Accommodation and Travel

Norwich is a modern, cosmopolitan and vibrant city with a rich heritage. Located just under two hours from London and an hour from Cambridge - it has the most intact medieval street pattern in Britain , the largest six day open air market in England and is one of the top 5 shopping destinations in the country.

It is an ideal city to visit for those with a love of culture, history and the arts. With its intricate network of winding streets, Norwich is home to many museums, theatres, cinemas and galleries and a year round programme of festivals. It has a fine tradition of beautiful and innovative architecture – the Cathedral, the Castle, the Royal Arcade, the University of East Anglia and The Forum are just some examples of the high quality design spanning the centuries.

Norwich is an ideal base from which to explore the rest of the county of Norfolk . Many visitors come to the county every year to walk its beautiful beaches, go boating on the Norfolk Broads and discover market towns and classic stately homes.

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By rail
There is a direct rail route from London Liverpool Street to Norwich, journey time two hours. Link to

By coach
National Express passengers coach stop is in Norwich Bus Station, Surrey Street. Link to

By air
Flights to Norwich Airport from Manchester, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

By car
Norwich is reached by the A11 from the South and London, and the A47 from the West and the North.



As the New Writing Season workshops and courses are held in central Norwich, we suggest finding accommodation that is fairly close to the city centre. An up to date list of local hotels can be found at