Homely accommodation located at five minute short walk from Norwich train station and canal walks. It is well placed for Norwich business, media and education community within walking distant of the city's tourist attractions, trendy bars and restaurants. This 3 bedroom property is ideally suited for corporate and leisure travelers wishing to experience living in the heart of Norwich City center.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Great Yarmouth 34 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Norwich Airport 6 km, Nearest railway: Norwich Train Station 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Set in the heart of East Anglia, the historic city of Norwich has everything you would desire of a vibrant regional capital.
Norwich is the most complete medieval city in Britain. It's also one of the top 5 places to shop! Such contrasting boasts show a rare blend of historic interest and modern sophistication. Explore the intricate network of winding streets and over 1,500 historic buildings, from the splendor of the Norman Cathedral and Castle to charming Elm Hill with its timber-framed houses. Museums, galleries, theatres, concerts, cinema, a buzzing nightlife and a year round programme of festivals, celebrating everything from music and literature to food and beer, combine to offer vibrant and dynamic entertainment and give the city a truly cosmopolitan feel.
Short breaks and longer stays in Norwich & the countryside offer delightful relaxing, cultural time away to enjoy shopping, entertainment, markets, heritage & the outdoors!
Norwich, the capital of Norfolk, was once second only to London in importance, growing out of several small Saxon settlements at the lowest fording point along the River Wensum.
Before the Norman Conquest of 1066, Norwich was one of the largest towns in England. The conquerors built a castle and a cathedral, and established a new market place which is still in use today.
Norwich Cathredral from sports field in winter
In 1194 Norwich was granted the status of a city, while in 1404 it was given the privilege of appointing a mayor, two sheriffs and aldermen to run its affairs. Norwich grew in size and wealth during the Middle Ages. It was the principal market for one of the most densely populated parts of England and by the late fourteenth century was the chief centre of worsted manufacture. It remained one of the most important textile manufacturing centres until the nineteenth century.
more info on this link http://www.historicalnorwich.co.uk/old_norwich/old_norwich.html
Short breaks and longer stays in Norwich & the countryside offer delightful relaxing, cultural time away to enjoy shopping, entertainment, markets, heritage & the outdoors! Independent boutiques, vintage glamour, lifestyle originals, galleries, antiques, high street, designer, accessories and our NEW 2013 Shopping MAP with offers!
A short history of Norwich
Norwich, Norfolk is one of the great heritage cities of Europe, with a wealth of pioneering people and innovative achievements that have developed the city over time. Take a look back to where it all began …
Before the Romans invaded Iron Age Britain in AD 43, the area we know as Norfolk had been the territory of the Iceni people. The most famous leader of this tribe, Boudica, led an unsuccessful revolt against the Roman occupation in around AD 60. Following her defeat, the Romans inhabited the area for more than 300 years. The local capital became Venta Icenorum, on the River Tas, just to the south of the present-day city. You can visit this site at Caister St Edmunds, three miles outside Norwich and see the earthworks around it. The town has never been fully excavated and still lies under green fields.
Most modern cities in Britain arose out of the towns that the Romans built. Not Norwich! After the Romans, Venta Icenorum became abandoned and a new town grew up on the River Wensum. There were scattered settlements, but at the centre was Tombland. (The name has nothing to do with tombs – a “tum land” was an open space.) Nowadays, Wensum Street runs from Tombland to Fye Bridge, the ancient river crossing to “Norwich over the water”. One of the settlements here on the north bank was called “Norwic”, which eventually gave the name to the city.
Into this Anglo-Saxon world came the Vikings. They were resisted by Edmund, King of East Anglia, who was killed by the Danes in 870. Edmund was made a saint and is commemorated at Bury St Edmunds. The Danes ruled the area for nearly 50 years. Although there is little now to show for their occupation, they left their imprint on the city in many street names. In 1999 a very fine Viking gold ingot was discovered in the city centre during the construction of the Forum. for more info go tohttp://www.visitnorwich.co.uk/history.aspx