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Norwich Castle

Castle Meadow, Norwich NR1 3JU, England
01603 493625
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Ranked #9 of 95 Attractions in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Museums
Description: This Norman Royal Palace served as a prison from the 14th century until it became a museum in 1894.
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Yorkshire
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267 reviews 267 reviews
31 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

An impressive building and the interior of the main hall is spectacular. Battlements and dungeon tour are interesting. Is a cafe and shop. Well worth a visit, and very centrally located so shops, restaurants and parking all very close to hand.

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Cheltenham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Castle combined with museum works pretty well on a rainy Bank Holiday Monday. The modern displays are very well done, if a little cramped, and a good mix of painting, artefacts and stuffed animals! The modern cafe also well used, even if service slow when busy. Then suddenly, go through a door and you're into a proper castle environment with... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Took our grandchildren today. We were disappointed that not a lot had changed since we took our children thirty years go. needs updating and where was all the armour we remembered? Grandson was underwhelmed, and the stuffed animals are looking v tired and take a lot of explaining to children of the modern age as to 'why Grandma?' - good... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited on a rainy day during a trip on the broads. Plenty to do with interactive displays for children to get involved with. Our son particularly liked the underground prison.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We went expecting to learn loads about the castle. Did enjoy the castle exhibition but it lacks many of the original features. The museum was okay but was very general stuff - would have been more interesting if it was about Norwich and it's history.

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was okay but lacked lots of original castle features. The inside had been modernised which perfectly catered for the childrens activities which were plenty. Me I wanted more history related to the castle and more access to the original building & stories

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Wymondham
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Our children love going to Norwich Castle. The Keep itself holds them occupied for ages & there always seems to be a new display there. The museum part is an eclectic and bizarre collection of miscellanea - I like the natural history section myself. If you buy a Norfolk Museums pass, you can visit over and over again. Certainly helps... More

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

excellent for smaller kids. plenty to see. lots of exhibits that older kids and adults may appreciate more but also "the keep" is good for small kids

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for somewhere to go on a rainy day in Norwich, England, give the Castle a try. Whilst it helps to have an interest in history, there is usually something to hold the attention of everyone in the family. This medieval building, built on a hill that overlooks the city is a thing of beauty both inside... More

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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

excellent day spent in Norwich Castle , very interesting.Fantastic views over the old city, many interactive features.

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