New Homes in Norwich
Live the Life
Set in the county of Norfolk, Norwich is a lively city packed with historical attractions, cultural offerings, fantastic shopping and great family days out.
Things to do in Norwich
Norwich has an impressive number of museums, such as Hokham Hall and Bygones Museum. Standing amidst 3,000 acres of lovely countryside, the museum showcases charming architecture and interesting exhibits. Enjoy wandering around the parkland which is full with wildlife (including deer) and you will see why Norwich is a popular choice for film and TV locations.
Families will enjoy days out at attractions such as Banham Zoo, an award winning park with over 2000 animals to spot in 50 acres of grounds. Further attractions include the Bure Valley Railway, Norwich Puppet Theatre and Dinosaur Adventure.
Norwich was also the first and only English city to be granted the prestigious title of UNESCO City of Literature in 2012, joining six other cities around the world. A number of year-round literature events take place so aspiring writers and readers, keep your eyes peeled.
For a more relaxing activity, you can even take a cruise on the beautiful Norfolk Broads.
Shopping in Norwich
If you’re in need of a little retail therapy, Norwich is full of options.
There are two malls housing all the usual high street names - intu Chapelfield and Castle Mall. The cobbled winding streets of the Norwich Lanes are where you’ll find independent boutiques showcasing the best in vintage and boho-chic.
Elm Hill is an old medieval street where craft shops, antiques and even a bear shop can be found, while Magdalen Street also showcases a selection of one-off, quirky finds.
Norwich Market offers a little bit of everything, or head to one of Norfolk’s market towns for farmers markets and independent stores.
Studying in Norwich
Norwich has a wide selection of both primary and secondary schools, perfect for those with children of all ages.
For those with younger children, Cantley Primary, Avenue Junior and Alpington and Bergh Apton C of E Primary are all great choices. Whereas those with older children will find great educational facilities at the likes of Notre Dame High School, The City of Norwich School and Broadland High School.
Norwich is also home to two universities; Norwich University of the Arts and the University of East Anglia. Both establishments offer a range of course for those looking to enter higher education.
Norwich Transport Links
If you’re looking to travel by air, Norwich International Airport is four miles from the city centre.
Those travelling within the UK can enjoy services to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Jersey, Guernsey and Manchester, while 1000s of destinations around the world can be reached by connecting services at Amsterdam.
The nearest London airport is Stansted. A direct coach link is available from all the main London airports, or the train from London Liverpool Street takes under two hours.
You’ll find Norwich train station in the city centre where you can get direct services into London which only take one hour and 45 minutes to Liverpool Street on Abellio Greater Anglia.
Norwich also has good road links. It is 110 miles north of London, 160 miles from Birmingham, while York and Felixstowe are 180 miles and 58 miles respectively.