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Norwich: 1000 years of history in 45 minutes
This tour focuses on the part of Norwich settled by the Normans after the Conquest in 1066. See the fine Norman Castle and the 15th century town hall and hear stories of crime and punishment. Then there’s the 1938 City Hall and its narrow escape from Nazi bombs in World War II, along with the vast 15th century Church of St Peter Mancroft. We look at the ancient Great Market and other shopping highlights like the late 19th century Royal Arcade and Jarrold, the city’s independent department store, before finishing outside The Forum, Norfolk’s main Millennium project.
Norwich Cathedral, Tombland and Elm Hill
This tour starts on Elm Hill, one of Norwich’s most picturesque streets, passes a medieval friary and the city’s oldest thatched building, before heading along ancient Holmstrete (now Princes Street) to Tombland, the original Anglo-Scandinavian Market Place. Hear the story of Nurse Edith Cavell and the origins of the 15th centrury Erpingham Gate; look at the Samson and Hercules and the Maids Head Hotel, before heading into the upper Cathedral Close and view the fabulous Norman Norwich Cathedral and hear about Julian of Norwich.
Norwich Riverside Walk: Pull’s Ferry to the Adam and Eve
This tour goes along a section of Norwich’s popular Riverside Walk beside the River Wensum. It starts at Pull’s Ferry, Norwich Cathedral’s former water gate and ends at the Adam and Eve, the oldest pub in the city, dating from the 1250s. Other highlights include the medieval Great Hospital, 14th century Bishop’s Bridge and its 19th century neighbour, the Red Lion pub, along with the story of the Norfolk Wherry and Cow Tower, part of Norwich’s 14th century defences. There are views of the modern Jarrold Bridge, a fragment of the historic city wall and St James Mill, an 1830s factory built to try and revive the flagging textile industry.
Norwich Riverside Walk: Pull’s Ferry to the Adam and Eve: Thursday 26 August at 3.30pm. Book here
Norwich: 1000 years of history in 45 minutes: Tuesday 31 August at 4pm and Tuesday 20 July at 4pm: Book here
Norwich Cathedral, Tombland and Elm Hill: Thursday 19 August at 4pm Book here