Norwich Castle


Site history

Norwich Castle, East Anglia’s principal Norman stronghold, magnificent stone keep, built as a royal palace 900 years ago. Now county museum, is striking, castle remains a major and symbolic building.
A developed and lavish strcutre since its very beginnings, the castle comprises complex internal divisions, including a series of multi-purpose mezzanine floors with great hall, 2 privacy chambers, kitchen, garderobes, vast chamber, chapel and storeroom. The ground floor storage area also had a well. The castole exterior dressed flint and Caen stone.
The grand external stone staircase and Bigod’s Tower on the south facade and carved first-floor doorway are among its impressive features.
From 1834 to 1839, the keep was Bath stone with great attention to detail.
Victorian features include the present day, boarded floo, balustraded balcony the original first floor and open arches cross the central divide.

Pratical information

Château de Norwich
Castle Hill
Norwich NR1 3JU
Grande Bretagne

Tel : +44 1603 493 625

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