Trains to Norwich

Cheap Trains to Norwich

"Let any stranger find me so pleasant a county, such a good way, large heath, three such places as Norwich, Yar. and Lin. in any county of England, and I'll be once again a vagabond to visit them.” Sir Thomas Browne

Norwich is known for being an affluent and easy-going city. It is a rich tapestry of meandering alleys sprinkled with architectural gems. In the city centre, you’ll find the impressive Norman castle and a magnificent cathedral with half-timbered buildings in between that beautifully line the quiet lanes. In 1960, Norwich gained a university, thanks to the foundation of the University of East Anglia, which has helped the city’s local culture flourish.

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Visiting Norwich by Train

Despite the fact that Norwich is a large city, it only has one railway station. Formerly known as Norwich Thorpe, the station is a terminus where many services begin and end. There are main train routes that run south towards London via Ipswich and Colchester. The Norwich station is about a 10-minute walk away from the city centre, although there are plenty of bus stops outside for those who do not want to walk.

The city centre of Norwich is fairly compact and therefore can be explored by foot. It’s also bicycle-friendly, with most of the major streets having separate bicycle lanes and cycle tracks.

One of the most notable attractions in the city is the city’s Cathedral, which is a 900-year-old Norman structure. Norwich Castle is another famous attraction. It’s a massive 12th-century fort that rises majestically from a hilltop overlooking the city centre. Another well-known attraction is the Dragon Hall, a restored trading hall dating back to the medieval era.

If you’re into history and art, do check out the Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery as well as the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, which is housed within the campus of the University of East Anglia. The Forum is a new landmark building, known for its dynamic architecture. It houses BBC East, the municipal library and an arts and information centre, which includes the Origins, an amazing exhibition of local history and culture.