Recently we had a sunny day in Norwich (spring is nearly here to stay!) so I took myself off to capture some of my favourite places in the city. I hope you enjoy the photographs and find Norwich as pretty as I do.

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IMG_5624The river runs fairly close to my house and I think it’s one of the most beautiful spots in Norwich. The houses along the river at this point all have balconies and at night a lot of the balconies are lit up with fairy lights which just looks stunning.

 

IMG_5632Norwich market is always a popular spot because it sits right in the centre of the city and is full of colour and life. I love this spot overlooking the market because you can see Norwich castle perched on top of the hill. This spot gives the best view of the firework display on November 5th, just FYI.

 

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IMG_5637I love the Norwich arcade so so much. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but it’s home to some really cool independent shops. My favourite shop in the arcade is definitely Berrys & Grey which sells some amazing home decor pieces and furniture. Check out their website if you can’t get to Norwich. The arcade is also home to the famous Colman’s mustard shop and museum because Colman’s is local to Norfolk and has been made here for over 200 years!

 

IMG_5641I couldn’t resist including another shot of Norwich Castle because it’s just so unusual and pretty. I love sitting and eating my lunch overlooking the castle, especially on a gorgeous sunny day. The castle itself is open to visitors and has museum exhibits inside which are pretty interesting. There’s a whole taxidermy section of wild animals that makes me feel a bit uneasy, but other people seem to love taking pictures with the polar bears.

 

IMG_5650My favourite thing about Norwich is that it’s a city of literature. There are so many independent and second-hand bookshops in Norwich that any bibliophiles will be absolutely spoiled for choice. This one in particular is called The Book Hive and stocks some pretty amazing, hard to find books. It’s three storeys of utter bliss for me; I could spend hours lost amongst the shelves in here.

 

IMG_5656The Halls, is a whole friary complex that I think is originally medieval. It’s now a pretty fantastic venue for things like vintage fairs, concerts and festivals. (The 2017 gin festival is being held here in July which I’m very excited about!) This building is surrounded by some great pubs with outdoor seating so one of my favourite things to do is come and drink overlooking The Halls when it’s lit up at night. It’s honestly stunning to see.

That concludes our mini exploration of Norwich. I definitely have more to show you so keep an eye out for future posts. I might do a tour of my favourite places to eat or something like that. I absolutely adore living in this beautiful little city and would highly recommend it as a destination.

 

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Posted by:MJ

20, studying at UEA in Norwich

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