Norwich Castle and Museum
The city's breath-taking castle was intended for use as a Norman
Royal Palace, but today this beautiful building serves as an
excellent interactive museum and gallery whose treasures include
important archaeological finds, fine artworks, costumes and
textiles and collections and displays covering Norfolk's local,
natural, social and regimental history.
Prior to the Norman Conquest of 1066, Norwich's colourful market
was held in the space now occupied by the city's cathedral.
Relocated to the city centre, Britain's largest Monday-to-Saturday
open-air market is still going strong more than nine hundred years
later and this atmospheric gathering of around two hundred stalls
is an excellent place to find fresh local produce including fruit
and vegetables, meat, fish, bread and cakes, cheeses and
The Plantation Garden
Established in 1856 and tucked away at the heart of the city,
the Plantation Garden is a hidden botanical gem which offers three
acres of immaculate lawns, beautiful flower beds and features
including an Italian terrace, a rustic bridge and a stunning Gothic
This unspoilt area close to the cathedral contains a host of
Norwich's most historic buildings and architecture among its
winding alleyways as well as an eclectic assortment of independent
shops and many restaurants.