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Norwich Cathedral, Norwich
(4.5/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
Built in the 12th century and still holding services, Norwich Cathedral is one of 12 heritage sites in the area. Enter the cathedral through one of the two historic gates: the Ethelbert gate or the original gated entrance. Inside, you'll see 61 misericords, small wooden shelves also known as "mercy seats," carved on the underside of the folding chairs. Several hundred of the over 1,000 bosses (raised ornamental decorations) are carved and painted with ornate delicacy. A free guided tour will fill you in on the highlights. Tours are given daily, so there is no need to book ahead. The cathedral is an important cultural meeting place, with regular exhibits in the Hostry Visitor and Education Center and live music at the refectory. Using our international travel planner, Norwich attractions like Norwich Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Well worth a visit - lots of different elements to see and experience. It was a wet day but would have liked to go to the herb garden - directions were not clear and weather put us off. Free tours wer...  more »
  • The interior of this cathedral houses 1000 roof bosses that depict the biblical story of Creation through to the Day of Judgment, but they also feature many non-Christian symbols and images as well. T...  more »
  • It is a beautiful cathedral.It us such a shame that there are not services on a Sunday evening.It us amazing to think how long ago this cathedral was built.It us so quiet and tranquil and peaceful.I l...  more »
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  • Huge place, fabulous inside. Great exhibits and has guided tours. Can easily spend an hour here. Decent gift shop.
  • A warm welcome and unrestricted access to the cathedral. No admission charge, but donations welcomed. Edith Cavell grave/memorial just outside the Norfolk Regiment chapel invites further exploration of the enormous precinct.
  • Fantastic place. It might be free to get in, but it takes a special person to ignore the staff asking politely for donations. Easy to spend a couple of hours in there. Beautiful and peaceful. We went to Norwich purely to see the cathedral. Well worth the money.
  • Lovely place, they even allow well-behaved dogs inside!
  • An impressive cathedral, apparently in need of money, no pressure though :)