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Norwich Cathedral, Norwich
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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absolutely stunning building. definitelyu worth a visit it is a must see for anybody coming to visit norwich
Splendid building with beautiful stained glass windows everywhere you look. And we were fortunate enough to hear the heavenly choir performing during our visit. The acoustics are chilling! The cafe is... read more »
I've lived in Norwich a long time but still love to take a walk along the river and head up to the Cathedral. The cloisters are spectacular, the Cathedral itself reveals something new on every visit a... read more »
Absolutely amazing Cathedral! I used to have school assemblies in the Cathedral and it was incredibly atmospheric. Beautiful grounds and interesting corners to explore.
Thank you Anne for your guided tour and well done to your organised walk throughout. Interesting for anyone visiting the Cathedral, I hope all find listening to your inspirational talks first hand and beautiful story telling of the living history with bonus observations of great interest as well.
Amazing cathedral to visit, lots to see inside with lots of history, if you visit during the summer, be sure to visit the Hawk and Owl Watch Point for the Norwich Cathedral Peregrines
Excellent guided tour, fascinating learned so much.
Excellent Cathedral to visit. Good stain glass. Guides very helpful.
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