Norwich Crown Trail

It all started in 1121

900 years ago in 1121, King Henry I (one of the most powerful medieval kings) chose Norwich Castle for his Christmas court. The son of William the Conqueror, the construction of Norwich Castle had been completed that year under his instruction. So it made a fitting venue for his Christmas celebrations, which included a huge feast.

The king's visit is one of the few recorded visits to Norwich by an Anglo-Norman king, making it a significant event in the history of the city and of East Anglia.

In celebration of this 900-year anniversary, we are running our Christmas Crown Trail across the city in partnership with Norfolk Museums Service - encouraging people to get out and about in the city and 'spot the crowns'!