East Anglia Travel Guide

East Anglia Sights

Norwich Castle

  • Castle Meadow Map It
  • Norwich
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 08/20/2030

Fodor's Review

The decorated stone facade of this castle, now a museum on the hill in the center of the city, makes it look like a children's-book illustration. Dating from 1130, the castle is Norman, but a stone keep replaced the original wooden bailey (wall). The thick walls and other defenses attest to its military function. Galleries contain a somewhat eclectic mix of artifacts and interactive displays, covering everything from ancient Egypt to Norman Norfolk and even the history of teapots. One gallery is devoted to the Norwich School of painters who, like John Constable, focused on the everyday landscape and seascape. Admission is £2 the last hour before closing and between noon and 1 on weekdays during school terms.

Sight Information

Address:

Castle Meadow, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, England

Map It

Phone:

01603-493625

Sight Details:

  • £9; special exhibitions £6

Published 08/20/2030

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