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The Broads is Britain’s magical waterland – a timeless, tranquil and uniquely beautiful environment shaped by people working hand in hand with nature over thousands of years.

It offers visitors an experience unlike any other, both on its rivers and lakes – the 'broads' – and alongside them, on peaceful paths and cycleways and in the unspoiled villages and market towns that make up the tapestry of this enchanting area.

Why not stay at Gothic House on your way to or from the Norfolk Broads.

As part of your Norfolk tour we urge you to visit the Old Vicarage Gardens at East Ruston. These extensive gardens are a remarkable labour of love and are not to be missed.

We are often asked “Where can we eat?” Magdalen Street has several restaurants, but for lunch or early evening (they close 7.45 ish) we can recommend the Grosvenor Fish Bar at 28 Lower Goat Lane, NR2 1EL (and they will carry your order over the road to the pub opposite) and for an excellent evening meal, Benedicts is located at 9 St. Benedicts Street, NR2 4PE.

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival is one of the oldest surviving arts festivals in the UK, with its origins going back to the founding of the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital in 1772, when a fund-raising concert was held in the cathedral. The festival now includes classical concerts, contemporary music, circus, theatre and dance, comedy, cabaret and the visual arts and much more. For more details of the events go to 

Gothic House Bed & Breakfast, Kings Head Yard, Magdalen Street, Norwich NR3 1JE

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In the ‘Mail on Sunday’ dated 25th November 2012, Gareth Huw Davies published an article on Norwich and mentions Gothic House. It is available in the on-line version - click here for a link to the article.