Norwich Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
24 Castle Meadow, Norwich NR1 3JU, UK
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About Norwich Castle
Norwich Castle was designed to be a royal palace, which was built by the Normans in the 11th century. In the thousand years since its construction the castle has been used variously as a military fort, a county jail and, most recently, a museum. Today, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery is home to collections of fine art, archaeology and natural history, as well as touring exhibitions from national galleries.
Attractions Near Norwich Castle
Norfolk Museums Service holds over three million objects within its varied collections ranging from Natural History, Social History, World collections and Archaeology to Contemporary Art and Regimental History. Many of the collections are of national and international importance.
Norwich Market is an attractive and vibrant mix of food, crafts, flowers, services, and much more. One of the oldest and largest outdoor markets in the country, it has 189 stalls trading Monday to Saturday, with a handful open on Sundays. Browse through the stalls and you will find a fantastic range of goods and services; whether you’re after clothes, children’s toys, jewelry, household goods, flowers, keys cut or shoes mended, the market has it all!
This lovely street dates back to medieval times and is one of the finest and prettiest of its kind in England. It is bounded at its western end by the church of St Peter Hungate and at the eastern end by that of St Simon and St Jude. Today it is lined on both sides mostly by timber-framed merchants' houses which were built in the early sixteenth century following a fire in 1507 that devastated the earlier medieval street and much of the surrounding area.
Strangers Hall is a marvelous Tudor merchant's house, used as a museum of local history since the 1930s. See the Tudor Great Hall, the fine Georgian dining room, and the magnificent stone-vaulted undercroft. Although Strangers' Hall has been the home of many varied members of society, including a solicitor and a dance master, it is most notable as the residence of numerous Mayors of Norwich, having first served this purpose in 1340.
Norwich Cathedral is a Christian presence in the heart of Norfolk and the Diocese of Norwich. It began, over 900 years ago, as the Cathedral church of a Benedictine Monastery, built to inspire by its sheer size and magnificence. The Cathedral continues to fill today’s visitors with a sense of awe and wonder. The cathedral was completed in 1145 with the Norman tower still seen today topped with a wooden spire covered with lead.
The Cathedral of St John the Baptist was located in immediately outside the ring road on the western edge of central Norwich. The first view of it is quite astonishing. Because of its fairly constrained site, vistas of it are usually at sharp angles. Flying buttress throughout let you know this is a church that is serious business. It is the second-largest Roman Catholic cathedral in England, the largest being Westminster Cathedral. It is one of two cathedrals in the city of Norwich.
Where is Norwich Castle
Discover More Attractions in Norfolk, Where Norwich Castle Is Located
Norfolk is a county in East Anglia in England. It borders Lincolnshire to the northwest, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest, and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea and to the northwest, The Wash.Norfolk County’s most popular tourist attractions are the beaches, ports, towns and villages along Lake Erie, known as Ontario’s South Coast.