Norwich Cathedral
Norwich Cathedral

A visit to Norwich isn’t complete without a visit to the iconic Norwich Cathedral which is located in the heart of the city. Dominating the city’s skyline, Norwich Cathedral is the perfect place to learn more about Norwich’s rich history. 

Norwich Cathedral is famous for a few reasons, the first being that it is the most intact Norman cathedral in England, along with its 315-ft spire, which is the second tallest in the country.  

Wander through the cathedral, where you visit the beautiful Cloister, renowned for being the largest in the country, which boasts stunning architecture and vaulted walkways. Be sure to keep an eye out for the famous Green Man roof bosses which can be found on the roof of each walkway. 

One of the cathedral’s greatest treasures is the Despenser Reredos which dates back to c.1380 and displays scenes from Christ’s Passion. Many wonder how the piece has withstood the test of time and events that have taken place over time, and it is thanks to its hiding place as the underside of a table! 

If you fancy learning more about the cathedral, you can take advantage of a free cathedral tour with one of the expert volunteers. Tours take place from Monday – Saturday every hour from 10am – 3pm. 

The cathedral is open to visitors Monday – Sunday between 7:30am – 6:30pm. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged to help maintain the cathedral. Norwich Cathedral also houses The Rectory Bakery and Café, where you can enjoy a cup of tea and a sweet treat during your visit. The café is open Monday – Sunday from 8am – 6pm, and Sunday from 8am – 4pm.  

If you’re travelling to cathedral via car, there is no dedicated parking for visitors, but parking can be found nearby in St Helen’s Wharf and Rose Lane.  

Don’t miss out on a visit to Norwich Cathedral… 

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