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Living in Norwich
A lively city that always has a story to tell
Norwich is also known as ‘the city of stories’. It’s a place that beautifully blends modern buildings with historic structures and iconic sights. Plus, you’ll also find plenty of cosy pubs, busy tourist attractions and must-visit locations that you’ll love seeing time and time again.
Norwich is a city that promotes independence and creativity. So, close to our retirement homes in Norwich, you’ll uncover lots of independent retailers and creative people. Whether you’re interested in uncovering history, immersing yourself in the arts or exploring the great British countryside, you’ll find everything you’re looking for on the doorstep of our retirement homes in Norwich.
Lifestyle in Norwich
Norwich’s beautiful Romanesque cathedral is one of the city’s highlights, and you can see the city’s 315ft spire from almost anywhere in the city. Cathedral Close and the stunning grounds are incredibly popular when the sun is shining. But, inside, you’ll find medieval graffiti, a beautifully ornate ceiling and a stunning pulpitum. There’s over 900 years of history to uncover here, so be sure to take advantage of a free guided tour, too.
Elsewhere in the city, you’ll find a domineering castle to explore, one of the largest markets in England and ancient buildings such as St Andrew's Hall.
Norwich has a flourishing arts, music and cultural scene. The city is also packed with restaurants, bars and nightclubs. This means you’ll never struggle to find somewhere where you can stop for a drink, take in a local production or see world-class art. Norwich was even England’s first UNESCO City of Literature, so it always has a story to tell.
Plus, Norwich has an independent shopping scene to rival anywhere else in the UK. The city is home to two shopping malls and five department stores. You’ll also find loads of independent shops in The Lanes, as well as all of your favourite high street names in the city centre.
On top of all this, the city also loves to bring all of its residents together, which is why the city hosts the annual Norfolk & Norwich Festival in May.
Norwich is the most complete medieval city in the UK, so you’ll find plenty to see on the narrow, winding streets that are close to our retirement homes in Norwich. This includes many museums and theatres, ancient pubs, and cobbled streets such as Elm Hill. To see the best of these, take a walk by the river and look out as you pass half-timbered houses, Art Nouveau designs and packed medieval lanes.
There’s also the historic site of Venta Icenorum. This is one of only three Roman-British towns that has not been buried underneath a new town or city. You can take a tour of the site or immerse yourself in the history using a virtual reality app.
Norwich is the only city in the UK to be located within a National Park, the Norfolk Broads. Here you’ll uncover dramatic landscapes, rare natural beauty and dream-like landscapes. Plus, thanks to its relatively flat landscape, the Broads National Park is great for walkers and explorers. If you’d rather get out on the water, you’ll also find 125 miles of navigable and lock-free waterways.
While you explore the Norfolk Broads, you’ll pass plenty of charming and picturesque towns and villages where you can stop for a coffee and a slice of cake. If you’d rather relax while you explore, try booking a tour on one of the many boat trips that operate.
Retiring in Norwich - Frequently asked questions
Where are the best areas to live in Norwich?
Many property experts consider the best and most popular area to live in Norwich is the ‘Golden Triangle’. This is an area that spreads from the west to the southwest of the city centre and is home to a variety of properties ranging from modern apartments to Victorian-era terraces.
The area is also celebrated for its excellent amenities, access to the city centre as well as its thriving community spirit.
What age can I retire?
The age in which you retire is down to you and when you feel you are ready, but the State Pension age is a different matter. It used to be 60 for women and 65 for men, but it is currently under review and is subject to change.
You can use the UK Government’s individual assessment tool to work out when you could be ready to claim a State Pension and then use this information to give yourself a rough idea of when you can retire.
Is Norwich a good place to retire to?
Norwich is an excellent choice as a place to retire to, mainly because it has so much to offer in terms of amenities, attractions, transport options and different types of places to live. From its busy city-centre to the surrounding more rural areas, retirees have plenty of options to consider.
A Full Range of Lifestyle Options
"In the summer we had an Elvis night. We had flashing lights going, everyone was up dancing! It got hot so we all went out to the patio and people were walking past looking in saying what are those old people doing in there!"