VisitNorwich is the official destination management organisation for the area of Norwich, South Norfolk and Broadlands. We market the area locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. We are a private/public sector partnership whose aim is to encourage visitors and residents to discover Norwich and the surrounding area.
VisitNorwich also operates a free conference venue finding service - the Norwich and Norfolk Conference Bureau for attracting conferences, exhibitions, meetings and events in Norfolk.
We have a mission to make Norwich one of the UK's leading city area destinations with a thriving visitor economy that brings great benefits to all who visit, live, work or invest in Norwich.
Norwich is one of Britain's top 5 places to shop and new figures show that it is also the 21st most popular place to visit in the United Kingdom rated higher than Cambridge and Oxford. The continued growth of Norwich International Airport and good rail links with one railways has boosted visitors even further both home and abroad.
Norwich has always been a popular visitor destination because of its heritage, surrounding countryside with the Norfolk Broads and 2 cathedrals and castle. Norwich is the largest walled city in England with the most intact mediaeval street pattern in the country. Norwich Cathedral is one of Europe's greatest Romanesque cathedrals and it has the largest cathedral precinct in the UK. Set in beautiful grounds it is an awe-inspiring and welcoming building with spectacular architecture, magnificent art and a fascinating history. Norwich Castle was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago. Today it houses collections of art, archaeology and natural history of national importance.
The Norfolk Broads is Britain's largest protected wetland with status equivalent to a National Park with 200km of lock-free navigable rivers, shallow lakes, woodland, fens and grazing marshes, home to some of the rarest plants and wildlife in the UK. You can explore this area on land or on the water; sailing, boating, cruising, walking, canoeing, fishing, birdwatching, cycling, day trips, short breaks and longer stays
The Norwich area has a strong arts and entertainment offering. The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts displays the vast fine and modern art collections of Sir Robert Sainsbury in regular exhibitions within the grounds of the University of East Anglia. Norwich also hosts annually the Norfolk and Norwich Festival; Royal Norfolk Show; Norwich Fringe Festival; Norwich and Norfolk Food Festival; the Norwich Beer Festival; and The Forum Ice Skating.
2 Millennium Plain