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Norwich Castle

Address: Castle Meadow, Norwich NR1 3JU, England
Phone Number: +44 1603 493625
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Ranked #11 of 76 Attractions in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Built as a Norman Royal Palace and once a prison, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery is packed...
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: Built as a Norman Royal Palace and once a prison, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery is packed with treasures, including fabulous fine art, archaeology, an Ancient Egypt gallery, and natural history. Find out about the Castle's own history in our awe-inspiring Castle Keep.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Had a lovely time looking at all the exhibits, met some friends with our 6month old babies. Had lunch in the cafe which was very reasonable and everyone was so friendly. Had a relaxing mooch around discovering all the castle has to offer while being able to pop back to the central seating area to rest as and when we... More 

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Norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Love Norwich Castle! Always go with the kids. Lots to do. We love the boudica display and particularly love the special exhibits. Fantastic coffee shop. Fab :)

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

We visited the castle for the first time this week, while staying near Norwich for a couple of days, and loved it. It doesn't look very special from the outside, but is completely different inside. We took advantage of the 'pop in' for £2 offer, but could easily have spent more time there. I found the Anglo Saxon and Viking,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We were very lucky to arrive just as a tour of the keep was beginning, led by a very jolly, very informative guide. It was a great way to get to know this fascinating building. Afterwards we looked round the other galleries and enjoyed the Cotman watercolours immensely, though I think the extensive taxidermy display may haunt my dreams!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The castle holds a varying degree of objects, animals & art. There is so much to see. Ideal day out for anyone of any age or cultural background. It's priced online with other museums & it's most definitely a place to visit one re than one occasion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

You could spend a whole day here if you wish as there is so much to see and do. I loved the displays which covered such a wide range of items and interests for everyone. Wear comfortable shoes as there is plenty of ground to cover. Beautifully maintained and cared for and right in the middle of a huge variety... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We took our 17 year old son and our 7 year old grandson last Sunday..they loved it, so much to see, the dungeons are a must!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

This castle was very nice to visit and had activities for my children therefore preventing them getting bored. There is a bargain lunch hour where u can visit for a pound which I would recommend also as is a nice alternative to the shops

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Although the place was overrun by excited children, it's big enough that adults visiting on their own don't feel crowded out. If you are in the shopping streets, it is a few minutes walk up a small hill and well worth visiting when you are in Norwich. Gives you an insight into the history of the castle and great views... More 

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Norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Have visited the castle many times and each time I take someone new it still continues to amaze me. Recently took family and they loved it and it continues to change and you see it through different eyes each time. A great asset to Norwich and the history of the area.

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