We’ve tried to give a few ideas of things to do within a short distance of The Malt House. It’s all about what ever ‘floats your boat’, whether that be architecture, history, walking, shopping, drinking or eating, sporting activities, music, 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!
The Forum – Millenium Project, holds Library, Radio Norfolk, BBC, Pizza Express
Norwich Theatre Royal – an Art Deco theatre which first opened in Norwich in 1758. Hosts many touring productions
Maddermarket Theatre – home of Norwich Players. Dance, music, comedy and opera.
Strangers Hall Museum – one of the oldest buildings in Norwich, home to wealthy merchants and majors.
Dragon Hall – a restored medieval merchants hall, King St.
Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist – the second largest Catholic cathedral in the UK.
Elm Hill – 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 short drive.
Norfolk Snowsports Club (2 minute drive) Dry Ski Slope.
Norwich City -Football Club Tours, Carrow Road.
Walking in Norwich & Local Areas – here
Boudicca Way – 36 Mile Trail beginning or ending at Norwich Rail Station and Diss Rail Station.
Macarons and More Cookery School – Classes in patisserie, baking and confectionery throughout the year.
Sainsbury’s Centre for Visual Arts at University of East Anglia (UEA)
City Sightseeing Norwich – Hop on Hop off open top tour bus, with a stop on King Street near Dragon Hall.
The Plantation Garden – a 2.5 acre Victorian Town Garden. See events page!
Walking Tours – from The Forum
Spa Day’s – we have enjoyed days at Sprowston Manor Spa.
Winbirri Vineyards – Surlingham, just outside Norwich.
Whittlingham Broad, Trowse, 2 min drive or 15 minute walk. Great for walking, jogging, cycling. Visitor centre.
Rainy Day Activities:
Norwich City Hall & Clock Tower Tour
UEA Sportspark – swim, run, squash whatever you like –
BBC Tour at The Forum – Last Sunday of the month –
Day trips From 106:
The Norfolk Broads – Hire a day boat in this Also visit Coltishall, Wroxham, Hoveton, Thurne, Horning.
National Trust properties in Norwich area include: Felbrigg Hall and Blickling Hall.
Aylsham a 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). Ask 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.
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. Becoming really popular and trendy, a very ‘foodie’ environment as well vintage, clothing, household stalls.
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.
Timber Hill – an ancient street, on a slight ‘hill’ as the name suggests, now full of restaurants, cafe’s,pub and some quiet lovely shops
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House hunting in Norwich?
Reality Estate Agents – this local company of professional agents kept our purchase of 106 together through great communication and friendliness. Look at their website and genuine customer comments… Ask for Lucy or Lin!