The Great Anniversaries Tour of Norwich – English Tourism Week


It’s a year of anniversaries here in Norwich, and there’s no better way to find out more about the historic places celebrating them than by joining Norwich tour guide, Paul Dickson on this FREE tour for English Tourism Week. The tour starts outside Grosvenor Fish Bar on Lower Goat Lane.

On this 2-hour guided tour, you’ll learn the history behind one of Norwich’s most-popular and oldest fish and chip shops in its 100th year (with a free bag of chips to accompany you), take in the beautiful work of revered local architect, George Skipper, at the Royal Arcade in its 125th year, and see the sights of Dragon Hall, home to the National Centre for Writing in England’s first UNESCO City of Literature for Heritage Open Days’ 30th anniversary.

During the tour, you’ll also see St Julian’s Church, where Julian of Norwich became the first female author to have a book published in the English language, as well as Tombland and The Maids Head Hotel, which is claimed to be the oldest hotel in the country.

At the end of the tour, you can also enjoy complimentary tea, coffee, and cake in The Maids Head Hotel, with a collection in aid of the Maids Head’s charity of the year.

Note: This tour is now full, find more things to do to celebrate English Tourism Week.