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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Part of the historic area of the town, has some lovely old buildings, the cathedral, and plenty of places to eat.. lovely at night with Cathedral lit up.

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 January 2012

When we moved to Norwich I was slightly disappointed to discover that Tombland had nothing to do with tombs, but was merely a corruption of an old Anglo-Saxon word (I think) 'tum' which just means an area of open land - in this case between...More

1  Thank Peter G
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Best approached up a little hill through an acncient gateway after you've toured the cathedral. Anyone with a smidging of historical knowledge and interest in architecture will be fascinated with this area. get yourself a good guide book and explore the area properly. Plenty of...More

Thank fishonsaturday
Reviewed 1 week ago

And then it's the normal mayhem heading down to the 'witching hour' by the riverside. There are some extremely decent restaurants,Zizi's for one, and a tapas and a suchi, but the later it gets, the rowdier it gets. So book your taxis before the rush...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tombland is a moments walk away from the city centre attractions, but it is more than worth it. No matter what time you visit there are places that offer great food and drink as well as friendly staff.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 October 2018

This was our first visit to Norwich, and I loved the history. Not only does the city have a Cathedral and a castle, it also boasts a delightful old section of beautifully preserved houses, old pubs and quaint cobbled streets. Hats off to the city...More

Thank Ethnee H
Reviewed 25 September 2018

You are almost bound to find a restaurant of your choice here with Italian, Japanese, Indian, Thai and others. Of course, there is also the Maids Head Hotel offering a formal dining room or casual dining. The cathedral is entered from Tombland as are many...More

Thank Edmund R
Reviewed 16 September 2018

I was reading about the history of the old Samsom and Hercules nightclub and I just had to see the building. Apparently during the plague years underneath this still standing nightclub there is a giant plague pit with over 5,000 unfortunates from both the 1349...More

Thank J A
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve reviewed Tombland before but it has improved no end since then, there are still the chains with Zizzi, Prezzo’s and All bar one and the smaller chains now appearing of Cocina (ate here the other day, using Gournet Society discount, very good value and...More

Thank SmartDamo
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is an upmarket part of Norwich with the Cathedral and river walks close at hand. Numerous upmarket pubs and smart 4-star hotel (The Maids Head) form part of the area which also boasts some good places to eat (The Giggling Squid being a good...More

1  Thank woodred
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great little area of Norwich where you will find lots of really good little pubs and reataurants. Something for everyone, caters for all tastes.

Thank Alfie C
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Being visitors to Norwich, we mistakenly assumed that Tombland would be a large ancient cemetery. 'Tombland' is Old English for 'open ground.' It was here that Norwich's main market was held before the Normans arrived. They pulled down the existing St Michael's Church and built...More

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