A vibrant city offering an exciting blend of culture, history and industry, Norwich is East Anglia’s capital city. Its rich cultural, social and educational resources make it a fascinating place to explore and a stimulating environment in which to study.

The city blends old and new to great effect, with its magnificent Norman Cathedral and Castle complemented by the new Chapelfield shopping complex and the thoroughly modern Forum, housing Britain’s busiest library. Norwich is large enough to support a lively arts and music scene, but its parks, river walks and mediaeval lanes can also easily be explored by bicycle or on foot.

The city centre has a rich variety of galleries, museums, theatres, pubs and restaurants, and the large open air market and combination of department stores, famous brands and independent speciality shops make Norwich one of the most popular places for shopping in the country.

The University of East Anglia (UEA) and its greenfield campus offers further excellent amenities in the form of the Sportspark and the world-famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

With Norwich being named 'City of Literature' by UNESCO in 2013, Norwich City Football Club promoted to the Premier League in 2015, and festivals covering everything from contemporary music to gorilla art trails, you are almost certain to find something of interest within or outside the city walls.

For those who want to explore a little further afield, Norwich is set in distinct countryside, perfect for cycling, enjoying the Norfolk Broads waterways or exploring some of the UK’s most breath-taking coastline, watching seals and eating Cromer crabs.

For more ideas about enjoying Norfolk, see this 8 point list of “Why Norfolk is cool”, published by broadsheet newspaper The Guardian in April 2013, or hear from locals and fans at #norfolkis and #coolnorfolk on Twitter. To make the most of your visit and for itinerary ideas, visit the official Norwich Tourist Information website Visit Norwich and find the latest listings and information for the city and the surrounding area.