As one of the most populous cities in the UK, with over 200’000 residents recorded in the 2011, Norwich represents one of Britain’s hidden gems, and is one of the top destinations for city breaks, weekend trips and short stays by guests throughout the UK and abroad. Today, the city has successfully gotten past its image as one of the backwaters of England, and is a dynamic and vibrant place to be, with all manner of activities to keep tourists busy both day and night.

Many visitors are genuinely surprised by the astonishing architectural heritage of the city, which displays all of Norwich’s remarkably history and is best represented by Norwich Cathedral, one of the few fine examples of Romanesque architecture left in the UK. The Cathedral has served Norfolk for over 900 years, and together with Norwich Castle makes the city the most complete medieval city still existing in the UK.

Not all of Norwich lies in the past however – far from it. One of the top destinations in the UK for shopping, the city boasts Norwich Market, among largest outdoor market complexes in the country. Added to this is the £275 million Chapelfield shopping development and the 42 acre Riverside leisure, retail and residential complex, both of which are must visit attractions. Along with its historical roots and retail establishments, Norwich is a hive of cultural and artistic activity, and has long been associated nationally with art, literature and publishing.

Visitors can enjoy the Waterfront and the Norwich Arts Centre and theatres like the Norwich Playhouse, as well as unique attractions such as the Norwich Puppet Theatre. In addition, there are three cinema complexes as well as all manner of music, pubs, bars and nightclubs to choose from, showcasing a complete spectrum of interests and activities.

Whether its alternative comedy, classical music, the latest West End musicals or independently produced films and music, there is literally no end to the entertainment that tourists can enjoy. Finally, there are the outstanding escorts from Southern Belles, who can show you around town and help you make the most of all that Norwich has to offer, with attractive and engaging company to share your experience.