City of Refuge

This podcast - Norwich, City of Refuge - provides a walking tour through the heart of the city.

It examines the lasting impact refugees have made on Norwich over many hundreds of years.

On this tour you'll discover:

  • What Dutchmen thought of Norwich in the 16th century
  • How three African children came to be baptized in the city in 1807
  • How refugees helped win the Battle of Britain  

There are 11 stops on the walk, which should last about 90 minutes.

It starts at Norwich Cathedral's Erpingham Gate and finishes at the Roman Catholic Cathedral.

A map is available of the stops along the way:

  1. Norwich Cathedral cloister
  2. The French Church
  3. The churchyard of Saint Michael at Plea
  4. The Dutch Church
  5. St Andrew's Hill
  6. In front of City Hall
  7. On Millennium Plain
  8. Outside St Giles' car park
  9. Opposite Aldwych House
  10. In the churchyard of St Giles
  11. The Roman Catholic Cathedral

The podcast and walk was researched and written by Frank Meeres, Norfolk Record Office. The map is courtesy of Norwich City Council.