As it has a temperate maritime climate, Norwich does not experience extremes of weather and so is pleasant to visit at any time of the year. The area is perhaps at its most attractive in the months from May to August due to its picturesque appearance, so this is when most book flights to Norwich. May is the time of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival which is one of the oldest arts festivals in England and a flagship arts event for the East of England with its inspirational and innovative programme of events, therefore it is classed as one of the most significant art festivals in the UK. The festival attracts a huge and diverse number of spectators and individuals gather to watch, embrace and celebrate classical music, dance, visual arts and children’s events.
The best time to find great deals and cheap flights to Norwich is from October until March, when visitor numbers drop and there are excellent bargains to be had by way of accommodation. Take advantage of these bargains and book a cheap flight to Norwich to enjoy Norwich’s Beer Festival which has been clenching the thirst of hundreds for over 37 years. This is a huge event for Norwich and over 200 cask-conditioned Real Ales from Britain’s independent brewers are on sale with also a large range of traditional ciders and perries on offer too.
Norfolk’s ancient county town, Norwich, is a popular destination for a city break, having a wealth of historical, architectural and cultural importance. It was historically associated with art, literature and publishing, a tradition that continues to this day. Straddling the River Wensum, book a flight to Norwich to see one of the most picturesque of English cities, boasting a delightful, friendly ambience all its own with its many museums and delightful cobbled streets. Additionally, there are many attractions, the foremost of which must be Norwich Cathedral, a wonderful and stately 12th century place of worship and one of the most complete Romanesque cathedrals in Europe. Norwich Castle is a medieval royal fortification in a remarkable state of preservation. It houses a museum with a fine collection of archaeological objects from the region. The Dragon’s Hall is a 15th century listed merchant’s hall with remarkable architecture. The original Colman’s Mustard shop is a careful replica of a Victorian era trade premises and now includes a museum. In the realm of entertainment, the Forum is a stunning glass building in the heart of the city and an excellent modern multidisciplinary venue, and there are numerous theatres in the urban area including the venerable Theatre Royal, an Arts Centre and a Puppet Theatre. The Norwich 12 are a dozen examples of iconic architecture spanning nine hundred years of British history from medieval times to the modern era. The Go Ape Tree Top Adventure, Dinosaur Adventure and Amazona Zoo are nearby attractions offering a wonderful day out for the whole family. Additionally, the city boasts around 23 parks.
Norwich is serviced by a number of bus companies. Additionally Norfolk County Council run six park and ride sites, with nearly 5,000 parking spaces provided. The Hop on hop off bus tours of the city are very informative and highly recommended. The City Boats services are also an excellent way to see the Old Town from a different perspective. The centre of the city is small enough to be easily accessed on foot.
Flights to Norwich will take you to Norwich International Airport (NWI) is situated 3.2 miles (or 5.2 km) north of the city centre. By train or bus it is only a short ride across the city. There are taxi ranks and bus stops close to the airport, and the fare rates for both modes of transport are fixed. There is also a park and ride facility.