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“ok” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Elm Hill

Elm Hill
Waggon and Horses Lane, Norwich NR3 1HG, England
44 1603 666071
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Ranked #6 of 76 Attractions in Norwich
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

rather disappointed. some good shops but was expecting more. interesting buildings. thouht it would be more after reading adverts

Visited March 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Lots to see but parking a pain”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

A very quaint and quiet corner of he city which from Bank Plain is on a natural circuit to the Cathedral. There is a very good but very bijou restaurant on the top corner but not easy access for wheelchairs. It is a pity that Elm Hill is not better signposted and it is quite normal to see an artist at work by the tree painting the view, and do not miss the Teddy bear shop which is perfect foyle for the setting. Some of the shops are small on account of the buildings in use 'so duck or grouse' but do not forget your camera. The nearest multi storey is St Andrews but from there you will need a map but head for St Andrews Hall and then go up the hill a bit and then left onto a cobbled street. There is a very samll car park at the bottom by the river but it is almost always full and turning is a problem but if you are naff at Hill starts , go for St Andrews it is much easier.

Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

This part of Norwich has a real medieval feel with its cobbled streets and small shops. It has a wonderful atmosphere, gives you the impression that you travelled back in time to an era with a gentler pace and when small independent shops rather than chains were the norm. The teddy bear shop, simply called the Bear Shop, in particular is really worth a visit as they have an incredible choice of artists teddy bears as well as the usual big brands.

Visited February 2013
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Chennai
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“A lovely English walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This gentle walk on Elm Hill takes you past numerous medieval churches. I walked into one and was given a tour by the priest and shared a cup of tea with him. The Elm Hill walk leads you to the Norwich Cathedral. Elm Hill is also dotted with small speciality shops- I saw one dedicated to teddy bears!

Visited June 2012
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“The hidden delights of Norwich”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Norwich may have two large shopping malls and numberous brands in the city but it is these small back streets near the catherdral that are far more interesting. Arts and Crafts shops, galleries, a teddy bear shop, a board games shop, small pubs and cafes and lanes of cobbled paths are all part of the sights to see down these paths and are easily reachable being right in the city centre. There is something for each member of the family here and a pleasurable afternoon can be spent looking at the tiny old houses with their well preserved nature and the shops that now call them home. One of the best places to go to get a feel for what Norwich of the past would have been like.

Visited June 2012
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