The Geography of Norwich
In the east of England is the city of Norwich, which is the largest town or city in the county of Norfolk. Its coordinates on the world map are latitude 520 37′ 41″ and longitude 010 17′ 58″. The city is ranked 149th in England by size and has a population of around 122,000 giving a population density of about 31 per hectare, over its 3902 hectares of space. In terms of England, Norwich would be described as being lightly settled; its population numbers around breaker density. In comparison, Boston has a population density of 68 per hectare, over its 4 largest boroughs. 


Historically, Norwich was a rural economy dependant on farming, with 75% of the surrounding land being used for crop growing. Poultry farming has long been associated with this region, and has brought many international travellers into the city to sample this highly produced food. The land that once Huguenot farmers settled on has been reconverted in recent years to farming more traditional farming methods.

An interesting place to visit in the city is the Victorian Exhibition Centre, the Central Brighton Manga and the Brighton & Hove Art Gallery and Museum. Visit the two museums on the permanent list at the Railway Museum, or visit the striking permanent exhibition, ‘B mortuary art gallery and memorial to British potato suffered during World War II’ at the fine British Transport Museum, across the river from the city of Norwich.

Brighton has a wide range of sports and leisure facilities. For water sports lovers, surfers, dinghy and speed boat racing, there are facilities available throughout the city. Lately, attractions have been built specifically for children and teenagers and include an exciting adventure park.

Head to the shoreline at the Victorian Gardens, a beautiful place to view unusual plants andWeekend markets, an alfresco open air market selling a wide range of quality handmade goods, handloom and vintage clothing. The Festival Centre and several other large public parks in the city have free admission on the days of major events, including The Fair.

To add to the historic and cultural aspect of Brighton, spend time in the city’s Maritime Museum. Here you will find the Brighton & Hove Landscape, the city’s first landscape gallery, a delightful way to spend some time while admiring the historical architecture, and a useful site to get a feel for this old city.

For an Eco-Tour of the city, take a walking tour of Chorlton Street. It’s a good opportunity to see how the Victorian buildings that back onto the street were constructed.

To experience the history of Brighton in closer detail, arrangements are being made for a £1 million Ecology Centre to be built on the site of the old John Moore building. The centre, which is expected to be completed in spring 2008, will be the first large carbon capture and storage facility in the United Kingdom.

Also taking place this year is the British Ski Jumping Championships. Held each January in Brighton, the event is the largest ski jumping event in the country and quiteliaht compare with rival events in France and Switzerland.

Perhaps one of the most popular tourist attractions in Brighton is the 18th Century Club House, previously known as theNearest Ford, it is elegantly furnished and surrounded by period furniture giving it aniciavelessant atmosphere. Set in secluded surroundings, it offers a club house atmosphere en suite, boasting a large dining room, sun terrace, bar and swimming pool.

For those not favouring indoors to as they prefer, there are plenty of outdoor activities on offer. The crewries of Murphys Harbour provide sailing, rowing and swimming. Beginners should look at visiting the Northern batteries where windsurfing and parachuting are very popular.

Flowers are annual sights in Brighton. There is quite a lot to see in Peacock Piai in the North area. The most famous is the burst of scarlet poppies in spring. Second only to the creamy white tulips in memory of the flowers in Burma, these bulbous, star shaped plants are a real treat to see and should be sepiaographed.

To see a list of theatres and theatres in Brighton, visit the Gazette website athttp://www.the-brighton-gazette.comIt is a good a guide and you may need to print it out in paper form to be completely accurate.

To give you an idea of the size of the city, The Royal Exchange, a famous shopping centre on the Royal Pavilion, is 10 floors high, with levels one and two shopping concourse and basement. It was open to the public in 1982 and was the first Topshop.

To book your accommodations in Brighton and it’s festivals, take a look at some of the hotels special offers page. You can book accommodation in the city from many websites that offer cheap and discounted rates.