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Urban Design Study Visit - Norwich

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The Refectory at Norwich Cathedral

The Close

Norwich

NR1 4DH

United Kingdom

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Join friends and colleagues on the shortest day of the year, to view Norwich, in its finest winter splendour.

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This is a loose fit visit to Norwich with the freedom for you to dip in and out as you wish.

Morning

10:00 Cathedral Refectory for coffee.

10:30 adjoining Cathedral Library for a short introduction by Michael Innes

10:40 Norwich over the water - Guided walk - looking at a wide range of housing and regeneration schemes.

13:30 Castle Mall / Castle Quarter – a short talk about the development of the Mall, and the challenges it faces in the 21st century as retail patterns change.

Early afternoon – explore individually or in groups

  • Central Norwich – view the medieval streets, lights, go shopping etc
  • Norwich Tunnel of Light
  • Cathedral (closes at 16:00)
  • Goldsmith Street - 25 minute walk each way
  • Look at the Catholic Cathedral (also Garden café open until 16:00)
  • View fragments of the city walls

Sunset is at 15:41 – the winter solstice, “‘tis the year’s midnight”

Late afternoon gathering point for tea, or light meal

There is a candlelit performance of Messiah in the cathedral in the evening – if you want to make a weekend of the trip.

Advance train tickets currently cost £10 each way.

Trains from London to Norwich

Dep Arr

7:30 9:27

8:00 9:50 - Target train

8:30 10:27

9:00 10:50

Trains from Norwich to London

Dep Arr

17:30 19:19

18:00 19:55

18:30 20:19

19:00 20:55

20:00 21:55

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The Close

Norwich

NR1 4DH

United Kingdom

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