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This town is located near London. Norwich began to develop yet in the Middle Ages. Here are opened several of largest and important industrial plants and factories dedicated to producing shoes. Norwich is also not deprived by cultural places of interest, and so the local residents take care of the memory of past centuries, which is embodied in numerous architectural buildings and monuments. Here you will find medieval temples, ancient streets, as well as pubs and taverns, many of which work for more than a hundred of years.
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Besides this, Norwich is a famous educational center as here are opened such famous educational facilities as the University of East Anglia that teaches students from different countries. The rest in this town will be loved by tourists who enjoy peace and quiet as there are no noisy discos and nightclubs here. Instead of them Norwich is full of beautiful parks in which you will see absolutely tamed squirrels.
Among the ancient architectural places of interest we should definitely mention the Castle, which is located in the downtown area. Its building took place in the beginning of the 12th century. The main religious attraction of Norwich is Holy Trinity Cathedral built in the 11th century. This beautiful building is a true masterpiece and a wonderful example of the Romanesque architecture. In the 15th century one more vault was added to the complex, but it was already built in the Gothic style. You can also attend the remains of the fortification wall, which surrounded the town in the 14th century. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
One of the most interesting gastronomy destinations in Norwich is The Tea House Café. Every day the cafe is visited by hundreds of guests desiring to try hot pastry and aroma tea. The café … Open
Besides the building of the University we should mention other modern the library that was opened in 1963. The building resembles a magnificent palace, the chief architect and planner of the library was D. Percival. Move to one of the pubs to have some rest after walking and sightseeing. Many of them are wonderfully decorated in the antique style, while others are really ancient facilities that accept visitors for over than a hundred of years.
In 2000, the Forum opened in Norwich - a beautiful modern building with a glass front facade. It has many interesting exhibition galleries that are used for holding various events, as well as a large library and even a BBC office within its walls. The Forum regularly holds excursions, during which tourists can visit offices of famous companies, as well as hidden corners of the large-scale center, which are inaccessible to ordinary visitors.
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The Royal Gallery is extremely popular among fans of shopping. In this shopping center, you can find a locally known Colman's Mustard Shop operating a museum of the same name. The shopping mall itself is an important historical monument occupying a luxurious Victorian-style building. The opening of the mustard shop took place in Norwich back in 1814. Visitors to the museum have a chance to see a lot of interesting exhibits dedicated to the development of the Colman's brand.
Another "trade attraction" of the city is the Dragon Hall on Royal Street. This unique shopping pavilion was built in 1427. More than 500 years ago, merchants from all over the world presented their best goods here. The trading pavilion owes its unusual name to a dragon-shaped ornament adorning one of its walls.
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There are many interesting religious monuments in Norwich, although some of them cannot be found in popular tourist guidebooks. An excellent example is the stone church of St. Peter Hungate. It was built in the 15th century and has not changed much over the centuries. Like many years ago, today the main distinctive features of the church are its massive square tower and windows adorned with skillful stone carvings.
Norwich January 2010 While walking along the historic Elm Hill Street passing near the church you can also admire the ancient buildings. At the end of this street is a small triangular square, in the center of which you can see a big plane tree. The age of this tree is several hundred years.
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A striking Gothic-style monument is the Church of St. John Maddermarket, its construction was completed in the 16th century. This religious structure features a luxurious facade decoration, while its interior is quite modest. The church has preserved an old baldachin and original woodwork elements.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Norwich
♥   Castle 'Norwich Castle Norwich' , 0.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bungay Castle' , 21.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Mettingham Castle' , 23.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgh Castle' , 24.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Caister Castle' , 27.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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From the series “Famous Abandoned Military Bases and Forts”
In the 1950s, the Lotus Cars company was interested in the military constructions. In only a few years, the former military base was converted into a car factory, and the runways became an ideal place for testing high-speed cars. Today the military base is not as big as the original object used to be. A part of the starting field was returned to the local inhabitants and is now used as a farmland. … Read further
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