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Norwich 12 tours


Tours of Norwich's 12 SHAPING 24 buildings will take place for the second year running this summer, with each session taking in 3 of the Norwich 12 sites.

Starting on 21st July and occurring at least twice each, the tours will be conducted by experienced and knowledgeable Blue Badge Guides and staff from the individual buildings, offering an educated view of these stunning heritage buildings.

With many of the buildings usually inaccessible to the public, these four tours aim to improve access for all to the uniquely rich social history of the city of Norwich.


Tour 1 begins at The Halls (St. Andrews & Blackfriars), the most complete medieval friary complex surviving in England, and will culminate at City Hall, taking in the medieval Guildhall on the way.

Tour 2 visits the landmark millennium project for the East of England, The Forum, before heading to Norwich Castle and finally onto Dragon Hall.

Beginning at St James Mill, Tour 3 also visits the exceptional medieval hospital buildings that make up The Great Hospital, and Norwich Cathedral, one of the most complete Romanesque buildings in Europe.

Finally, Tour 4 takes in Surrey House, whose owner, Aviva, are donating £1 per person per tour to its nominated charity, Railway Children. Afterwards, the tour will visit the glorious Georgian Assembly House, and The Cathedral of St John the Baptist.


Each tour costs £10 per person and tickets are available from the Norwich Tourist Information Centre in The Forum, Millennium Plain.

Download the Norwich 12 tours 2011 leaflet


Full Norwich 12 tour listings for 2011:


Tour 1  

Dates: 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st & 15th September -

Duration: 2.5 hours approx

Venues: The Halls, The Guildhall, City Hall

Starting point: Outside St Andrews Hall Main Entrance


Tour 2

Dates: 22nd July, 5th & 19th August, 2nd & 16th September

Duration: 2.25 hours approx

Venues: The Forum, Norwich Castle, Dragon Hall

Starting point: Outside Tourist Information Centre, The Forum, Millennium Plain


Tour 3

Dates: 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 22nd September

Duration: 2.5 hours approx

Venues: St James Mill, The Great Hospital, Norwich Cathedral

Starting point: Whitefriars bridge, outside St James Mill.


Tour 4  

Dates: 29th July, 12th August

Duration: 2.25 hours approx

Venues: Surrey House, The Assembly House, The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Starting point: Surrey Street, outside Surrey House.

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