‘THE MAN IN BLACK’
Norwich Historical Ghost Tours are proving a great success.
The Man in Black is pleased to be a fully accredited Norwich Ambassador.
The streets of Norwich have changed considerably over the years. However, some parts of the city are basically the same as our medieval forefathers would have gazed upon hundreds of years ago. There will be opportunities for ghosts to materialise in the future in St Stephens Street and the other modernised areas of the city. However, we are blessed with a rich tradition and heritage in the older city that has produced our marvellous range of spirits that abound today. Elm Hill for example is almost unchanged from Tudor times. Tombland retains many of its buildings from the middle ages. The Cathedral and the Castle are not just ancient buildings in their own right; earlier versions have existed on the present site since the first millennium.
Naturally, the Christian Church was an important part of this development. Few churches anywhere in northern Europe matched the magnificence of the current Anglican Cathedral where many of our ghosts were originally housed. The market place goes back in some form to before records were kept. The castle was originally one of the great Norman buildings in this country. Many merchants houses still survive largely in the same state as 500 years ago and are well worth a visit.
Whilst Norwich continued to be a thriving city, the industrial revolution saw many newer towns develop and overtake Norwich in importance. However, this has given the city the chance to hang onto its ancient buildings, its heritage and its ghosts.
There are plenty more interesting walks to take part in around Norwich.
If you enjoy the Ghost Tours, drop by to the Norwich Tourist Office. They can give details of many other interesting walks that you can enjoy around this city, either with a guide or by yourself. Visit our great buildings and treat yourself to a visit to the Maddermarket Theatre to enjoy one of its performances. You never know you may see the Maddermarket’s resident ghostly monk whilst there!
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10.8 miles from the Plough Inn.