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15 Places In Norwich To Take Your Parents When They Visit

Whenever your parents announce that they are coming to visit you in this fine city there is an instant panic – what do you do with them? You can’t really sit around watching ‘That 70s Show’ on Netflix or hang out in the red bar all weekend. So now you really have to wonder what this city has to impress those important people who raised you. It’s a tricky one when all you can think of is your favourite pubs or clubs down Prince of Wales Street. Fear no more, for here is a comprehensive list of things you can do to prove to your parents that you’re cultured, intelligent and know a lot about the fine city that is Norwich.

1. Stroll down to the Sainsbury’s Centre.

This one is pretty easy, especially if you’re a first year as it’s probably right outside your front door.

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via L. Brannen

2. Have a look around the Castle, or just the café ’cause it’s free.

Fun fact – It’s not actually a castle, it’s just the keep.

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via planetware.com

3. Show them the lesser known St. John the Baptist Cathedral.

Yes, Norwich has two Cathedrals!

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via eveningnews24.com

4. Then take them to Norwich Cathedral, the one they wanted to see in the first place.

If you’ve never been, it’s pretty impressive.

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via harsnettchoir.org

5. Walk down the river Wensum to the Cow Tower.

It’s a really nice walk through Norwich and you can show off your historical knowledge by googling Cow Tower before you go.

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via heritage.norfolk.gov.uk

6. See the Old Ice Rink with its Asian exhibitions.

Do you like shopping? Art? Asian culture? Even if you don’t this place is pretty cool.

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via vitisnorwich.co.uk

7. If there’s something good on, parents love Norwich Arts Centre.

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via coolplaces.co.uk

8. The Playhouse is great for a show or just a drink in the bar.

The bar has a whole city on the ceiling.

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via norwichtheatreroyal.co.uk

9. Norwich Theatre Royal always has something on.

Mostly musicals, if you like musicals – or your parents do – then the Theatre Royal is another thing on the checklist.

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via visitnorfolk.co.uk

10. You even have Norwich Puppet Theatre if they’re still hungry for more culture.

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via norfolkbroads.com

11. Let them loose in St. Gregory’s Antiques.

Endless hours of antique shopping fun.

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via edp24.com

12. If the weather is nice Whitlingham Country Park is a short drive away.

It’s pretty and there are boats. There’s also a café if you need a cuppa or it starts pouring down.

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via tournorfolk.com

13. Take them to Grosvenor Fish Bar for a chippy experience they’ll never forget.

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via enjoynorwich.com

14. Or if they don’t fancy that Bar Tapas will be sure to impress.

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via enjoynorwich.com

15. And if all of this fails to impress ‘accidentally’ lose them in the market.

‘Cause Norwich is great and if they can’t see that then why did they bother visiting?

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via visitnorwich.co.uk