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Norwich Cathedral

65 The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH, England
+44 1603 218300
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What an incredible place. Be sure to talk with the docents to get their insights into the history... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kevin H
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Gorgeous Building full of History

Yes it's a Cathedral but No 'Once you've seen one you've seen them all'. Pay them a visit and you... read more

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“Norfolk’s favourite building”Founded in 1096 and built using Normandy stone shipped from Caen, Norwich Cathedral is set in the 44 acre Cathedral Close, a peaceful city centre sanctuary.The Cathedral itself is one of the finest complete Romanesque buildings in Europe, with the highest Norman tower and largest monastic cloisters in England. Inside, the Cathedral tells almost 1000 years of history, with our enthusiastic volunteers on hand to talk you through the incredible stories of its past.There is more to see at Norwich Cathedral than you think. Our award-winning 21st century Refectory restaurant is open seven days a week, as is the Hostry which features a rolling programme of exhibitions, many of them featuring local artists.You can also experience the tranquillity of our expansive Library, Herb Garden or Japanese Garden, as well as guided tours of the building throughout the week.Afterwards, feel free to explore the lanes of the Cathedral Close, a quaint village just minutes from the bustling city centre, and stop for a picnic on one of our many well kept greens. Norwich Cathedral is a living centre for worship, learning and hospitality, extending a warm welcome to all our visitors from Norfolk and beyond.Part of the Norwich 12 - An initiative of Norwich Heritage, Economic & Regeneration Trust.
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65 The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH, England
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+44 1603 218300
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an incredible place. Be sure to talk with the docents to get their insights into the history of this cathedral ... they're a wealth of information.

Thank Kevin H
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Reviewed yesterday

Yes it's a Cathedral but No 'Once you've seen one you've seen them all'. Pay them a visit and you won't be disappointed.

Thank Corinne R
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Reviewed yesterday

Cathedrals cost a lot of money to run but this one is free to enter on a Sunday. It does have public toilets but you need an entry code to use them and this you have to get from the till in the cafe. We...More

Thank Cliff D
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Reviewed yesterday

Really interesting cathedral, look out for the ex Macintoshes chocolate factory copper vat.view the falcons on the roof top , take the walk to Bishops bridge too.Also if you get a chance got to the Christmas Eve carol concert

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Typical beautiful English cathedralf with many free concerts at night. Some artwork exhibits too. Highly recommended. Walk the cloister to feel you are back in Norman days

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of interesting things to see with helpfull guide leaflet and good cafe. Sadly they have obviously had security problems in the toilets which they have addressed with locks.

Thank Lynne J
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderfull, huge and well kept. Including it’s surroundings, the Cathedral offers great views. Either watching the hawks on the side of the tower, strolling through the area or having a peek inside the cathedral itself. Tip: note the carvings on the wooden benches in the...More

Thank Menno007
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is such an amazing & Beautiful Cathedral....honestly you must visit it...I could have spent all day in there because there is so much to see!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a fantastic Time What more can I say You need to visit this cathedral if you are ever in Norwich

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Maybe not as big as other cathedrals I have visited - like Lincoln - but it does look impressive from the outside (despite the building works on the front). It is free to enter but you can make a donation if you wish - a...More

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keysys
September 22, 2017|
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Response from Trevor P | Reviewed this property |
yes its a very good one and reasonable prices
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Sophie W
January 29, 2017|
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Response from James S | Property representative |
Hi Sophie, The Cathedral is free to enter. Donations are very welcome, but it is left to you as to whether you choose to give anything. Hope we are able to welcome you to the Cathedral soon! James
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carolannjohnson007
April 28, 2016|
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Response from James S | Property representative |
Hi and thanks for your message. Limited parking is available in the Cathedral Close for vehicles bearing an official Blue Badge. Disabled parking permits will be issued by the gatekeepers for a duration of two hours on a... More
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