The different historic city
Just outside Norwich you can see the remains of the Roman regional capital at Caistor St Edmunds – founded after the defeat of the area’s Iceni tribe led by the famous Queen Boudicca.
As England’s second city from medieval days through to the Industrial Revolution, Norwich has always been enormously prosperous and culturally active. Norman invaders gave us the imposing castle and the spired Anglican cathedral. As the city grew, so did its towered defensive wall and still intact medieval street pattern – the largest in Europe.
The ‘Norwich 12’ goes on to highlight more of the city’s outstanding heritage attractions, taking in the Edwardian opulence of Surrey House, the Georgian grandeur of the Assembly House, the Industrial Revolution era St James Mill, right up to The Forum, our landmark Millennium building.