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Life in Norwich

Life in Norwich

View across the Norfolk Broads , looking across the water with old fashioned windmill and mill house on the waterfront
The Norfolk Broads

Welcome to Norwich: one of Great Britain’s hidden gems and treasured by those in the know. Based in historic Norfolk, which offers stunning coastline and scenic countryside, ancient Norwich offers up the very best of city-living. So much so that we’ve put together the top five reasons to live in this landmark city.  

1. Historical Roots 

Norwich provides a multitude of sites with historical interest. The Norwich Cathedral and Norwich Castle are just two examples of the city’s rich history, having been built in 1096 and 1087 respectively. These celebrated grounds offer a striking backdrop to the cityscape and its appeal.

View of the walls and corner of Norwich Castle atop a grassy hill
Norwich Castle

2. Keeping you Connected

A moored cruiser on a straight cannel of the Norfolk Broads during sunset with moody reflections in the calm water.
Moored Cruiser on the Norfolk Broads

One of Norfolk’s major draws is its peaceful and expansive countryside, which is best explored on foot. The Norfolk County Council website lists the majority of walking trails you can join in the county, from long-distance routes to shorter circular walks.

However, buses run throughout the major towns and villages of Norfolk, and Norwich also operates a Park and Ride system, so you can explore the town centre with ease. 

Norwich is super accessible, so neighbouring communities such as Great Yarmouth and Cromer can be reached by train with minimal effort. Or, if you’d rather venture further afield, a train to London is just over two hours. Not bad, eh? 

3. The Food and Drink Scene

With vast farmland and coastal villages, it’s no surprise that you can enjoy fresh and seasonal produce all year round. Unique regional dishes, like herrings served with mustard and hares cooked whole, make for a memorable culinary experience. Local specialities also include Cromer crab, samphire and juicy Brancaster mussels.

Rest assured, whatever you’re craving you’ll find it in one of the many national chains or incredible independent restaurants here. From romantic gourmet seafood at Brummells, to a quick bite at Brick Pizza or Mexican snacks at Nanna Mexico, there’s something to satisfy everyone’s tastes.

Need to quench your thirst? Look in the direction of local favourites – Woodforde’s Ales, Bullards Gin and multi-award-winning whisky maker The English Whisky Company. You can also enjoy a non-alcoholic tipple from the likes of Posh Pop. 

4. Where Enchanted Waterways Meet Endless Skies 

View of riverways and canals in Norfolk
Mid Yare Nature Reserve

Located just minutes away from Norwich is The Broads, Britain’s largest protected wetland. Woven together by nature, The Broads is a rich tapestry of ocean, landscape and wildlife. Whether you decide to go kayak paddling, sunset sailing, riverside cycling or wildlife watching, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this beautiful corner of England. 

Norwich is also under an hour away from some of the most unspoilt and beautiful beaches. From Holkham beach to Wells beach, Norwich boasts over 90 miles of breath taking coastline.

5. Affordable Homes
Whether you’re looking for a two bedroom house in a thriving market town or a three bedroom home in a coastal suburb, we have a range of Shared Ownership properties in Norfolk.

Find out more about our homes in Norfolk, here, including Watton Meadows: our latest collection of two bedroom houses available in Watton and The Ostlers, a charming collection of two and three bedroom homes in Rackheath, Norwich.

Start your search by viewing our current properties available. Or, head to our social media profiles on Instagram and Facebook to ask your property questions. #LandGAH