Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Norwich

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Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Norwich

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  • Peter R
    Dartford, UK1,239 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was lovely to find that entry to the cathedral was free and was then down to you to decide whether to make a donation. We arrived as a tour of the cathedral was starting which we joined. The guy who for an hour showed us many highlights of the cathedral which on your own you would miss, was very knowledgeable and had a great way of explaining about the cathedral which kept everyone interested. Once the tour had finished, we spent another hour of so looking around the cathedral at the cloisters, Edith Cavell’s grave and the treasures/relics. There is a small refectory onsite.
    Written 29 February 2024
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  • ChloeHiorns2109
    Market Harborough, UK24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely national trust property and gardens. Nice walking options that suit anyone’s ability. We hired a mobility scooter for my mum who struggles walking and it was ideal. We took a picnic but got a coffee and cake from the cafe. The house is interesting with a couple of activities to engage children in history.
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Chris P
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic place to visit. Interesting well kept gardens. Very hospitable hosts
    Good cafe had a super time.
    Written 5 January 2024
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  • Sue B
    Redcar, UK50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best value £20 we spent all holiday (£10 per person) We took an hours trip on this solar boat with a fantastic guide Mark. First time seeing beautiful kingfishers in a peaceful setting, no engine noise to spoil the tranquility.
    Mark was an amazing guide with a great sense of humour. Would definitely do this trip again.
    Written 21 September 2023
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  • Blue Prints of Britain
    Bury St. Edmunds, UK6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a fantastic place to walk through and enjoy a moment of peace! Very close to the city centre, but it makes you feel like you are miles away from the bustle of the city. Definitely a must-stop when visiting Norwich. The garden is only open during the day, and there is an honest box with an entrance fee of £2 pp. On the way to the garden from the city centre, you can explore the beautiful Cathedral of St John the Baptist.
    Written 21 January 2024
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  • Mike
    Glossop, UK599 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth an amble down here for a favour of old Norwich. Almost every house has a blue plaque that is worth reading. Makes a good photo with the ancient elm tree in the square.
    Written 4 November 2023
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  • RWietlisbach
    Kawasaki, Japan560 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    When I was planning my trip, I was a bit disappointed to learn that the keep is currently undergoing major renovation work and is therefore closed. But since the museum is open, I decided to visit anyway, as it was my first time in Norwich.
    Finding the entrance proved a bit challenging, as I was walking halfway around the hill and then back again - only to realise after my visit that had I walked just about 50 metres further, there would have been another entrance, so I could have saved myself the long walk. Given that the museum is extensive, with lots of treasures to see, my feet would probably have thanked me for that...
    And yes, there is a LOT to see: From paintings to archaeology to stuffed wild animals - it's vast! I hadn't been expecting that.
    The individually themed areas all have their individual entrance, but are also interconnected, which can be rather confusing, because if you don't pay attention, then you're suddenly stepping from the gallery zone with paintings to the Roman history zone... In fact, several times I got lost and had to retrace my steps, as I felt that I was missing out on some areas. Maybe it would help to assist visitors with better signposting to indicate the general recommended flow.
    Apart from that, I did like what I saw, especially the large number of paintings!
    In the end, I just about managed to get around all the areas by the time I heard the announcement of the closing time.
    I would certainly love to be back after the re-opening of the castle itself, hopefully also with a proper souvenir shop, as the museum shop was rather disappointing.
    But overall I did enjoy my time in the museum and believe it's well worth a visit!
    Written 9 June 2022
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  • Peter R
    Dartford, UK1,239 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The ticket we purchased for the Norwich Museum also allowed us entry to the Bridewell Museum. The museum was originally a prison and “house” of correction, but has now been changed into a museum of local history. The museum was well laid out over two floors and tracks the rise of industry in Norwich. There is lots to see and read about and well worth a visit.
    Written 29 February 2024
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  • Zombywoof98
    Reading, UK30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a simply amazing place. Absolutely chock full of fabulous and informative artifacts, information and relics.

    Had wanted to visit for years and now finally got here.

    The exhibits are all very well displayed. And the planes themselves a joy to wander around and inspect.

    For me, I have been able to experience one of my lifetime ambitions. To get into a Vulcan. I found out that the tour to visit the cockpit had stopped on the last day of November. However, the staff were simply amazing and allowed my sister and I to gain access.

    I was in heaven.

    I cannot thank the wonderful Linda and John for their incredible helpfulness and John for his unbelievable information. I have studied the Vulcan (and supported XH558 for years) and thought I knew it all. I didn't. And John has enhanced my knowledge immeasurably. Thank you both.

    So would I recommend a visit? 1000%.

    And I will be back.

    Signed a very, very happy Av Geek.
    Written 7 December 2023
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  • Peter R
    Dartford, UK1,239 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely area to walk alongside the river passing some interesting buildings. We had never seen so many swans in one area at the same time. A few boats moored to the bank some in need of repair.
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • alyson r
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We reserved moorings for our club members in advance. We paid the balance a week before our stay. Arrived as 12 noon. The ranger was prompt in welcoming us.

    Easy relaxed atmosphere. One couple camped and said how easy their experience had been too.

    Coming back next year for definite.
    Written 19 September 2023
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  • Thrive
    Norwich, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a stunning space with a shop and cafe all in a modern but stylish extension called the "Narthex", the cafe overlooks a beautiful little garden outside, which is a surprisingly tranquil place. A lovely spot to sit and enjoy the peace within a busy city, and grab a coffee or cake at the same time.

    We have had many business events in the Cathedral's function rooms and enjoy having our events hosted by all the staff at the Narthex being safe in the knowledge that we will be well looked after.
    Written 13 February 2024
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  • LauraDaveJames
    Solihull, UK4,221 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This partly mediaeval building is much larger than it appears from the front. It is laid out over several levels and has rooms dating from different periods of Norwich’s history. The staff are spread throughout the building and we found them to be very helpful and informative. Definitely worth doing if you are in the town.
    Written 10 September 2023
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  • Claire P
    133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely little museum. Very friendly staff willing to share their knowledge. Good food from the cafe. A most enjoyable day out. Lovely miaowy cat too!
    Written 12 November 2023
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  • Elaine O
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited as two 60+ couples with an elderly parent (92) in a wheelchair. The spider garden and walled garden were very pleasant and still have plenty of shrubs and flowers in bloom. These gardens were also very accessible with plenty of comfortable seating.

    However, we struggled to get round the woodland walk with the wheelchair despite a wheelchair-suitable path being being shown on the map. Admittedly the recent torrential rain didn’t help but it was a rough ride and difficult push. In fact at one point Mum got out and walked (with support) to ease the burden on the wheelchair pushers but this isn’t something all wheelchair users are able to do.

    Note also that all parking is in a field with the grass around the disabled parking area seeming to be longer and wetter than anywhere else so we actually moved to another part of the field to save starting our visit with wet feet.

    On the whole a pleasant enough place to spend a couple of hours despite the difficulty with the wheelchair.
    Written 18 September 2023
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