Furnished Rentals in Norwich City Centre – Why Go ?
The city is one of Britain’s finest places. It’s castle, museums, theatres, cathedrals, old churches and medieval buildings, makes it a ideal spot for a city break. It’s a really lively city with great restaurants, fantastic pubs and bars. Norwich has a modern city centre with two shopping malls that merge effortlessly in the historical backdrop.
Self Catering Accommodation in Norwich
Apart from the city centre there are a number of interesting independent shops, situated along the small side streets. The city has a booming and vibrant outdoor market where holiday makers can shop for exotic Asian spices, organic fruits and vegetables, second hand books, and of course clothes, bags, hats etc.
What is striking about the outdoor market is that it stands alongside the Guildhall that dates back to the 16th century. This beautiful piece of architecture was built from local flint. This historical edifice was a government building and used for various purposes, though today the building houses Caley’s Cocoa Café and Angel’s Crystal Shop.
Affordable Short Term Stay for the Weekend or One Night
Accommodation is easy to find when you are on holiday to the city. Apart from hotel and guest house accommodation of which you can find many there are a number of apartments to rent available for short stay and long term. The advantage with apartments to rent is that most of them are self-catering, and offer a lot of flexibility. Such rentals are ideal for one night stay or the weekend.
Many stylish and contemporary rentals feature a fully equipped kitchen/diner with a washing machine and dishwasher, and a lounge area with a flat-screen TV and DVD player.
The most preferred location for one night or weekend rentals is around Unthank Road area, also known as the Golden Triangle and Earlham. Rentals for short stay and long term are available within walking distance of many main attractions in the city, including the city centre.
What to See
There is a lot to see and do in the city. Historical sites worth visiting include the Norwich Castle a grand, imposing structure that overlooks the city centre. The magnificent building was built in the 11th century for the Normans, as a Royal Palace, at the behest of William the Conqueror.
Visitors can take a tour of the dungeons and the fortification in the Castle. The Castle houses a museum with interesting treasures from ancient Egypt and a bunker from World War I. The 900 year old Norwich Cathedral stands amidst exquisite surroundings. This old Cathedral has one of the tallest spires in England. The magnificent structure is stunning with its stained glass, carvings and stone work.
A visit to the city would be incomplete without a walk down the cobbled street of Elm Hill. The quaint street is steeped in history with timber framed buildings that date back to the Tudor times.
The other attractions of the city include the Plantation Garden spread across three acres. The gardens are popular for the various events held here all year around for instance the tea and cakes on Sunday afternoons, big band night and the jazz music evening. The Whitlingham Country Park in Trowse is a haven surrounded by woods and still waters. It is a beautiful place to enjoy some quiet time. The city is just 2 hours away by train from Liverpool Street railway station and is the perfect weekend getaway.
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Primary Railway Station of the City Center
Main railway station ?
If you want to travel by train to Norwich, the main station is served by East Midlands trains services and Greater Anglia train operating company.
There are regular direct rail services to Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester Piccadilly rail station, Sheffield central, Nottingham (see rentals), Great Yarmouth town in Norfolk, central Cambridge and other locations all over England.
Location of Norwich England UK
Where is Norwich ?
The city of Norwich, the capital of East Anglia, is located in eastern England. The town/city straddles the River Wensum and lies in the coastal county of Norfolk.
Visitors flying directly to the city will arrive at Norwich International Airport NWI, located a few miles north of the city centre. Frequently served airports include Aberdeen in Scotland, Manchester MAN int. airport in Greater Manchester, and Edinburgh Turnhouse airport.
5 Must See Attractions and Sights
(12 The Close, NR1 4DH, Norfolk England)
Stunning 11th-century Cathedral, and one of the oldest in England. See aging frescos on the ceiling and beautiful stained glass. Well worth a visit.
(Felbrigg, NR11 8PR, England UK)
Felbrigg Hall is a charming tudor house, National Trust property, full of history.
(Theatre Street, NR2 1RL, United Kingdom)
Theatre Royal is a spacious and clean venue offering a fantastic choice of great plays, musicals, and other performances.
(Castle Meadow, NR1 3JU England)
Norman Royal Palace sitting on a hill in the centre of the city. It houses a brilliant museum and art gallery, and has beautiful exhibits and interesting collections.
(Waggon and Horses Lane, Norfolk NR3 1HG)
Picturesque old street with medieval cobbles, old shops, Georgian facades and Tudor timbers. There are also several galleries.