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6 things to do this week

24 January 2017

Here are this week's picks of the best things to see and do - from amazing puppetry and beautiful ballet right through to enjoying a glass of bubbly with your cake, there's something for everyone!

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Snowdrop Season

23 January 2017

The transition from winter into spring is a beautiful time, particularly in Norfolk. There’s something rather breath-taking about the way the landscape looks in the chillier months – and none more so than the wonderful gardens at Raveningham, where Snowdrop Season will be celebrated throughout February.

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Fabulous February Stays

23 January 2017

Make the most of Half Term, Valentine's Day or just book a spontaneous trip away; Norwich has some lovely hotels, B&Bs and self-catering properties to relax and unwind in. Once you're here, head out for some food and make sure you make the most of Norwich's fantastic shopping offer.

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Win a Spa Break at Sprowston Manor!

18 January 2017

What could be better after a hectic couple of months that a trip to a spa with someone you absolutely love – and we don’t just mean a partner, we also mean partner- in- crime! The one person whom you can completely depend upon, the best friend you cannot do without...

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6 Things to do this week

18 January 2017

Here’s our roundup of six fab things to do this coming week – from Miss Marple with a twist to vintage finds!

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Half-Term is Coming...

17 January 2017

It may feel like Christmas is only just behind us, but there’s another excuse to down tools for a week (if you have kids or are a teacher, that is…): half term!

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Norwich's Literary Hero: Meir of Norwich

16 January 2017

If you have already read our 2017: The Year of the Literary Hero post last week, you'll know that 2017 is...well, the year of the literary hero! So to celebrate this we're going to bring to you, in 2017, some of our favourite and most notable Norwich 'literary heroes'. At this point we want to highlight that you don't have to be a literary wizard to enjoy our stories, you just need to enjoy a good yarn.

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Win a unique and romantic Valentine's for two!

9 January 2017

Love is in the air at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist! To celebrate the launch of their brand new weddings offer, the Cathedral is offering one lucky couple the chance to win a twilight tower tour for two this Valentine’s day – Tuesday 14th February!

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The Great Hospital: still here today (no thanks to Henry VIII)

9 January 2017

Established in 1249 as a hospital for the sick and poor clergy of Norwich (originally known as St Giles Hospital), the church of St Helen and the Great Hospital has seen its fair share of history! Situated in one of the most historic areas of Norwich, the Great Hospital boasts the smallest cloisters in England whilst England’s largest monastic cloisters, at Norwich Cathedral, sit just a stone’s throw away!

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2017: The Year of the Literary Hero

9 January 2017

2017 is the year of the Literary Hero, so says VisitEngland – and we wholeheartedly agree!

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7 Things to do this week

9 January 2017

Fill the week ahead full of fun things to do – our highlights have it all planned out, leaving you to feel all smug and spontaneous!

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A Local's Pub Guide

20 December 2016

Don’t lament winter, make the most of the chillier weather in the city’s snug pubs. Norwich may no longer have a pub for every day of the year, but we still have plenty to offer! Here’s our favourite pubs and bars to enjoy a warming drink in and feel just like a local!

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250,000 turkeys in leather boots...

20 December 2016

…strolling all the way to London? Yes, hundreds of years ago it actually happened!

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Walk It Off!

20 December 2016

After a few days (well, let's be honest – more like weeks) of Christmas indulgence, a spot of post-Christmas exercise wouldn't go amiss. Nothing too strenuous, mind – walking will do just fine for now, so here are our top walks to enjoy during Twixmas (that week right after Christmas) or in the New Year.

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7 Things To Do This Weekend

20 December 2016

It may be Christmas weekend, but there’s still plenty to do - for all tastes and ages - in the lead up to the big day on Sunday!

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Last Minute Gift Ideas

19 December 2016

Here’s your last-minute Christmas gift guide! We gave you a huge list of ideas in this blog post, but if you’ve still forgotten to buy someone a present, and suddenly realised that we’re now well and truly on the final straight to Christmas, then never fear! We’ve got some great gifts that you can pop in, last-minute, to buy!

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Christmas Culture

13 December 2016

We love a great Christmas line-up of amazing music and performance alongside some brilliant exhibitions. Not everything has to have a Christmas theme, but together it all adds to the city’s fantastic cultural offer this Christmas!

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Christmas Gallery

13 December 2016

Here are seven of our favourite shots from the festive season (so far!) - featuring the beautiful Tunnel of Light, projections and more!

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8 Things to do this weekend

12 December 2016

An empty weekend stretching out before you? Fill it with some of the great things happening here in Norwich, and a little further away.

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The Visitor

11 December 2016

The sixth in our series of films about Norwich has arrived: The Visitor!

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Winter Food Guide (and where to buy)

11 December 2016

If you like to think of yourself as a bit of a gourmand, then Norwich is the city for you - particularly in wintertime with delicious, hearty dishes designed to warm you up. With a plethora of delightful restaurants, food stores, delis and other eateries, you can really indulge your foodie fantasies – and here’s how to do so in true Norwich style.

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Christmas By Candlelight

7 December 2016

Flickering candlelight can set such a mood for whatever you’re doing – the soft glow can feel romantic, it can feel atmospheric, and it can definitely feel festive! We’ve compiled our favourite events this month where candlelight plays a big part – so prepare to feel very Christmassy indeed!

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7 Things To Do This Weekend

7 December 2016

Wondering what to do this weekend in Norwich? Here’s 7 highlights to help you decide…

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Win 2 Norwich Sweatshirts from the Norwich Shop

6 December 2016

It’s competition time - here’s your chance to win 2 Norwich sweatshirts (one female and one male) to keep you nice and warm over the winter months!

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Shopping in Norfolk's Market Towns

5 December 2016

For the best Christmas shopping in Norfolk, we recommend a blend of the vibrant shops and boutiques of Norwich with some of the unique shops in the area’s market towns – that way you’re bound to find something for everyone!

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Discover a City at Christmas

29 November 2016

Love a tour or a trail? Then it’s time to wrap up warm and get out and about in Norwich!  Between now and Christmas there’s plenty waiting to be discovered, and sometimes taking a tour of the city is the best way to learn something new – even for regular visitors!

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8 things to do this weekend!

29 November 2016

Here’s a roundup of our 8 favourite highlights happening this weekend (not necessarily in date order):

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Peter the Wild Boy

29 November 2016

Settle down for a Norwich story which has been passed down through generations – it’s the true (as far as we know!) tale of a feral child discovered in Germany back in the 18th century. But what has this got to do with Norwich, you might ask…?

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Christmas Gift List

22 November 2016

For festive gifts with a difference - all from Norwich and Norfolk- take a look at our carefully collated list of ideas. From tasty treats to experiential gifts, there’s something for everyone here – there, we’ve done the hard work for you!

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'Can't Miss' Carol Services

22 November 2016

Celebrate the run up to Christmas day with some wonderful choir services and events; they’re sure to get you feeling festive. There are plenty of great options right here in Norwich for everyone!

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