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Norwich Castle

Castle Meadow, Norwich NR1 3JU, England
01603 493625
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Ranked #10 of 96 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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Banbury
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Plenty to look at and well presented and reasonable entry price. It would have been nice to get on to the roof for views across the city but I pressume there is no access. The Museum has an eccectic mix of items. The Egyption exhibition looked decidedly out of place although it was interesting. The art galleries and the Tetley... More

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The castle is ok. The dungeon makes it a bit more exciting. However, Norwich shopping is much better ;)

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Decided to go here and see this castle Basically it is a Keep which is a big square room with a very high ceiling and that is it There are lots of exhibitions around the outside, galleries etc all included in the price but they aren't the castle. Coffee shop was nice but don't think I would have missed much... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The castle is rather like an Aladdin's Cave as the ancient castle is now connected to various other displays via modern walkways. We did the battlement tour at the top of the castle and the dungeon tour, the views from the top are great and the dungeons rather creepy! Well worth a visit

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

it sat there, on the hill, illuminated by sodium lighting. It looked great. The moon, waxing gibbous, added to the spectacle.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Spent much longer in this museum than expected. Interesting and brilliantly designed and presented. Learned a lot about the history of Norwich and surrounding area

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Ok I lived in norwich all my life but pop into the castle at least once a year , one of the oldest in England , the keep is norman and worth the admission price alone . If you have the nerve the trip up to the roof is brill , u can see for miles . Come visit

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NorwichMuseums, Manager at Norwich Castle, responded to this review

Great to hear from local people who visit regularly. Remember our Museums Pass is a great value way to visit all our museums as often as you like for a year. More

Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I often pop into the castle. I have visited it twice in the last month. I really enjoy the exhibitions. The open Birds exhibition was very interesting. There was a great deal of variety. Paintings . sculpture, photography and I was particularly pleaded to see some textile works as this is what I am most interested in.

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NorwichMuseums, Manager at Norwich Castle, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the Wonder of Birds exhibition - it closes Sunday 14 September so anyone who wants to see it needs to be quick! More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Four of visited the castle during school holidays and at first everything seemed to be geared towards children, which is great if you have children, we didn't! It got better the further we went and really enjoyed it. A good variety of things to see.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

history in the making ...went there one day on the off chance to see what was around and found so much history and lots of things to do and information is great

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