Visitors will want to make use of the city’s Tourist Information Centre (TIC).  This visitor’s center is useful for obtaining information about attractions, accommodation, events and getting around the area. They also sell tickets for attractions and things to do and National Express buses and trains for National Express East Anglia, you can also order brochures from them. It is conveniently located in the centre of Norwich, at the Forum Millennium Plain.  Being in such an easy-to-reach location and offering the useful services which it does, this should be one of the first stops tourists make upon arrival in the area.

The Tourist Information Centre is open all throughout the year, with extended hours during the busy tourist season which runs from April through October.  During that time period, the center opens at ten in the morning and remains open until six in the evening on every day of the week except Sundays.  On Sundays during tourist season, the center is open from ten thirty in the morning until four thirty in the afternoon.  In the off season, the tourist center is closed on Sundays but is open from ten in the morning through five thirty in the evening on every other day of the week.

Additional information about the center, including contact information, is available on the website: http://www.visitnorwich.co.uk Visitors may wish to access the website during the planning stages of their trip in order to begin getting information about Norwich. The website gives detailed suggestions for hotels, B&B's, self-catering, eating out, shopping, things to do and events. Plus all the history of Norwich and the Norfolk Broads. This area is rich in heritage - Norwich has 2 cathedrals, a castle, medieval buildings and streets (Elm Hill), and hundreds of churches.  Norwich hosts the international arts festival, Norfolk and Norwich Festival which is held in early May for 16 days every year, the festival has been going for over 200 years and sees over 70,000 attendees during the festival period.

There is a great deal to do in Norwich for all ages, if you are staying nearby it is a fantstic day trip but if you have time then you should stay 3 or 4 nights. Norwich has plenty of great restaurants many of which use local produce, there are theatres and cinemas, pubs, bars, parks and sports facilities such as golf, spa's and swimming. Norwich has a very rich arts programme such as The Norwich Philharmonic, music events, comedy, plays, art exhibitions, open studios and more. 

Don't miss: 

  • Norwich Cathedral - 2nd tallest spire in the country
  • Elm Hill - medieval street and buildings
  • Plantation Garden - Norwich's secret Victorian garden
  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery
  • Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
  • Dragon Hall
  • The Assembly House
  • Norwich Theatre Royal
  • Cinema City
  • Chapelfield Shopping Centre
  • Jarrolds Independent Department Store
  • The Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum
  • Boat tips on the Broads from Norwich City Centre
  • The Royal Arcade
  • Norwich Market - the only 6 day a week open air market in the country