Taking a train to Norwich is by far the simplest way of reaching this ancient Norfolk city, with its 900 year old cathedral. Direct trains from London, in particular, are fast and frequent. Major cities such as Liverpool and Manchester are also directly linked to Norwich by train.
Norwich station is the city's only mainline railroad station, in an imposing 19th century building. It's a ten minute walk, or a bus journey of about equal length, into the city center. The bus stops are just over the river from the railroad station. At the station itself, there's a range of facilities, including an ATM, along with a shop, a cafe and public toilets. Public wi-fi is also available at the station.
Greater Anglia operates almost all rail services into Norwich station, including the direct services from London Liverpool Street. Greater Anglia also manages Norwich station. East Midlands Trains operates some services into Norwich, from Liverpool and Manchester, among others. No other rail companies offer services into Norwich.
There's not a more relaxing way to travel to Norwich than by train. The frequent direct services from London's Liverpool Street station take just under two hours. There are also direct rail services from Liverpool and Manchester, among others. Where there are no direct services, many trains to Norwich connect via London.
Norwich is an ancient city with much to attract the visitor. Many go directly - and with good reason - to Norwich Cathedral, whose walls contain an astonishing 900 years of history. There's Norwich Castle to enjoy too, where one tip is to arrive an hour before closing time when you can enter at a discounted rate. Water loving visitors may want to rent a boat along the famous Norfolk Broads, while art lovers may want to head to the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, housed in the first public building designed by Norman Foster, best-known for his "Gherkin" skyscraper in the City of London. The Sainsbury Centre is a half hour's bus ride from the railroad station and houses a world-class art collection including works by Francis Bacon and, in the grounds, numerous sculptures by Henry Moore.
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