The Book Hive, Norwich centre

Day 1. A weekend in Norwich

After enjoying recent weekends away in Bristol and Birmingham we decided to turn our attention to Norwich and take a look at the county town of Norfolk.  Norwich lies approximately 100 miles (161 km) north east of London in East Anglia.  We travelled by train and coming from the north of England, I took a …

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Norwich Castle

Day 2. Exploring Norwich

After a hearty breakfast in The Bell Hotel we were ready to spend the day viewing more of the city's cultural attractions.  We'd planned our first stop at the Plantation Garden but on the way discovered a hidden gem.  Tucked away on Bethel Street is the South Asia Decorative Arts & Crafts Collection museum and …

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Merrivale model village, Great Yarmouth

Day 3. A day in Great Yarmouth

After breakfast in Norwich we travelled by train to the seaside resort of Great Yarmouth.  Getting there from Norwich is very easy with a frequent service on Greater Anglia trains and journey times of 35 minutes, with off-peak return fares costing £8.30. Arriving into Great Yarmouth, we followed signs to the seafront, the route taking …

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River Wensum, Norwich

Day 4. Riverside Walk in Norwich

After checking out of our hotel the Travelodge, Norwich Central Riverside and leaving our luggage to collect later in the day, we walked across the city to visit Elm Hill.  This historic, cobbled lane is the most complete medieval street in Norwich with many of its buildings dating back to the Tudor period. The photogenic …

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