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Points of Interest: Norwich
The foundations of modern Norwich on the banks of the River Wensum were first put in place by the Anglo-Saxons, somewhere between the fifth and seventh centuries. By the 11th century, Norwich had grown to become the largest city in England after London and was one of the most important places in the realm. The city was a major trade centre, with Quern stones and other artefacts dating back 900 years found from as far away as Scandinavia and the Rhineland.
Norwich castle was built following the Norman Conquest and a settlement sprung up around the castle. Construction of the cathedral followed suit in 1096 using materials imported from Caen, France. Both buildings still stand today and signify the wealth and significance that was once bestowed in the region.
The River Wensum remained the lifeblood of Norwich well into the industrial revolution. The city is home to more than 1,500 heritage buildings and is perfectly located in the centre of picturesque Norfolk.
The weekly markets which are still very much a tradition of the region bring a wide array of antiques, crafts and livestock into the area while Wymondham is home to a spectacular 12th century abbey where culture lovers can immerse themselves in the architecture.
Surrounding expanses of green space are filled with birds and wildlife and Norfolk has a reputation for being one of the best twitching locations in all of the UK.
Norwich is popular with university students too, with the University of East Anglia voted the best higher education experience in the 2013 Times survey. The University of the Arts meanwhile has a national reputation for excellence; the city may be small but its buzzing culture and social scene remain strong.
Its historical pedigree is virtually unsurpassed and the UNESCO City of Literature is home to a number of museums, theatres, festivals, galleries and music venues. The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is home to works by Picasso and Degas as yet another shining example of how young and old blend together perfectly in Norwich.