The Norwich Society

Events Guided Walking Tours

WALKING TOUR Alleyways East: Off the beaten track

  • Sat 1 Jun 2024
  • Open to all
  • St Peter Mancroft, NR2 1QQ
  • 10:30 am
  • £12.00 non-members / £10.00 members

Jonathan Hooton's tour of the medieval city of Norwich will take you away from the major road network and off the beaten track.

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As an important medieval City, Norwich still has many alleyways away from the major road network. Many of these alleyways have an interesting story to tell. Jonathan will introduce some of these stories in a guided walk from the Market place towards eastern Norwich. It is an almost circular route, returning to the bottom of Westlegate once the tour is over. The secrets of Weaver’s Lane, Boar’s Head Yard, the origin of the name of Winall’s Yard, Chapel Loke, Lady Julian’s cell, Old Barge yard, Stepping Lane and Grouts yard, will all be revealed.

Jonathan Hooton is a City of Norwich Tour Guide, a former Head of Geography at Notre Dame High School and a regular feature in the Society's event programme.

The tour will start by the tower at St Peter Mancroft and take about 1 ½ hours. It is on reasonable footways although there will be several slopes involved in the walk.

WALKING TOUR Alleyways East: Off the Beaten Track

  • Tue 25 Jun 2024
  • Open to all
  • St Peter Mancroft, NR2 1QQ
  • 10:30 am
  • £12.00 non-members / £10.00 members

As an important medieval City, Norwich still has many alleyways away from the major road network. Many of these alleyways have an interesting story to tell. Jonathan will introduce some of these stories in a guided walk from the Market place towards eastern Norwich. It is an almost circular route, returning to the bottom of Westlegate once the tour is over. The secrets of Weaver’s Lane, Boar’s Head Yard, the origin of the name of Winall’s Yard, Chapel Loke, Lady Julian’s cell, Old Barge yard, Stepping Lane and Grouts yard, will all be revealed.

Jonathan Hooton is a City of Norwich Tour Guide, a former Head of Geography at Notre Dame High School and a regular feature in the Society's event programme.

The tour will begin by the tower at St Peter Mancroft and take about 1 ½ hours. It is on reasonable footways although there will be several slopes involved in the walk.

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WALKING TOUR Timberhill and Kings Street

  • Sat 3 Aug 2024
  • Open to all
  • Orford Hill, NR1 3QB
  • 10:30 am
  • £12.00 non-members / £10.00 members

Take a tour of the area with tour guide Roger Smith and find out about the buildings, famous people and events.

Norwich Tour guide Roger Smith will take you on a walking tour along Timberhill, down to Kings Street ending at the Novi Sad bridge, covering notable buildings, famous people and other influential factors of the period.

The tour will begin on Orford Hill and take about 1 1/2 hours. It is on reasonable footways although there will be several slopes involved in the walk.

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WALKING TOUR Shopping for History

  • Thu 8 Aug 2024
  • Open to all
  • The Forum, Millennium Plain, NR2 1TF
  • 10:30 am
  • £12.00 non-members / £10.00 members

A walking tour looking at how Norwich developed as a shopping centre with tour guide Annie Ogden

Norwich has always been an important shopping centre, and many of the city centre’s shop buildings can reveal a good deal about the city’s social history and its historic trades and industries. Tour guide Annie Ogden will take you on a wlaking tour which explores, among other things, how the city developed as a shopping centre and how some shop buildings have had significant changes of use over the centuries. Perhaps they offer a glimpse of the future, when some of the stores hit by the pandemic and the rise of online shopping will reinvent themselves.

This 1 1/2 hour tour starts at The Forum and ends on Gentlemans Walk.

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WALKING TOUR of TOMBLAND followed by a Charcuterie Board at the Maids Head

  • Fri 26 Jul 2024
  • Open to all
  • The Maids Head Hotel, NR3 1LB
  • 6:00 pm
  • £38.00 non-members / £34.00 members

A walking tour of Tombland and the various buildings which make up the Maids Head Hotel.

Norwich tour guide, Paul Dickson will escort you on a circuit of Tombland and also discuss the various buildings that make up the Maids Head Hotel. Hear about the riot of 1272, the impact of the Strangers, Walter Eghe's great escape, Louis Marchesi and the Round Table, Sir Thomas Erpingham, Augustine Steward, Samson and Hercules and much more.

The tour ends at the Maids Head Hotel for a Charcuterie Board of cured meats, artisan cheeses, pickles, bread, dips, crackers, olives, roasted peppers, dressed leaves and more and a glass of wine or a soft drink.

Please email dietary requirements to admin@thenorwichsociety.org.uk

The tour starts and finishes at the Maids Head Hotel

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WALKING TOUR Medieval Norwich

  • Tue 8 Oct 2024
  • Open to all
  • Erpingham Gate, Tombland, NR3 1HF
  • 10:30 am
  • £12.00 non-members / £10.00 members

Jonathan Hooton will take you on a tour of Norwich celebrating Norwich Castle's Royal Palace Reborn project.

There is much medieval history to unearth in Norwich, apart from it’s wonderful set of churches. Norwich was the second most important City after London for much of the medieval period and has many fascinating stories and buildings to discover on this walk from Tombland to the market place, finishing with a view of the Royal Palace.

Jonathan Hooton is a City of Norwich Tour Guide, a former Head of Geography at Notre Dame High School and a regular feature in the Society's event programme.

The Tour will begin at the Erpingham Gate in Tombland and take about 1 1/2 hours.

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WALKING TOUR Medieval Norwich

  • Sat 12 Oct 2024
  • Open to all
  • Erpingham Gate, Tombland, NR3 1HF
  • 10:30 am
  • £12.00 non-members / £10.00 members

Jonathan Hooton will take you on a tour of Norwich celebrating Norwich Castle's Royal Palace Reborn project

There is much medieval history to unearth in Norwich, apart from it’s wonderful set of churches. Norwich was the second most important City after London for much of the medieval period and has many fascinating stories and buildings to discover on this walk from Tombland to the market place, finishing with a view of the Royal Palace.

Jonathan Hooton is an experienced Norwich Tour Guide and former teacher of Geography.

The tour will begin at the Erpingham Gate in Tombland and take about 1 1/2 hours.

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TOUR and TALK Waterloo Park and its Archives

  • Tue 4 Jun 2024
  • Open to all
  • Waterloo Park, Angel Road, Norwich, NR3 3HX
  • 2:00 pm
  • £18.00 non-members / £16.00 members

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A tour of waterloo Park followed by a talk centred around the history of Norwich's Waterloo Park, from it's inception in the 1890s to its restoration in the 21st century, using maps, original documents, newspaper articles, and photographs held by the Friends of Waterloo Park, the Norfolk Record office, and other organisations in the county.

Meet outside the café in the park. 

Talk and tea and cake in the café.

WALKING TOUR Exploring Beccles past and present

  • Sat 13 Jul 2024
  • Open to all
  • Starting from Blyburgate car park, Beccles, NR34 9TF
  • 2:00 pm
  • £18.00 non-members / £16.00 members

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A guided walk in the historic market town of Beccles with local historian and town councillor Dr Barry Darch.

Includes tea and cake.

Starting from Blyburgate car park, Beccles, NR34 9TF and finishing at St Michael’s Church for tea and cake