Postcards from Norwich

Friday 29 July 2011

A little under two hours north-east of London by train is the cathedral city of Norwich. Often forgotten on a tour of Britain it is not a city that you're likely to pass en route to anywhere; in fact I would wager that of all cities in the UK this is one of those that many Brits have never visited. Spend a day in Norwich and you may well wonder why this is the case. The city boasts a very impressive Norman cathedral, a well preserved castle keep and many old lanes along which you can wander and find wonderful bookshops and quirky little places selling antiques and trinkets. Norwich also boasts a Premier League football side, with Norwich City having won promotion to the top flight of English football last season. Here are just a few pictures taken from a recent visit to the city. It took me 42 years to make my first visit to Norwich; having been once I would happily return.

 

 

Town Hall, Norwich Town Hall, Norwich

 

Statue to Horatio Nelson, one of Norfolk's most famous sons Statue to Horatio Nelson, one of Norfolk's most famous sons

 

Archway, Norwich Archway, Norwich

 

Norwich Cathedral Norwich Cathedral

 

Shopping arcade, Norwich Shopping arcade, Norwich

 

Historic shopping lane in old Norwich Historic shopping lane in old Norwich

 

An excellent bookshop where I found a 1951 London guide book An excellent bookshop where I found a 1951 London guide book

 

Old buildings in heart of historic Norwich Old buildings in heart of historic Norwich

 

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