Accessibility in Norwich

Accessible Norwich

If you want to plan a day out in Norwich but need to know where to stay, eat or visit that’s accessible, then never fear! We have put together a little guide to accessible Norwich, so you can get out and enjoy the city of stories without any worries.

Where to stay

Maids Head Hotel

Known to be the oldest hotel in the UK, the Maids Head is a characterful and award-winning place to stay. Located right in the heart of Norwich in Tombland, the cathedral is mere minutes away, with the river, pubs, Elm Hill and more sights close by too.

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The Assembly House

For a touch of luxury and a stay in a stunning Georgian building (that will surely give you Bridgerton vibes) head to The Assembly House. Not only would you be treated to an opulent stay, but The Assembly House is also famed for its fabulous afternoon teas which you can enjoy.

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Assembly House entrance hall

Enjoy spectacular Georgian architecture at The Assembly House

Spixworth Hall Cottages

Located in beautiful rural Norfolk, but still only five miles from the city, Spixworth Hall Cottages are a great option if you’re looking to stay somewhere peaceful that’s not too far from the action! There are a range of back to nature experiences available on site too.

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Spixworth Hall Cottages

Spixworth Hall Cottages

Where to visit

Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral is a must on any visit to the city. One of the finest complete Romanesque cathedrals in Europe, with the second tallest spire and largest monastic cloisters in England, it’s no wonder the cathedral is such a popular destination.

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Inside the Norwich Cathedral, a top destination to visit in Norwich

Inside the Norwich Cathedral, a top destination to visit in Norwich

Norwich Castle

Want to discover interesting artefacts? How about some stunning collections of artwork? Or perhaps you’d like to learn more about natural history? Well, for all this and more Norwich Castle is the place to go.

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Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

A renowned public art museum (and featured as the home of the Avengers in film!) the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is an ideal destination for a day soaking up some culture. Plus, it’s free to enter and view the permanent collection. Additional exhibitions run throughout the year and are ticketed, and for these free complimentary tickets are available to carers / companions.

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The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. There's plenty to do, including its sculpture park.

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. There’s plenty to do, including its sculpture park.

Museum of Norwich

Discover the story of Norwich’s industries and people from medieval to modern day at the Museum of Norwich. Uncover the history of the textile trade, the production of shoes, chocolate and mustard, and more!

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Norwich Theatre Royal and Norwich Playhouse

Is there a better way to spend an evening than experiencing some theatre, music, comedy or dance? Well, it’s certainly at the top of our list! And both Norwich Theatre Royal and Norwich Playhouse offer a range of services for audience members with access requirements including captioned performances, signed performances (BSL), audio described performances with touch tours, dementia friendly performances and relaxed performances.

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Norwich Theatre Royal Auditorium

Norwich Theatre Royal Auditorium

City Sightseeing

Take in all the sights on the City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. A great way to easily travel across the city, the best part is that you can choose how long you spend in each area! Discover the Castle, Cathedral, Tombland and more on a fab day out.

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Broads Tours

If you’ve got a special occasion to celebrate, we would definitely recommend a trip out on the beautiful broads in one of Broads Tours day boats! A great way to make some memories, you can leisurely cruise along on the water, enjoying the unique views and seeing the different wildlife you can spot! 3 hours hire £80, 7 hours £133.

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Broads Tours wheelchair friendly boat

Broads Tours wheelchair friendly boat

Where to eat

After a busy day of discovery in Norwich, you’ll likely want to get yourself some delicious grub to help you rest and refuel. And there’s plenty of options in Norwich!

Cosy Club

Whether you want to indulge in a sumptuous breakfast or brunch, are craving some classic comfort food in the evening like fish and chips or some macaroni cheese, or just want to enjoy some cocktails – Cosy Club has a host of options.

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Burger and chips at Cosy Club

Enjoy some delicious food at Cosy Club

Chantry Place

There’s a huge range of places to eat at Chantry Place. From Greek food, to Italian, Asian and more. And with multiple radar key accessible toilets at Chantry Place, and a Changing Places toilet, you can easily make a pit stop for food after a bit of shopping.

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The Real Greek at Chantry Place

The Real Greek at Chantry Place

Carrow Road

Are you a football fan? Or just wanting a great restaurant to visit after spending some time down by the river? Both Yellows and Delia’s at Carrow Road have an accessible toilet on site. Delia’s is a great option for a fine dining experience at an affordable price. You’ll be treated to canapes on arrival, a three-course dinner, and then coffee and something sweet for only £39.95 per person. The eclectic mix of cuisine at Yellows is perfect for more casual dining. Famed for some of the best burgers and ribs in the city, you can also find inspiration from Spain, Italy and the Middle East on the menu.

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Bill’s

Pancakes for breakfast? How about a warming fish pie for dinner? Or would you enjoy a sumptuous, salted caramel and chocolate tart for dessert? There’s all that and more on the menu at Bill’s, and its cosy interior is perfect for a bit of casual dining.

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Castle Quarter

Castle Quarter is a great place to go for a snack or a refreshing coffee. With a Starbucks, BB’s, Muffin Break and more. There’s also a great range of shops too!

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The important bits

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