Even though I have lived in Norwich for more than a decade, there is still so much I don’t know about the city.
For example, I had always assumed that Tombland was named for some macabre reason that was undoubtedly to do with death. I found out yesterday, while taking part in a free City of Centuries walking tour, run as part of English Tourism Week, that is not the case. In fact, our lovely guide, Paul, revealed it is from an old Scandinavian word meaning open space and was once the site of an Anglo-Saxon market place.
It was really enjoyable (although very, VERY cold) to wander the city with someone so knowledgeable. It also allowed me time to stop and actually look at the different buildings (and notice little details I hadn’t seen before) as well as hearing about their history. It wasn’t the best of days to take photos – not least because I couldn’t feel my fingers after a while.
There are several other free tours taking place in Norwich during English Tourism Week, which runs until March 24th. You can find out more here. I highly recommend them.
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Wishing you a great week.