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Down every cobbled street, through every welcoming door, behind every rippling pane of glass in every glowing window, there’s a story waiting to be discovered. If you’ve got an enquiring mind, it’s time to let it run wild. It’s time to visit Norwich, the City of Stories ...

This blog is for those who love to live, those who are inspired to travel at the drop of a hat, those who want to try something different, those who are willing to take a chance doing something they wouldn’t usually choose to do. And it’s all about choice, discovering, exploration and experiencing whether you have travelled hundreds of miles or just around the corner.

Izzi and Mel are behind the posts, and we will be regularly sharing our knowledge about Norwich and its surrounds with those who already visit Norwich, those who live or work here, and those who may never have set foot in Norwich before and don't know what they're missing out on!

We’re in the fortunate position to be friends with many, many people, people who have intimate knowledge of our city’s history and architecture, shopping, food and drink, attractions, events, places to stay .. you get the picture. We’ll be bringing you inspirational and unmissable experiences, taking you behind the scenes, reviewing events and places before they open and getting under the skin of what this city is all about.

We will be sharing stories and snippets of information that we think you'll enjoy, in fact that we hope you’ll love; some may be through the written word, some filmed, captured in images or in creative writing, but all will be about Norwich and its people, past, present & future.

About Izzi:
From a night-time trek up the highest mountain in Indochina, to dusty Absinthe bars in Barcelona, to new sandwich fillings, there’s not a lot I won’t try (once) - which is why writing the VisitNorwich City of Stories blog is so interesting.

I joined VisitNorwich in September 2017, after graduating from Norwich University of Arts and going on to work for a design agency – all the time determined to explore as much of my new adopted city as possible (my home town is in Nottinghamshire). Norwich is a beautiful and unique mix of city, sky, rivers, boats, bars, spires and exciting places to go for dinner, and every day something new happens here that makes me like it just that little bit more. I hope that by reading this blog you’ll see what I mean, and be inspired to come and discover this eclectic city for yourself. 

About Mel: 
In a former life I worked at British Airways; exciting destinations, travel experiences, people and travel writing always at the forefront of my work and personal trips. On moving back to my native Norfolk I joined VisitNorwich where I am now the PR manager. Life and travel remains exciting, Norwich (and Norfolk) holds suitcases full of hidden gems, fascinating people and plenty of stories going way back. There's always something to write about, always somewhere to visit and constant cultural things to do here. Life is non-stop but I wouldn't have it any other way.