About Norwich

Once one of the largest cities in England, Norwich is the county town of Norfolk, sitting on the River Wensum. Home to both historic and 21st century architecture, Norwich is a place of great character and charm. Norwich has two universities, University of East Anglia and Norwich University of the Arts.

Key top facts about Norwich:

  • Norwich Cathedral has the second-tallest spire in England, exceeded only by Salisbury Cathedral.
  • During the Middle Ages there were 57 churches within the city wall.
  • In the 19th century, Norwich boasted one pub for every day of the year. This rose to a high of 670 licensed premises in 1870.
  • Norwich was once the second biggest city in England, just after London, for over 700 years.
  • In May 2012 Norwich was designated as England's first UNESCO City of Literature.

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