norwich City Hall and Market Place. The hotel has
an indoor pool, a steam room, a sauna, and a fitness facility. Ramada Norwich
features a full-service spa. Business amenities at this 3.0-star property
include business services, secretarial services, and audio-visual equipment.
Ramada Norwich has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available
during limited hours. Event facilities include conference rooms. The staff
can arrange dry cleaning/laundry services and express check-out. Additional
amenities include laundry facilities, an arcade/game room, and multilingual
Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club Norwich
Located in Norwich, this
family-friendly spa hotel is conveniently close to the airport, near Cow
Tower and Norwich Cathedral. Sprowston Manor, A Marriott Hotel and Country
Club has a golf course, a health club, an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a
steam room. The onsite spa at this property offers massage and treatment
rooms, facial treatments, body treatments, and beauty services. Sprowston
Manor, A Marriott Hotel and Country Club has a bar/lounge and a coffee
shop/café. 24-hour room service is available.
Maids Head Hotel Norwich
This Norwich hotel is close
to Norwich Cathedral, Norwich Castle, and Market Place. The Maids
Head Hotel features 1 dining venues. Business amenities at this 4.0-star
property include complimentary wireless Internet access and meeting rooms
for small groups. Event facilities include conference rooms. The Maids
Head Hotel has 84 guestrooms. Televisions are equipped with satellite television
channels . Guestrooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms
offer hair dryers. Additional amenities include trouser presses. All guestrooms
at The Maids Head Hotel are non-smoking.