Fly To Norwich, UK
Norwich, capital city of the English county of Norfolk, is located on the River Wensum in England. The medieval city of Norwich was the second largest, most densely populated and prosperous city of England until the Industrial Revolution. Nowadays Norwich offers a balanced blend of culture, 100 year old royal architecture and a modern lifestyle.
The city is a colourful spectacle of fabulous architecture evident in the many museums and cathedrals, mouth-watering food at the local eateries and luring shopping stalls. You can easily flit across the city’s lanes and find yourself being taken back to feudal times by the stunning buildings. The city is vibrant during the day and has a thriving nightlife too.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders travelling to Norwich do require a UK Visa to enter the United Kingdom. Before applying for the Visa, ensure your South African passport has at least 6 months remaining on it from your return date and that you have at least 2 blank pages available for stamps.
- The nearest South African Consulate to Norwich is the SA Consulate in London. Address: South Africa House, 9 Duncannon Street, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DP, London, United Kingdom Phone: +44-207-451-7299.
See and do
Norwich Cathedral made from Normandy stone is one of the best examples of Norman architecture. Other than the beauty of the cathedral’s façade and the history it represents, the Cathedral’s recent additions of a restaurant and an exhibition area are equally exciting. The Bridewell Museum in Norwich offers entertainment for the entire family. The recently redecorated museum is packed with interactive exhibits which tell the story of Norwich’s history.
East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden is a large well maintained garden showcasing an abundance of plant life. A worthwhile visit in every season, the foliage in the garden takes on a unique look and colour in all types of weather conditions. Other must visit parks round Norwich are the Plantation Garden, Eaton Park and Earlham Park. For tourists who want to enjoy performing arts in Norwich, Norwich Theatre Royal is the best place to go to. The theatre hosts music events, ballets and has an extremely hospitable staff. Another lovely little theatre in the heart of the city is The Maddermarket Theatre. It showcases talents in various genres like music, dance and acting.
Norwich is also home to the Norwich City Football club playing in the English Premier League. Their football ground is just few minutes’ walk from the centre of the city.
In terms of shopping, Elm street is known for its little tea shops and shops selling rare keepsakes. The main city street market is a chaos of colourful stalls selling fresh produce and various cuisine foods stalls. Art collectors should visit Norwich Gallery at Norwich Castle.
If you are looking to venture outside of the city, the leisurely pace and idyllic countryside of the surrounding Norfolk Broads is perfect for families, couples, and friends. Also Royal Sandringham and the Norfolk Coast are a must if you fancy going a bit further afield.
Norwich International Airport – NWI
Norwich International Airport is located about 5km from the centre of Norwich. It caters to passengers from in and around Europe. Along with the commercial airlines, the airport also serves some chartered planes.
Norwich Airport offers wireless Internet access throughout the terminal. There are also Internet desks in the departure lounge.
Food and beverage: Café Oasis, Costa Coffee, The Yard of Ale.
Currency Exchange: ICE Norwich caters for all travellers, from holidaymakers needing currency to international business travellers. For more info call + 44 (0) 1603 413 082.
Lost Luggage: Lost luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to Norwich Airport Lost Property on + 44 (0) 1603 420 635. For missing baggage contact: + 44 (0) 1603 428 717.
Airport Hotels: Holiday Inn Norwich-North is a 4-Star hotel near Norwich Airport (2 minutes’ walk).
Car Hire: Avis, Europcar, Hertz.
Airport Hub: Norwich International Airport (code NWI) is a hub for Flybe.