Visiting Norwich

Description of Norwich

Norwich is a historic city well known throughout the United Kingdom for its medieval history and architecture. The city walls, the ancient buildings, the Norman Cathedral and the 12th century castle are examples of why Norwich is one of a kind.

Inside info

Dragon Hall is a trading hall built in about 1430. This combination of warehouse and showroom is a unique inheritance of medieval daily life and is one of the most essential buildings of the city. Even though the edifice has a rich historic past, it is still in use today. For this coming Christmas, Dragon Hall is hosting a new Christmas market, and will provide guests with gourmet dinners in these unusual surroundings until December 21th. The Norman Cathedral has stood for 900 years in Norwich’s landscape. This wonderful construction has recently been awarded the title of Norfolk’s favourite building. By visiting it, you can really understand why. The Historic Christmas Fayre will take place at the Cathedral from December 11th to 13th. Costumed minstrels, historical interpreters and entertainers will welcome you. They will be performing and demonstrating a selection of instruments and tunes, as well as dances and tales from the past. Merchants will also put on display a wide variety of unique gifts and hand made goods, replica artefacts from the last 2000 years, everything from Roman mosaics to rope. Enjoy the atmosphere with a mulled wine, and other culinary delights.The Norwich Ice Sculpture Trail is held every year in Norwich. Starting on Sunday 20th December, the trail full of stories leads you through the medieval streets of Norwich from Ber Street to Norwich Castle Gardens. The sculptures have been created from approximately 10 tonnes of ice and have been hand-crafted by a 5 person team during 3 months. An atypical trail for an amazing tour in the city. Where to stay?Wedgewood house A b & b proposing a relaxing rest in an Edwardian house close to the town centre. Double room + breakfast: £5542 St Stephens Road, Norwich, NR1 3REWhere to eat?Malaysian Delights Proposes a range of good food at a good price. (unlimited buffet: £5.50 for lunch / £9.99 for dinner)11-15 Timber Hill, Norwich, NR1 3JZ

Did you know ?

Norwich Union, the biggest life insurance provider in the United Kingdom, was founded in Norwich in 1797.

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Geographical situation and climatic info for Norwich

Situated in the east of England, Norwich is the county town of Norfolk. Norwich has a temperate and changeable climate and is known for its warm summer weather. October and November are generally the wettest months and the driest months are between February and April. The coldest months are December, January and February with brief, snowy periods. Minimum temperatures are around 1°C and maximum temperatures around 8°C. Summers are fairly warm with an average temperature of 22°C.

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The climate in Norwich

Situated on the River Wensum in the county of Norfolk in East of England, Norwich has a population of almost 200,000. The city has several important museums including the Norwich Castle Museum, the Bridewell Museum, and Dragon Hall. Other important sites are the Norwich Cathedral, the Cow Tower, and Elm Hill, which is an intact medieval street. Norwich has a temperate maritime climate. Rainfall is spread throughout the year with an annual average of 660mm. Average high temperatures in the summer are between 18 and 21°C. In the winter, the average high temperature is around 1 to 2°C, and lows usually stay above 0°C.