Norwich is a city in the east of Norfolk, in the East Midlands. Having become a town in the early middle ages, Norwich Castle was constructed in the eleventh century, with construction of the Cathedral taking place shortly afterwards. Norwich became a busy medieval trading city due to the production of wool in Norfolk, and became important in the nineteenth century in the production of clothing and chocolate. Modern-day Norwich is a bustling and scenic city, full of plenty of things to see and do. Shopping in Norwich is excellent, ranging from high-street brands to the city's plentiful independent shops. Foodies, meanwhile, can enjoy local produce at the city's regular food markets and visit the plethora of fantastic restaurants. Sporty types can make ample use of the gyms of the city or make use of the climbing centre or BMX track. Historians can visit the Norwich Castle, Cathedral or Museum of Norwich, whilst arty types can wander through the galleries of the city such as the Salisbury Centre for the Visual Arts; or visit the Playhouse or Theatre Royal. Those who enjoy the great outdoors can visit the nearby Plantation Garden or Thirgby Hall Wildlife Gardens. Nightlife in Norwich is brilliant, with a range of pubs, bars and clubs to visit. Properties to rent in Norwich range from affordable and beautiful flats in converted homes to gorgeous terraces and expansive family homes.