From Friday 24th May 2019 14:00 to 16:00
A 2 hour guided walking tour with City of Norwich tourist guide, Paul Dickson, celebrating CJ Sansom's best-selling novel Tombland, featuring Tudor lawyer Matthew Shardlake's visit to Norwich at the time of Kett's Rebellion (1549).
Ticket £10, includes a complimentary numbered bottle of Kett's Oak Barley Wine, brewed by Panther Brewery and Poppyland Brewery as the charity ale for City of Ale 2019. All proceeds to City of Ale Charity: Norfolk SEN Network
The tour starts outside the Maids Head Hotel and includes Tombland, the ancient Anglo-Scandinavian Market Place, Augustine Steward's House, Norwich Cathedral Close, Bishopgate (Holme Street in the novel) and the Great Hospital, Bishop's Bridge, the site of Bishop's Gate and Lollards Pit, followed by a climb up to Kett's Point, the remains of St Michael's Chapel, with its fabulous view across the city.
The return journey follows the north side of the river with views of the medieval Cow Tower and surviving city walls, near the location of the Pockthorpe Gate, before crossing the river and passing the Adam and Eve pub, where Lord Sheffield was taken after he had been mortally wounded, and seeing the site of the Battle of Palace Plain.
The tour finishes in the historic 15th century courtyard of the Maids Head Hotel, now the Wine Press Restaurant.
The Maids Head Hotel, 20 Tombland, Norwich NR3 1LB