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Latitude Festival, Adam & Eve Pub & Norwich Castle in Norwich, United Kingdom

Best things to do in Norwich UK - James Hammond - Adam and Eve Pub by Matt Davey on Unsplash

Stop in for a drink at The Adam and Eve Pub. Photo by Matt Davey on Unsplash.

I’m really excited to interview James Hammond of Winging It Podcast about Norwich, United Kingdom. James’ tips for the best things to do in Norwich are awesome because he lived there for the first 18 years of his life. It is a historic city that is a safe place to live, which makes it a perfect place for visitors.

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Best things to do in Norwich UK - James Hammond - Norwich Castle

Explore history at the Norwich Castle

Norwich, United Kingdom

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Norwich, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Elm Hill. Photo by Chris Spalton on Unsplash.

Getting around Norwich

James says that you can fly into Heathrow Airport (LHR), and then take the train to Norwich, which is about 3 hours. If planning on renting a car it is about a 2.5-hour drive to Norwich. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.

James says that no car is needed if you’re staying within the core of the city, as it is very walkable. However, if you plan on visiting other cities and attractions within Norfolk County, then it is best to rent a car because public transportation isn’t that good and rideshares are not available. For the best rental car offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

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A row of homes in Norwich. Photo by Matt Davey on Unsplash.

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with James Hammond about Norwich, United Kingdom. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Norwich, United Kingdom
  • Green dots = best things to do in Norwich, United Kingdom
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Norwich, United Kingdom

Who is James Hammond?

James Hammond is the host of the Winging It Podcast and has a passion for travel. Originally from Norwich, he grew up there for 18 years before going to university in London. Since 2013, he has been traveling the world seeing as much of it as he possibly can. Having traveled to 50 countries to date, he is looking to expand his travel portfolio, meet as many people as possible, and hear stories that he can share. Be inspired!

Best things to do in Norwich UK - James Hammond

Here are a few of his podcast episodes to check out:

You can connect with James on his website and on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.


Click here to download our one-page guide of James’ tips for Norwich.

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Norwich Cathedral spire. Photo by Adam Rhodes on Unsplash.

Stay tuned for our next episode

Listen to the next episode when Bob DiMenna of The Travelers Blueprint shares the best things to do in Philadelphia, PA. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.

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