Photo of Ethelbert Gate, Norwich Cathedral

Scenic travel photos of England, Scotland, and Wales

by , Photographer / Editor

Featuring our favourite photos from our travels throughout England, Scotland, and Wales. We got up before dawn and stayed out late to photograph the most historic sites and the most stunning scenery in Britain, just for you.

Archived Images

More images: Norwich Guildhall >>

Ethelbert Gate, Norwich Cathedral

License this image for your own use

Ethelbert Gate, Norwich Cathedral
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Photo location map

About the photo:

There are two historic gateways leading to the Norwich Cathedral close from Tombland; one is the 15th century Erpingham Gate, and the other is this, the Ethelbert Gate, built in 1316 by the citizens of Norwich as a penance for their part in a late 13th century riot that destroyed the original gateway and the ancient Saxon church of St Ethelbert. The gate is one of the earliest examples of East Anglian flushwork, a technique that uses hard freestone to edge panels of knapped flint.

Save this image as Desktop wallpaper for your computer - free!*

Choose from these Common monitor resolutions:
800x600 - 1024x768 - 1600x1200 - 1920x1200

A note for Mac users

RIGHT-CLICK on the image size you want to use, and select 'Save link As ...' (The exact wording may vary according to your browser). Choose a location on your computer to save the image, 'My Pictures' is a good choice in Windows XP. Other operating systems will have a similar folder. Remember where you saved the image! Now right click on your Desktop.

In Windows XP choose Properties > Desktop > Browse and select the image you just downloaded. In current Mac versions just right click on the desktop and select Change Desktop Background ...

Did you miss a daily image? Don't despair, check out our Archived Images. All images are available as free computer desktop wallpaper in a variety of common sizes.

* Free means free for your own personal use. If you like our wallpaper images pass them on to your friends (and tell your friends where you got them!). You may not sell our images or use them for any commercial purposes without obtaining prior licensing approval. C'mon! Be nice!

Monitor resolution, or 'how can I tell what size image I need to use to fit my monitor?'

While we can't give instructions for every operating system, here's how to determine your monitor resolution in Windows XP and Mac OSX.

Windows XP - right click anywhere on your desktop. A menu will pop up. Choose 'Properties' from the menu. A window with several tabs will pop up. Click on the 'Settings' tab. Look at the numbers under the Screen Resolution slider. That's your current setting.

Mac OSX - click on System Preferences, then Displays, then the Display Tab (should be showing by default). Your current resolution will be highlighted.

Images are set to a gamma of 2.2, which is pretty much industry standard for image display and printing. The only trouble is that Mac monitors generally have a gamma set to 1.8 by default, which means that images MAY appear slightly washed out, or show colours not quite as intended. You can reset your monitor's gamma easily on a Mac. Do a simple search for 'reset gamma Mac' on Google. And in case anyone thinks we're putting Mac users second, let me reassure you that we use both Macs and Windows machines at Britain Express!

Image is © David Ross

Attraction search
in

Accommodation

Norwich (Hotel)
Annesley House Hotel

Annesley House Hotel

A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at the BEST WESTERN Annesley House Hotel. A trio of Grade II listed Georgian buildings set in 3 acres of landscaped grounds within a tree lined conservation area yet only a short stroll from the centre of historic … more >>

More hotels in Norwich >>

Norwich (Hotel)
Abbey Hotel

Abbey Hotel

The Abbey Hotel is a small, comfortable, warm and welcoming family run establishment conveniently situated in the heart of Norwich. Originally a large Victorian town house it has been carefully converted to retain its Victorian ambience, yet provides all the facilities needed to relax and unwind after a days exploration … more >>

More hotels in Norwich >>

Norwich (Self catering)
Cannon Cottage, Norwich

Cannon Cottage

Ground floor: 2 steps up to living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen with wooden floor. First floor: 2 steps to 2 double bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.
Sleeps 4

More cottages in Norfolk >>

Norwich (Self catering)
Baltic Wharf, Norwich

Baltic Wharf

Spacious open-plan well-equipped kitchen with dining area. Twin bedded room with doors to deck. Cloakroom/WC. First floor: Spacious sitting room with gas fire and doors to balcony. Twin bedded room. Bathroom/WC with separate shower cubicle. Second floor: Two double bedrooms one with Juliette balcony and en-suite shower room/WC. Bunk bedded …
Sleeps 12

More cottages in Norfolk >>

Passionate about British Heritage!