Area Guide

Millgate Meadow, Trowse and it's surrounding area

Nestled into a little spot on the outskirts of Norwich, with the River Yare flowing through, is the pretty village of Trowse.

As you drive over the bridge and into the village you are greeted with a view of a quintessential English village. Striking period flint knapped buildings, a charming terrace of Victorian cottages, decorative street lights, Saint Andrews Church, meadows, the village primary school and a pub decoratively frame the village Common. It feels like you’re a long way from a thriving bustling city but in reality, Trowse is only 1.5 miles from the city centre. The Broads, a National Park, is only a few miles away and the coast only 20 miles drive, Whitlingham Country Park and it’s broad is only a couple of miles ‘down the road’ where there are picnic sites, watersports and walks to enjoy; it’s easy to see why this is such a popular village in which to live.

Trowse has sleepy neighbouring villages and plenty of stunning countryside to explore on foot, bicycle or boat. But if you are longing for the buzz of a night out in the city or need a day of ‘ retail therapy‘, then you have very easy access into the city; it really does have the best of many worlds! Within the village is a children's play area (Norfolk Homes are pleased to have worked with the Parish Council and provided additional play equipment to the existing play area on the common, pictured bottom far left), a cafe, two pubs and a primary school. On a practical level there is easy access to the A47 and the Northern Distributor Road and Norwich train station is only 1.5 miles away.

Places of interest

  • The City of Norwich within walking distance
  • Trowse Village
  • Whitlingham Country Park for Watersport and walking activities
  • Norfolk Snowsports Club, Trowse, dry ski slope and activities
  • The Broads a few miles away
  • The Coast 20 miles drive
  • Redwell Brewery, Trowse,
    local craft beers
  • River Green Cafe, Trowse
  • Norwich City Football Club