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There are many useful sources of information about Norwich depending on your own particular interests.

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Norwich is a wonderful fusion of the modern and historic, one complementing the other. As well as being the most complete medieval city in the UK, it has a flourishing arts, music and cultural scene, superb independent as well as High Street shopping, lively restaurants, bars and nightlife and a heritage that is a delight to explore.

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A brief history of Norwich from pre-history to modern times​​

This website offers a unique opportunity to access an abridged version of the Norfolk Historic Environment Record database online.

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Norwich's Hidden History - Little Known Historic Attractions in Norwich

Places to visit which may not make it into every mainstream guide to Norwich.

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The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

From Medieval to modern day, the Museum of Norwich tells the story of the city’s industries and people.

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Norwich’s medieval churches

The Medieval Parish Churches of Norwich – city, community and architecture - is a three-year project undertaken by researchers from the University of East Anglia.

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History of Norwich Castle

One of the city's most famous landmarks, Norwich Castle was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago. Now a museum and art gallery, it is home to some of the most outstanding collections of fine art, archaeology and natural history and is packed with treasures to inspire and intrigue visitors of all ages. In the magnificent Norman keep, models, computers, sound and video bring history to life.

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Norwich pubs and breweries

Norwich famously had a church for every week of the year and a pub for every day.

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Parks, gardens and open spaces in Norwich

The City of Norwich, England, as of 2011, had 23 parks, 95 open spaces and 59 natural areas in the care of the local authority.

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Public sculpture trail

Norwich Sculpture Trails prepared by the Recording Archive for Public Sculture in Norfolk and Suffolk.

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History of the shoe industry

Norwich developed a shoe making industry after the weaving industry lost out to the more efficient loom factories of the north of England.

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Courts and Yards of Norwic

They are a characteristic of Norwich city life. A typical old yard or court (the terms are interchangeable) was located behind an ancient building which fronted the street. It was entered through a narrow opening, often tunnel-like which led to a cul-de-sac. Around its perimeter were shoddy dwellings, often formed out of larger houses, which shared inadequate water supplies and toilets, and were dark and airless. Most have now been demolished or gentrified.

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