A delightful walking tour of Norwich
Norwich is the most complete medieval city in Britain. It has, for much of its 1500 years been almost a separate kingdom – you don’t go through Norwich to get to another important city or area – and this relative isolation has resulted in a mixture of architecture, character and customs that is unique. Almost every street has beautiful buildings wherever you look – up, down or straight ahead. The beauty is in the details too – an `odd’ balcony here, a beautiful gable there, and somewhere else an intricate footscraper or lovely doorway.
While the author encourages the reader to get out and discover all this for themselves, this is not a conventional walking guide. The many photographs, lavishly produced, would be sufficient for many simply to sit at home and enjoy their tour of the city, and such `armchair walkers’ would be equally entertained. The eleven walks included have been chosen to give a wide variety of scenery whilst taking in most of the city’s important locations. Famous people, city enterprises, local customs, historical facts and interesting stories are woven into the walks. Each is highly illustrated.