Things to do in Norwich – The Norwich Castle & Cathedral Treasure Hunt

The Norwich Castle & Cathedral Treasure Hunt, the second treasure hunt we have in Norwich, is a fun way of exploring our fine city with the kids.

The Norwich Castle & Cathedral Treasure Hunt

The treasure hunt trail takes you on a 1.7 mile guided walk, solving clues as you go, around the city. The route begins and ends at The Halls – St Andrew’s and Blackfriars’ (NR3 1AU), and will take about one-and-a-half hours to complete. We suggest you take longer however and enjoy the city and perhaps some of the great cafes on route.

Cafes on the Norwich Castle & Cathedral Route

There are lots of great cafes on the Norwich Castle & Cathedral treasure hunt route to rest or reward yourself at. We’ve asked the local community for their recommendations, checked them out ourselves, and compiled a list of our favourites below. They’re listed in the order they occur on the treasure hunt route.

KindaKafe

kindacafeKindaKafe serve good coffee, hot meals, and a tasty selection of cakes. We found a warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere at KindaKafe. It’s perhaps this warmth and community focus which draws many people here. KindaKafe is part of The Missing Kind charity which aims to put kindness back into life, where it may have been otherwise forgotten. Amen KindaKafe.

Further Information

Further information about KindaKafe can be found at https://www.missingkind.org/cafe-shop

Location

KindaKafe is at 23 Castle Meadow, Norwich NR1 3DH.

It’s opposite clue 12 on our treasure hunt route.

Cupcakes and Bubbles

cupcakes and bubblesCupcakes and Bubbles is a cafe bar for those who really want to treat themselves for successfully completing our treasure hunt trail. The cafe is located in a Grade II listed building on Timberhill, has Tiffany lamps on the tables, vintage cutlery, and coupe style champagne glasses. You can have champagne with your cupcake, brownie, scone, or sandwich if you really want to push the boat out.

Further Information

Further information about Cupcakes and Bubbles can be found at http://www.cupcakesandbubbles.co.uk/

Location

Cupcakes and Bubbles is at 5 Timberhill, Norwich NR1 3JZ.

You walk past it between clues 7 and 8 on the treasure hunt.

Timberhill Bakery

Timberhill BakeryTimberhill Bakery is a small independent sourdough bakery and cafe owned by Mike and Natalie. They serve a variety of delicious tartines, toasties, scones and cakes with their coffees and teas. A great bakery and cafe, in a great location, and with a strong emphasis on natural and organic ingredients.

Further Information

Further information about Timberhill Bakery can be found at https://timberhillbakery.com/cafe/

Location

Timberhill Bakery is at 27-29 Timber Hill, Norwich NR1 3LA.

You walk past it between clues 7 and 8 on the treasure hunt.

Carberrys

CarberrysCarberrys is an independant cafe serving a variety of yummy lunches, snacks, cakes and desserts. They also have locally roasted artisan coffee and delicious ice cream for hot summer days. You can be sure of a warm welcome from the owners and resident dog Toby. Carberrys is dog friendly.

Further Information

Further information about Carberrys can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Carberrys/?rf=273505969658792

Location

Carberrys is at 18 Wensum Street, Norwich NR3 1HY

It’s towards the end of the treasure hunt, a few yards off route on Wensum Street, between clues 16 and 17 on the treasure hunt. Keep going forwards rather than turning left onto Elm Hill.

Storm in a Teacup

Storm is a TeacupStorm is a Teacup serve a range of hot and cold drinks, snacks, and cakes from their wonderfully positioned Elm Hill cafe. Their cakes and Full English Breakfast are particularly fabulous. Owner Sharon will always provide a warm welcome.

Further Information

Further information about Storm in a Teacup can be found at http://storminateacupnorwich.co.uk/

Location

Storm in a Teacup is at 2 Elm Hill, Norwich NR3 1HN.

You walk past it between clues 17 and 18 on the treasure hunt.

Olives

OlivesOlives is also situated on the cobbles of historic Elm Hill. The cafe serves a range of snacks, cakes, and hot and cold drinks. There are also a range of mouth watering specials on the board, and their Full English Breakfast is something to write home about.

Further Information

Further information about Olives can be found at http://www.olivesnorwich.co.uk/

Location

Olives is at 40 Elm Hill, Norwich NR3 1HG.

You walk past it between clues 17 and 18 on the treasure hunt.

In Summary

We absolutely love Norwich with it’s countless churches, historic buildings, and warm and friendly atmosphere. The City’s warmth can be felt most in its many wonderful coffee shops and cafes. Norwich is a fine city indeed, and we think the Norwich Castle & Cathedral Treasure Hunt is the perfect way to explore it with the kids.

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