Norwich Cathedral, Norwich

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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. Find out how to plan Norwich trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Beautiful location with something for everyone. My kids (5,4 and 2) loved looking round and exploring. We could have stayed all day.  more »
  • Easy to access, very peaceful and full of heritage and culture. A nice small gallery with a small Tea shop  more »
  • We have been to a few cathedrals in the last couple of years. And apart from the beautiful warm stone the welcome from the volunteers and staff is the warmest I have encountered.  more »

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