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Whatever your reason for visiting Norwich consider making a handy pre-travel booking that unlocks all of the city's top sights and attractions. By reserving this ticket for the City Sightseeing Norwich bus tour you'll be able to explore 9 ideally located stops at a pace that suits you. Each one is valid for 24-hours and provides easy access to key landmarks such as Norwich Castle, Theatre Royal and the Cathedral Quarter. The buses come equipped with pre-recorded English language commentary that reveals interesting historical facts and cultural titbits. Simply book your tickets below, print out your email voucher, and exchange it with any City Sightseeing Norwich bus driver!
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Summary

Tickets are valid for 24-hours!

Hop-on and off as many times as you like during ticket validity period.

Pricing Conditions

Child tickets aged 5-15 years. Senior tickets aged 60+. Student tickets require valid student ID at redemption point. Children under 5 years travel free.

Commentary

Pre-recorded English

Season

March 28-October 31

Duration

60 minutes

Frequency

March 28-October 03 (Daily, Every 60 mins)

October 06-31 (Tues-Sat, Every 60 mins)

Departure point

Theatre Street*

First tour

10:30

Last tour

15:30

 

*You can start the City Sightseeing Norwich tour at any of its hop on hop off stops.

Details

Map download available at the bottom of the page.

What You'll See On The City Sightseeing Norwich Bus Tour:

A visit to the county town of Norwich is a must for those on the trail of English history, or for those who desire a fun yet relaxing city break that includes retail therapy with a twist. When it comes to the city's historical landscape seek out the famous 'Norwich 12', a collection of buildings that cover 5 key era's of English history: Norman, Medieval. Georgian, Victorian and Modern.

Principle amongst the dozen is Norwich Castle (Stop 7). It's one of the largest and best preserved Norman buildings in Europe, so sturdy and imposing that it served as the county gaol from the 14th century all the way through to the 19th century. Since being converted into a museum in 1894 visitors have been able to explore its history as a fortress of William the Conqueror as well as an infamous prison. The modern museum also contains wondrous pieces of fine art, natural history displays and archaeological artefacts from cultures as diverse as the Anglo-Saxons and ancient Egyptians.

Norwich Cathedral (Stop 3) is an awesome testament to the political power and artistic ingenuity of the Normans. Constructed to most of its current specifications in 1145 the structure's scale and quality has ensured its lasting survival over the past 900 years. Most of the key features remain largely intact, from the religiously-themed roof bosses (1,106 in total) to the 13th century cloisters and the late 15th century stone spire.

The spire is the second highest of its kind in the UK (123 meters), surpassed only by Salisbury Cathedral. The cloisters, however, are the largest of their kind in the country. During your visit be sure to check out the Hostry Visitor and Education Centre, where you can learn about the legacy, construction and architecture of the cathedral.

If the city's religious landscape is something that particularly captivates you then be sure to also explore the St Peter Mancroft Church, St Andrews & Blackfriars Halls and St John's Roman Catholic Church.

The Great Hospital (east of Cathedral) is a medieval hospital building that first came into use in 1249 and remains functional to this day. If you're travelling as part of a large group (no greater than 25) then guided tours can be arranged for £100. The tour lasts around 1.5 hours and covers St Helen's Church + House, the Refectory, Eagle Ward, Brickbeck Hall and the Ivory Rooms.

As we've already mentioned Norwich is notable for its one-of-a-kind shopping experiences. These range from independent retailers big and small to large and comprehensive malls hosting the world's most recognisable brand names. Hop-off at the fringes of the 'Norwich Lanes' (stops 1 or 9), and wander into a world of narrow, winding alleys and medieval architecture. These historical streets are a treasure trove of small boutiques, independent retailers, coffee shops, quirky café/bars and pubs. Why not spend some time hunting down a cool souvenir then kick-back with some hearty pub grub and a real ale.

At some point take a walk along to Jarrolds, one of the UK's oldest and most renowned independent department stores. The building's history and elegant architecture have positioned it as more than just a retail outlet, rather a significant local landmark.

Other shopping venues include the week-long Norwich Market (stop 2), Elm Hill (stop 3) and the Chapelfield Shopping Centre (closest to stop 8).

Before you book a tour and head off to Norwich here's a few other key attractions to look out for along with their closest respective stops: Norwich Theatre Royal (stop 1), City Hall and Norwich Guild Hall (stop 2), Surrey House (stop 8), and Dragon Hall (stop 6). The latter is a remarkably well preserved medieval trading hall that is currently the only building of its kind known to have survived into the 21st century.

Itinerary

City Sightseeing Norwich Bus Tour Stops:

  • 1, Theatre Street
  • 2, Castle Meadow West Side
  • 3, Tombland
  • 4, Britannia Road
  • 5, Station Yard
  • 6, King Street
  • 7, Castle Meadow East Side
  • 8, Bus Station
  • 9, Cleveland Road

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Important Information & Usage instructions

USAGE INSTRUCTIONS. Upon purchase please print off the email voucher you receive from this site and exchange it at any one of the tour's hop on hop off bus stops. The first stop is on Theatre Street. City Sightseeing Norwich staff will provide you with tickets which you can use at any point during the validity period (24-hours). Unlimited travel applies during tour operational hours.

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