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Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Open Now: 07:00 - 20:00
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Outstanding building

It is another of the iconic buildings in Norwich and it is the farest from the town centre, but it... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
raulpr666
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London, United Kingdom
Magnificent building!

A little bit far away from the city centre, but worth to visit! This is a magnificent cathedral... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
GyorgyWagner
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Budapest, Hungary
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If you have never visited the Cathedral of St John the Baptist – now’s the time! The Cathedral of St John the Baptist is the second largest Catholic Cathedral in the UK. After nearly a century as the parish church of the Catholic community in...more
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Earlham Rd, Norwich NR2 2PA, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It is another of the iconic buildings in Norwich and it is the farest from the town centre, but it is worth it the visit. They are making some works in the facade

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A little bit far away from the city centre, but worth to visit! This is a magnificent cathedral with a wonderful interior.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GyorgyWagner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist Catholic is an imposing Roman Catholic building near the centre of the city of Norwich. A well kept building . No admission charge and once inside there is interactive models for the children as well as an on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

An impressive and excellently maintained building which is a little of the beaten track but worth the time to experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christine H
Reviewed 21 November 2018

The Narthex adjoining the Cathedral has come up with a wonderful Christmas menu. Plenty of choices and the prices are very reasonable all cooked to order. If there are plenty of you wishing to go then it may be best to phone and reserve tables....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stephen p
Reviewed 19 November 2018

For the last year I have visited the cafe at about 11 am once a week. I always have a Tuna Melt & a cup of tea. Today the girl behind the counter refused to serve me because she said a Tuna Melt was classed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Oewn
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Our choir from West Sussex has just visited Norwich to give a short recital in the Catholic Cathedral. Although the audience was disappointingly small, singing in this lovely cathedral was a privilege and a real delight. The atmosphere is serene, and best of all, the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robin S
Reviewed 11 October 2018

The grounds and Cathedral are a treasure to Norwich and surrounding villages.Local volunteers run a quaint cafe and gift shop.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WAok
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This is the Cathedral of John the Baptist. You enter through the Narthex, a visitor centre added in 2010. The Cathedral is an interesting building dating from around 1900 but built in the style of 600 years earlier. Although it contains many treasures, somehow it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Edmund R
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Not one of the great gothic cathedrals, quite modern really but imitating the medieval style. Parking on site, small cafe and shop.

Date of experience: September 2018
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David C
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Response from Martin P | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't have thought so as the tower part would get extremely icy in winter...send them a email or tweet them maybe
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Response from climbing_the_walls | Reviewed this property |
Wheelchair access to the Cathedral is via the vehicle entrance off the pavement on Earlham Road. Continue along the side of the building until you come to the Narthex entrance. From here you have access to the Cathedral (and... More
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