English Tourism Week in Norwich & Norfolk

10 March 2022

English Tourism Week in Norwich & Norfolk

English Tourism Week 18 to 27 March 2022; enjoy all that Norwich, the City of Stories and Norfolk has to offer.

In Norwich and Norfolk, we’ve a lot going on. A city and county that never rests on its laurels, with aspirational, hardworking, and creative people behind some of the best places to visit and stay. The county boasts an abundance of high quality, and diverse things to keep us exploring, entertained, rested, fed and watered- so let the celebrations begin… bring on English Tourism Week 2022!

English Tourism Week is about discovering the wealth and depth of experiences that are here, to be had on our doorstep. And not just over the week. All year round. Because Norwich and Norfolk are destinations that whatever the season, or weather have a lot to offer.

Here we have created a list for you. Of some of the most fantastic activities and experiences you can have. We’ve been fortunate to do lots of them and we’ve had some fun along the way. We hope you have as great a time as we did. And if you do, please remember to tell your friends and family too, because a shared experience is a wonderful thing.

And whilst we’re here, don’t forget to post your best images using #EnglishTourismWeek22   #CityOfStories   #VisitNorwich and tag @visitnorwich.   

1. Food & Drink

New Norwich restaurant Brix and Bones is creating quite a stir with Head Chef George Wood’s dishes cooked over fire using fresh local ingredients. Whilst fine dining 3 AA Rosette restaurant and newly awarded Michelin Plate recipient Benedicts has just re-opened following an exciting refurbishment.

George Wood Head Chef Brix and Bones Norwich

George Wood Head Chef Brix and Bones Norwich

Book a Gin Experience with Bullards Gin at Chantry Place. Enjoy a sensory journey learning more about Bullards unique botanicals and how their award-winning styles are developed including four G&Ts to drink too. Or make your own gin at the Gyre & Gimble Gin Academy on Charing Cross. Learn the history of gin and sip gin cocktails, whilst developing your own unique gin recipe to make and take home.

Bullards Gin Bottles

Bullards Gin, made in Norwich

2. Walking Tours

New walking tours include beer and cheese sommelier Cheryl Cade offering history, food and drink tours in Norwich. Whilst the guide behind History and Hostelries – Walking Tour of Norwich takes participants to some of Norwich’s best pubs over a gentle ramble in 3 to 4 hours including drinks. Finally, Paul Dickson Walking Tours is offering tours especially for English Tourism Week including new tour The Pastons in Norwich.

Cheryl Cade Tours: a group sit at an outdoor table with drinks in hand

Cheryl Cade Tours

3. Hidden Gems

Take time to visit some of Norwich’s best kept secrets and prettiest streets. Pop along to Plantation Garden in Earlham Road, Country & Eastern on Bethel Street, Upper St Giles in the Norwich Lanes and Elm Hill in the Cathedral Quarter.

Country & Eastern, in Bethel Street

Country & Eastern, in Bethel Street

4. Outdoors

Make the most of Norwich’s outdoor spaces at Mousehold Heath for amazing views and walks, Whitlingham Country Park for cycling, walking and water sports and the Sculpture Park at The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. All of which are free to enjoy.

Mousehold Heath view of Norwich as the sun is setting

Mousehold Heath as the sun is setting

5. Culture

Take a cultural journey around new exhibitions The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts – Pablo Picasso: The Legacy of Youth and Richard Slee: Swans.

Richard Slee: Swans, at The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Richard Slee: Swans, at The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

6. Challenge

Challenge your brain and your friends and family by playing with: City Escape Games outdoors in Norwich, Cryptic Escape, Secrets of the Tunnels at The Shoebox, Crazy Golf at Eaton Park, or Escape Hunt at Chantry Place which also offers virtual reality games.

7. Norfolk Experiences

Norfolk is a county where in a short space of time you can be at one with nature on a beach, in the countryside or on the water on The Broads. And you can enjoy the county in all seasons. Enjoy visits to Holkham Beach and Estate, Pensthorpe Natural Park, Roaar! Dinosaur Adventure, Broads Tours, Amazona Zoo and BeWILDerwood.

Holkham Estate, North Norfolk

Holkham Estate, North Norfolk

8. Stay

A change is as good as a rest. There are some great and welcoming places to stay: The Maids Head Hotel, The Assembly House, Gothic House, 18a at The Grosvenor, The Norfolk Mead, Stower Grange, Park Farm, Barnham Broom, The Victoria Inn and Fielding Cottages.

The Victoria Inn, Holkham

The Victoria Inn, Holkham