Destination guide

From old to new in Norwich

Sometimes it's hard to believe that Norwich is a city at all. Its medieval centre is a warren of little alleys and offshoots. Hemmed in by handsome Tudor-style homes and pubs, they look the picture of rural England. But go beyond that historic heart and you come to a place that pulses with life and energy. Students bolster the bars and all sorts of walkers and outdoorsy types pass through, eyes set on sandy coastlines and Norfolk's wild wetlands. Norwich holiday rentals can be found in the old city or out in the quieter suburbs.


Shops and stony streets in Norwich

Norwich holiday rentals in the old heart of the city are a great place to base yourself if you're looking to be immersed in this Norfolk hub. You'll sleep with towering cathedral spires overhead and walk out onto lanes of cobbles, where tearooms and live-music pubs spill onto the slabs. The shopping is excellent. Countless boutiques selling independent clothing and handcrafted jewellery punctuate the whole area, while Norwich Market – said to be the largest uncovered market in the UK – is a colourful mishmash of trinkets and antiques and cheeses.


UK seasons, Norwich style

Norwich follows precisely the same weather pattern as the rest of the UK, only it might enjoy slightly higher temperatures on account of its southerly location. The spring hits in April and May, bringing plenty of people eager to see the Norfolk Broads coming to life. The summer is the most popular time for travellers. Norwich holiday rentals between June and August are great bases for wandering the streets and sightseeing in the castles, thanks largely to the drier days and mercury levels hitting around 20 degrees.

Natural features

Norwich – a ticket to The Broads

Norwich sits in the eastern half of Norfolk County. The Norfolk Broads technically begin in the centre itself, as the River Yare starts to spread out and meander around oxbow lakes and wetlands. In fact, that reserve of waterways and grasslands and ponds is one of the main reasons people look to book Norwich holiday rentals. Outdoorsy types can go boating their way through a medley of green pastures and reedbeds, bogs, and muddy fields where windmills creek. Rare species include the mallard and greylag goose, so keep the eyes peeled.


Travelling to and around Norwich

Fly into Norwich (NWI-Norwich Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, Norwich Station, Salhouse Station and Brundall Gardens Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay around Norwich?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,334 holiday lettings near Norwich. From 702 Cottages to 213 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Norwich for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Norwich?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Norwich. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • University of East Anglia: 1,298 holiday lettings
  • Norwich City Hall: 1,421 holiday lettings
  • Salhouse Station: 1,567 holiday lettings
  • Dragon Hall: 1,421 holiday lettings
  • Hoveton and Wroxham Station: 1,718 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Norwich listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Norwich?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 702 Cottages in Norwich. Our other popular types of Norwich holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 213 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 702 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 1,214 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Norwich?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 142 holiday homes with pool available in Norwich. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.