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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.

The Shoebox Experiences’ ‘Norwich’s Hidden Street Tour’ starts opposite Norwich Castle. Most local buses stop at Castle Meadow for the bustling shopping centres at nearby Market Place and The Lanes.

Castle Meadow is also within easy reach of Norwich bus and train stations. 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.

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

Bookings must be made in advance online, using promo code GOOD10. You will need to show your bus/train ticket on arrival, or be able to confirm you have travelled by bike or on foot for your journey.

Valid on the Norwich’s Hidden Street Tour, Sun-Fri inclusive.

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. If you’re travelling by train in a group of 3 or more you can save 34% with GroupSave.

For more money-saving tips see our handy guides to trains and buses.

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.

National Route 1 passes nearby and the Marriott’s Way follows it to Aylsham. you can also cycle from Norwich to the Norfolk Broads or along the Rebellion Way.

Plan your cycle route here. Or download a Norwich cycle map; Castle Meadow is on the Yellow route, but all city centre routes finish nearby.

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

Nooks and Crannies, plague history and animal poetry walks include the castle. You can also follow literary, nursing, natural history, orienteering walks in town and Bittern Line walks from the train station.

At the edge of Norwich, the Marriot’s Way and Wherryman’s Way (Cross Norfolk Trail), Kett’s CountryBoudicca Way and Yare Valley Walk footpaths start.

Here is a city map.

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 accessibility at The Shoebox Experiences. This tour is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible as it involves two flights of steep stairs and uneven flooring.

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About The Shoebox Experiences

The Shoebox Experiences delivers exciting, unique experiences where customers can make great memories together. Hidden below Castle Meadow surrounding the Norman castle, join us for a fascinating tour of the historic hidden street and under croft lying beneath The Shoebox.

This hour-long tour is led by a local storyteller, history enthusiast and performer. Journey with us down two flights of stairs to explore the layers of architecture dating from the 15th century.

Discover the past of our fine city, with its trades, houses and people. Ponder the myths of eerie prison cells, hidden streets and curious tunnels. Come help us unlock the many mysteries of this space…

For any queries about visiting contact The Shoebox Experiences on 01603 850309 or team@theshoebox.org.uk

Address: The Shoebox Experiences, 21-23 Castle Meadow, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 3DH . Visit Website