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“Lovely little stroll”
Review of Elm Hill

Elm Hill
Ranked #10 of 149 things to do in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 10, 2013

This street was very short, but picturesque. The little square by the bear shop was absolutely wonderful, with an old tree and nice little bench. I was there on a Sunday afternoon, so I was unable to go into any of the shops, but the street itself was the attraction to me.

Thank Kathryn L
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

First - do not wear heels! The cobblestones and steepness of the hill would be risky! The houses and the walk to the river are gentle and you seep back away from modernity to the gables and overhangs of pitched roof and huge chumney stacks. There are several galleries - The Jade Tree offers handmade pieces from local artists and the Hungate Church often has art exhibitions on - a pretty oasis garden also from the hustle and bustle of busy Norwich. There are fine art galleries and antique shops also with a few cafes interspersed along the way to Magdalen Road. Do go into the Britton Arms - the food is delicious and there is a secret garden that abuts the Hungate Church - and it's so quiet! The cakes are as good as the salads and in the winter there is a roaring fire and substantial fare. This area is hard for wheelchair users or less able bodies but if you can make it, it may be easier to access it from the Magdalen road end rather than St.Andrews/Blackfriars. Also, there are boat cruises on the Wensum from along this little street and if you have kids - be aware- there is a lovely teddy bear shop...!

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

This street is a little marvel tucked away in the old part of Norwich. It has a cobbled road and has really old houses and shops . It is a must to walk down it to enjoy the antiquities that the shops sell and the Britons Arms is at the top of the road where you can enjoy a welcome cup of tea and cake or a meal of home cooked food.take in the walk to the Cathedral and it is a really lovely area to explore.

1  Thank canaryfan0150
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

It's a pretty little cobbled street that is a must if you come to Norwich. I was lucky enough to work at an Accountants on Elm Hill many years ago. The buildings are so interesting.

Thank Trish706
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

The street could not be more photogenic, curving uphill with old houses and shops in different colors. The shops are quirky with windows which tempt a look. And the streets around are also delightful. Indeed, what surprised us about Norwich was how many of these lanes - not all as pretty as Elm Street - there are and how different they are to the typical city centre streets of chain shops. Norwich definitely has a quirky and alternative side to it which we loved.

Thank BarrieLV
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