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Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

National Centre for Writing is at Dragon Hall in the centre of Norwich’s King Street Quarter.

Norwich train station is a 5-minute stroll through the Riverside pedestrianised area. There are direct trains to Norwich from: Great Yarmouth (60 mins), Sheringham (60 mins), Cambridge (75 mins), Peterborough (85 mins), London (105 mins) and further afield.

Buses stop nearby from across Norfolk and North Suffolk.

Check our recommended route for step-by-step directions and use our journey planner to get the best route from where you are.

Enjoy 50% off your first drink on arrival at NCW events (wine, beer, soft drink) when you arrive by train, bus, bike or foot.

The scenic Bittern Line (with audio tour) from Sheringham and Wherry Lines (with audio tour) from Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft run direct to Norwich.

Bus 13, the Turquoise Line to Attleborough and Wymondham is also described as scenic.

Travel Norfolk Fusion Day tickets cover bus operators across Norfolk, and First have a Norwich Zone ticket. When you travel by train, a Norwich PlusBus ticket offers unlimited travel around the city by bus.

Greater Anglia Rail has a range of train ticket discounts and offers at events and attractions. Groups of three or more travelling by train can save money with a GroupSave ticket. For more money-saving tips see our handy guides to trains and buses.

National Route 1 runs in front of Dragon Hall and the Marriott’s Way follows it to Aylsham. You can also cycle from this end of Norwich to the Norfolk Broads or all around Norfolk on the Rebellion Way.

Plan your cycle route here. Or download a Norwich cycle map; Dragon Hall is on the Red and Orange routes.

You can hire a bike in Norwich from Beryl bike or a bike shop.

Nooks and Cranniesplague historyanimal poetry and National Centre for Literature’s own literary walks include King Street. Here is a city map.

You can also follow nursing and natural history walks around Norwich and Bittern Line walks from the train station. From the King Street end of town you can easily get to the country park to go orienteering or join the Wherryman’s Way (Cross Norfolk Trail). The Marriot’s WayKett’s CountryBoudicca Way and Yare Valley Walk footpaths also start at the edges of Norwich.

Norwich train station has a taxi rank. Book ahead with ABC 01603 666333 or Green Frog 01603 744747.

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains, and here’s information on access at National Centre for Writing.

Discover more offers and days out in Norfolk with Good Journey.

About National Centre for Writing

National Centre for Writing is a contemporary literature house in the heart of England’s first UNESCO City of Literature, committed to the transformative power of stories for personal, social and community development. Our year-round programme offers opportunities to connect, learn and be inspired through innovative collaborations, events, festivals, residencies and activities for writers, literary translators, and readers. From in person and online events at our Literature House to digital explorations and commissions in The Writing Hub, and in projects that support new voices and new stories, we help create ways to respond to the rapidly changing world of writing.

Visitors to our home in the Grade-I listed medieval Dragon Hall can experience events – including book launches, live performances, and informal socials – as well as hands-on writing workshops, fairs, children’s activities and guided heritage tours. We are a short walk from Norwich Castle and Norwich Cathedral, and conveniently placed five minutes’ walk from the train station and bus station.

For any queries about visiting contact National Centre for Writing on 01603 877177 or info@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk

Address: National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, 115-123 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1QE. Visit Website