Shopping

Norfolk is a great place to go shopping with a huge variety of places ranging from large shopping malls right down to a traditional market much loved by bargain hunters. As a bonus, some of the towns are right by the sea which just adds to the attractions, not to mention being a source of fresh seafoods.

Norwich has the largest collection of shops, including all the big retailers you would expect to find such as Debenhams, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, House of Fraser and others too. There are a number of pedestrianised walkways such as London Street and Gentlemen's Walk not to mention an open market that trades six days a week. Two large shopping centers have over 150 stores between them and there are a host of smaller independent retailers plus many pavement cafes to provide a welcome break.

Norfolk has many smaller market towns, some dating back to Saxon times that are magnetic places, full of interest, small lanes and alleys crammed with shops to explore. Being a rural area, Norfolk has a history of selling local farming produce via markets and this tradition continues. Holt, a small Georgian town is typical of a vibrant mixture of history, local architecture and interesting home shops. Diss has an unusual but interesting layout and Burnham Market lots of high end shops. Norfolk truly is a great place to shop.