We’ve tried to give a few ideas of things to do within walking distance of The Malt House. It’s all about what ever ‘floats your boat’, whether that be architecture and history, walking, shopping, drinking or eating, entertainment or simply hanging out! We live locally, so are always happy to offer advice on places to eat, local shops and activities, places to visit, and the best walks. See our Google + page here!
Norwich Theatre Royal
Maddermarket Theatre – home of Norwich Players. Dance, music, comedy and opera.
St John’s Alley NR2 1DR www.maddermarket.co.uk
42-58 St George’s Street NR3 1AB www.norwichplayhouse.org.uk
Bridewell Museum of Norwich
Bridewell Alley NR2 1AQ www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Strangers Hall Museum – one of the oldest buildings in Norwich, home to wealthy merchants and majors.
Charing Cross NR2 4AL www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Dragon Hall – a restored medieval merchants hall.
115-123 King Street NR1 1QE – www.dragonhall.org
Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist
Earlham Road NR2 2PA www.sjbcathedral.org.uk
Elm Hill Norwich NR3 1HG
An ancient cobbled neighbourhood. Antique shops, cafes and restaurants.
Tombland in Norwich’s Cathedral Quarter
Again, an ancient and historic neighbourhood next to Elm Hill.
Top Dog Paintball – a brief drive away.
Ringland NR8 8JL www.topdogpaintball.co.uk
Norfolk Snowsports Club (2 minute drive) Dry Ski Slope.
Whittlingham Lane, Trowse NR4 8TW www.norfolksnowsports.co.uk
Norwich City Football Club Tours
Carrow Road www.canaries.co.uk
Walking in Norwich & Local Areas – here
Boudicca Way – 36 Mile Trail beginning or ending at Norwich Rail Station and Diss Rail Station.
Wherryman’s Way – Following the River Yare between Norwich & Great Yarmouth.
Bike Hire on King Street. Bicyclelinks.
Sainsbury’s Centre for Visual Arts
University of East Anglia NR4 7TJ www.scva.ac.uk
The Forum – Millenium Project, holds Library, Radio Norfolk, BBC, Pizza Express.
2 Millenium Plain Bethel Street NR2 1TF www.theforumnorwich.co.uk
Colman’s Mustard Shop & Museum
15 Royal Arcade NR2 1AQ
The Plantation Garden – a 2.5 acre Victorian Town Garden. www.plantationgarden.co.uk See events page!
Boat Tours from Norwich Station Quay through city and out to the Norfolk Broads – www.cityboats.co.uk
Ghost Walks – www.ghostwalksnorwich.co.uk
Walking Tours – from The Forum – 01603 213999
Looking for a Spa Day? Thorpe St Andrew (3 minute drive)
Winbirri Vineyards – Surlingham, just outside Norwich.
Whittlingham Broad, Trowse, 2 min drive or 15 minute walk. Great for walking, jogging, cycling. Visitor centre.
Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Thorpe Marshes –
East Ruston Vicarage Gardens.
Open Gardens Norwich & Norfolk – NGS
Rainy Day Activities:
Norwich City Hall & Clock Tower Tour – http://www.norwich12.co.uk/city-hall/explore.htm
UEA Sportspark – swim, run, squash whatever you like – http://www.sportspark.co.uk/
BBC Tour at The Forum – Last Sunday of the month – http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/tours/Norwich
Day trips From 106:
The Norfolk Broads – Hire a day boat in this national park. Also visit Coltishall, Wroxham, Hoveton, Thurne, Horning.
National Trust properties in Norwich area include: Felbrigg Hall and Blickling Hall.
Aylsham, lovely Norfolk Market Town – 10 miles.
Holt, a stunning Georgian Town – 22 miles.
Cromer, traditional Victorian Seaside Town – 23 miles.
Sheringham – again a lovely seaside town, a couple of miles or so from Cromer with a railway that heads to Holt.
Slightly Further but very well worth including on a day trip: Cley Next The Sea, Wells Next the Sea, Holkham (all our own home turf). As us for recommendations of places to visit, places to have tea or coffee at, brunch, lunch or even breakfast!
Local Norfolk RSPB Reserves,
Strumpshaw Fen – 8.9 Miles via A47. Marsh Harriers, Bittern & King Fishers. Reedbeds, Woodlands & Orchid rich meadows.
Buckenham Marshes – 9.9 miles via A47. Wigeons, Lapwings, Golden Plovers, Teals, Marsh Harriers, Perigrinne Falcons, Taiga Bean Geese.
Greater Anglia Trains link Norwich with Cromer, Sheringham, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.
Trains leave London for Norwich half hourly journey time 1hour 50 minutes.
Bittern Line Rover unlimited day ticket £8 adults (£5 Seniors) travel all day from 8.15am, Norwich, Cromer, Sheringham & Norfolk Broads
Shopping in Norwich: One of the ‘Top 10 Shopping Destinations in the UK’!
Norwich Market – permanent open air market – many stalls and very worth while visiting.
The Market Place, Gentleman’s Walk, NR2 1ND. Six days a week, Monday to Saturday.
The Art Nouveau Royal Arcade – an elegant Victorian shopping arcade designed by local architect George Skipper. Opposite Norwich Market, NR2 1NQ.
Historic Norwich Lanes – really lovely area with shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. Now voted winner of a Great British High Street of the Year Award 2014. Norwich centre.
Castle Mall Shopping Centre – multi storey shopping with cinema complex
Chapelfield Shopping Centre – multi storey shopping
Country & Eastern – Bethel Street, has been enjoyed by many of our guests. Housed in a Victorian Skating Rink. Architectural items from the East, rugs, textiles, furniture & jewellery.
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