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“Very interesting visit.”
Review of Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral
Ranked #2 of 116 things to do in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: “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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I decided only to visit the cathedral as I had an hour or two to spare. I was met by a smiling, happy and helpful guide who offered assistance without being pushy. The catedral is like many others, vast, cold and noisy. As a military man I was interested in the various memorials around the building, but disappointed by the military chapel itself. The grave on Edith Cavell is a sad, but enlightening place, but I fail to see why such a brave lady was buried outside rather than inside the cathedral. The cafeteria had a good selection of food even if the service was a tad slow. The Wifi was free and of good strength. All in all a good visit.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jimmaynard140
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you are in Norwich.Whilst I am not religious I do love to admire the architecture and craftmanship in churches and cathedrals.The stained glass windows are amazing throughout.I loved the cloister area.Stood for ages trying to spot the birds of prey in the tower but nothing but pigeons flying around.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Gaynor E
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

The Cathedral is very impressive - sweeping roof, stone arches, lots of stained windows - as you’d expect, but a very good example. The cloisters are pretty; the refectory is a lovely space offering decent coffee, cakes and more; and you can catch a glimpse of the nesting Peregrines on your way out, courtesy of the telescopes of the Owl and Hawk Society (I think).

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 202mattv
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful Cathedral well worth a visit - no admission charge but suggested donation.
Amazing cafe/restaurant which is unique. Great visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Stephen G
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Walking round these magnificent building inside and out is a delight. The cloisters are complete with lots of bosses . The font inside cathedral is magnificent. Beautiful elegant flower decorations perhaps for Easter. A very good modern cafe housed in an excellent extension .

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Elaine W
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