Free walking tours in Norwich

Celebrate English Tourism Week with free walking tours of Norwich 

Each year VisitEngland, England’s national tourist board celebrates English Tourism Week (25 March – 2 April) with a host of events and offers. 

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In 2017 VisitNorwich is pleased to be working with Norwich Tourist Information Centre (TIC) during Tourism Week to launch two new 90 minute walking tours whilst at the same time inviting local people to join a walking tour for free – inspiring them to become tourists in their own city.  

The new tours entitled Words and Wanderings and Passages Through the Past will uncover places, people and stories throughout Norfolk history. The former tour is inspired by famous local writers and authors and the places they frequented. Included amongst others will be Julian of Norwich, Sir Thomas Browne and Harriet Martineau. The latter will take walkers through some of Norwich’s historic nooks and crannies.


All tours are led by incredibly knowledgeable local guides who take enormous pride in sharing their stories and accounts with others. The guides also love a bit of banter and positively encourage questions whilst walking through the streets of Norwich! 

The new tours will be part of a wider themed offer of walking tours which commence in April and run until October. Special tours take place during the year on selected dates themed around Nelson, Halloween and Christmas. Anyone wishing to book private tours can do so all year round.

The free tours taking place during English Tourism Week are Words and Wanderings,Saturday 25 March at 11am and Wednesday 29 March at 2pm and Passages Through the Past Friday 31 March at 11am and Saturday 1st April at 11am. Numbers are limited and those wanting to participate must book their free tickets by calling 01603 213999 more details are at

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