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    Whisky Nights

    by TonyBagnall Written Jan 8, 2007

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    Dominic, previousy editor of Whisky magazine and now manager of the Whisky Shop in Norwich, runs regular whiskey tasting nights. These are informative and a good way of tasting lots of different whiskies, and to have maybe one too many :) Mail me if you want to come along

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    A trendy veggie cafe

    by TonyBagnall Updated Jun 1, 2006

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    This is not a mung beans and rice place. It's of the goats cheese and sun dried tomato variety of vegetarian establishment. Good atmosphere here. Open all day including evenings when they sometimes has a DJ playing laid back tunes. Also good for tea and cakes in the afternoon. Licensed selling beers and wine. In my opinion the food at the Treehouse is better, but then it depends what you like.

    There is a nice little health food shop called Rainbow downstairs.

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    Go green at the Greenhouse Cafe

    by TonyBagnall Updated Jun 1, 2006

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    There are lots of cafes in Norwich but this is one of the more interesting ones. The place is run by volunteers, as it is funded via a charitable trust, so if the service is slow give the staff a break! The overall aim of the building is to promote sustainable living by providing educational material on green issues, climate change etc and leaflets on what people can do to limit the impact they have on the environment. All very worthy. The buidling itself aims to lead by example, having solar panels and using rainwater to flush the loos etc. There is a cute courtyard garden out the back which is lovely on a sunny day. The food is vegetarian and everything is organic.

    The is also a small shop selling organic food and wine, household items, candles, cards etc.

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    Elm Hill - how quaint

    by TonyBagnall Updated Jun 1, 2006

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    Cobbled and quaint

    Elm Hill is one of the oldest streets in Norwich. This narrow cobbled street is flanked either side by genuine Tudor houses some of which are now pretty little shops. Apparently there are more Tudor houses in Elm Hill than in the whole of the City of London.

    Stop off for a lovely cup of tea and slice of delicious home made cake at the Britons Arms. The buidling is from the 15th century and has a thatched roof. If it is a nice day sit outside in the secret courtyard garden. It is also a cosy place in the winter time. The address of the cafe is 9 Elm Hill.

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    Walking around the City Centre

    by TonyBagnall Updated Jun 1, 2006

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    It is easy to walk around Norwich in a day, things are pretty close together and there are lots of cafes and pubs to stop at a long the way to refuel. The amount of medeval churches is quite remarkable - these people must have done a lot of praying! Highlights include the Cathedral and grounds, Elm Hill and the walk along the river. Note there are two Cathedrals (the Roman Catholic one is on the edge of town and is impressive but not as much as the one in the city centre which has the advantage of a lovely setting).

    If you prefer to join an organised tour these are available. I haven't been on one so cannot vouch for the quality, more info at:
    http://www.visitnorwich.co.uk/documents/31.pdf

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    The Forum

    by TonyBagnall Written May 31, 2006

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    A multiple purpose building housing an ecletcic mix of the city's library, a cafe, the local BBC TV outpost and Pizza Express. The style of the buidling is very 'millenium' being constructed from huge amounts of glass and metal. There is a regular farmers market twice a month. Stand up comedy sometimes in the evening. Sometimes has exhibitions, for up to date info on what events are on see the website. The cafe has comfy sofas inside and live piano music once a week. There is also an outside terrace. The cafe is very popular and gets particularly busy at the weekend. A great place for people watching! In the winter they have a small ice rink outside for skating.

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    Down by the riverside

    by uglyscot Written Jul 23, 2005

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    by the river

    When arriving or leaving Norwich by train it is worth crossing the road outside the station and looking at the river and the boats moored there. It is very pleasant, and in summer there are colourful flowers. the weeping willows overhanging the canal are very attractive too.

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    Norwich Cathedral

    by gib157 Written Jun 10, 2005
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    I am a quite a fan of cathedrals and gothic architecture after visiting Ely cathedral as a child and more recently Durham Cathedral near Newcastle.

    I think Norwich Cathedral has the highest or 2nd highest spire in Britain and some of the largest grounds. It dominates the city for miles around and makes it easy to find your way around.

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    Norwich Castle

    by Tom_Fields Written May 16, 2005

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    This Norman castle is built on the hill which dominates the city. It served as a prison for 600 years. The guided tours include some grisly stories of the way life used to be for the unfortunates who were there. It also has the best collection of paintings by East Anglian artists.

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    Norwich Cathedral

    by Tom_Fields Written May 16, 2005
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    This is a fine example of Norman cathedral architecture. Its Caen stone was quarried in France, shipped across the channel, and brought p the River Wensum. The 315-foot spire, added in the 15th century, is the second-tallest in England (after the one at Salisbury).

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    Norwich Cathedral

    by stiab3 Written Jan 16, 2005

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    Norwich Cathedral

    Norwich Cathedral is a magnificent Norman building set in the largest close in England.

    The cathedral spire is the second tallest in England, and the cloisters are the largest monastic cloisters in the country.

    The nave roof bosses, illustrating the Bible from Creation to the Day of Judgement, and the Saxon Bishop's throne in the eastern apse, are unique features.

    The ground plan is almost unchanged from the Romanesque original, with fourteen bays making up an unusually long aisle.

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    Norwich Castle

    by stiab3 Written Jan 16, 2005

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    Norwich Castle

    A Norman Castle in the middle of the city.
    Once a royal palace, the Castle is now the centrepiece of a museum housing one of England's finest regional collections of natural history, art and archeology

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    St. Giles

    by yooperprof Written Aug 23, 2004

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    medieval churchyard

    St. Giles is one of the many gems of Norwich's medieval churches. It stands at one of the tallest points of the city, and its eight tower bells proudly ring out a joyous tintinnabulation that is heard for miles. (I've always wanted to use that word.)

    The neighborhood around St. Giles was great for browsing among small shops filled with curiousities. I used to walk past the church and through St. Giles Street on my way into the center of Norwich. I hope it hasn't changed!

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    Norwich Cathedral

    by yooperprof Written Jul 28, 2004

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    Norwich Cathedral was founded in 1096 by the Normans - at roughly the same time that they began working on the castle here. (Religion and Power in English History. . . Discuss.)

    The Cathedral Close occupies a significant chunk of land within the City Walls, and strolling about you can very easily get a sense of centuries slipping away. There are many fine views of the central Cathedral tower, with its spire reaching a height of 315 feet above the ground.

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  • The Riverside Walk

    by GibJoe Written Apr 9, 2008

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    Take the pathway next to the river, it is a peaceful and very enjoyable walk. I would say that you would probably take 30 minutes at an easy pace.

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