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“Take a guided tour to make the most of this” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tombland

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City Sightseeing Norwich Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #21 of 140 things to do in Norwich
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Take a guided tour to make the most of this”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

There are so many tales to tell about this area of Norwich: from the girl trapped in her home with her family because they had the plague, to marauding monks and the impressive Cathedral. There are a large number of medieval buildings which have been sensitively integrated into shops and restaurants - a delightful area to dine. The Adam and Eve pub close by marks the journey that condemned people would have to take as they headed for their fate at the castle. A guided tour, particularly the ghost walk, are recommended for a most memorable visit into the city's past.

Visited January 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“no tombs here !! evening destination”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

opposite the cathederal, some cracking old buidings. this was part of the old merchant area, and now houses some fine restaurants and watering holes. watch prices in some establishments, though ! adam budd

Visited February 2012
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Norfolk UK
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“Food in abundance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Beatiful setting, adjacent to Norwich's norman Cathedral, in the heart of the city, lots of restaurants, catering for every taste, close to the city nightlife, if you fancy partying into the small hours.

Visited September 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

This is a lovely part of Norwich,with it's cobble streets and pavement areas,with loads of restaurants and bars all close by,and with the cathedral in the same area it's a picture to see.

Visited November 2012
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Interesting for visitors”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Its easy for me to not appreciate something that is (almost literally) on my doorstep. I have never considered Tombland to be "an attraction", but after seeing that it was listed on here as such, I thought I would give it a review...

As other reviewers have said, it is an old part of the city, with wonky (in a good way) old buildings and is largely unspoiled, since the modern commerce that lies behind the preserved exteriors of the buildings has not spilled into the street! There are quite a few restaurants / cafes, the Maids Head Hotel, and a couple of pubs.

As its made up of largely pubs and eating establishments, the place certainly comes alive in the evenings, being at the "top end" of Prince of Wales Road (which has simply tons of night clubs on it). It looks pretty with the night lights on, and when you walk past, you can see people enjoying their evenings inside - whilst others who have had one over the eight tend to be staggering around outside!.

During the day, the same places are open, but of course the overall ambiance is different !

The area gives access not only to Prince of Wales road (not much happening there in the daytime), but also the cathedral (and the cathedral close - often forgotten about, but a lovely walkway, leading to the river, and of course back to the cathedral), and Magdalen Street (with various bric a brac shops as well as more restaurants)

Tombland is well served by buses and there is a taxi rank. There are a few parking spaces (metered), but not many, so don't plan on being able to park there, unless you have a motorbike or cycle (both of these are well catered for)

The area is paved and therefore suitable for wheelchairs, but some of the establishments are reached by leaving the paved areas and having to travel over cobbles, so if you are planning a visit to a restaurant, you might want to ask about access issues when booking.

Visited November 2012
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