Looking for a unique experience to share? If you’re the traditional type, knock down some pins over a cocktail at the retro Bowling House. A modern romantic? Catch a movie as the sun goes down in the best-kept secret Plantation Garden. Creatives can bake bread at Bread Source, make cheese at Fielding Cottage, or simply go to meet the goats.
Nothing says ‘I love you’ like planning a memorable trip for two. The Maids Head Hotel claims to be the oldest in the country, stay in historic luxury and why not make it a suite? Romantic sunsets? Mousehold Heath has some of the best views over the city and is truly special as the sun hits the horizon. There’s the castle and the cathedral for culture couples and museums and art galleries for the quiet romantics.
If shopping is your thing, you’ll both be spoilt for choice. The Lanes are full of boutiques and indie clothing stores and the high-street has Jarrolds – alongside all your national favourites. Wander through mall at intu Chapelfield to find all the top brands you love, and the Castle Quarter mall gives even more choice.
Active days out float your boat? You’re going to love Norwich. Whitlingham Country Park is just under an hour’s scenic stroll from the city centre, and even less by bus but it’s worth it. Our gateway to the Broads, Whitlingham is perfect for watersports enthusiasts, has plenty of Insta-worthy photo opps, hikes and cycle routes for every ability, and boat trips and waterside benches for those that like to take it easy.
Foodies? Us too. There’s The Snug at The Maid’s Head Hotel, ideal for couples in need of some privacy. Share a candlelit conversation in your best dinner dress at The Last, or go all-out and spoil yourselves with an award-winning tasting menu in the super-stylish Benedicts. Outdoors but under cover, the market has everything you could want from tofu to hog roast. Got a particular favourite? You can find some of the nation’s best chain foodie faves at intu Chapelfield, Castle Quarter and Riverside.
With cocktails in Tombland, locally-distilled gin in the Lanes and regional ales in the market, we’ve got a drink for every occasion Bullards Gin is distilled on St Benedicts, and they offer tours and tasting sessions to real gin-thusiasts. If you’re in the mood for romance, look no further than The Wallow and settle down to a beautifully arranged sharing board with a carefully hand-picked bottle of wine.