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Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist

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So peaceful

What a stunningly beautiful building. The stained glass windows are beautiful. There is wonderful... read more

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Cathedral Of St John the Baptist

A lovely cathedral, very much worth a visit. They have tower tours on Saturday which i would like... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Neston, United Kingdom
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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
+44 1603 624615
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a stunningly beautiful building. The stained glass windows are beautiful. There is wonderful feeling of tranquility about the place.

Thank Fordanglia69
Reviewed 5 days ago

A lovely cathedral, very much worth a visit. They have tower tours on Saturday which i would like to go on next time im in the region. The cathedral cafe serve really nice food too and at a good price !

Thank steverivers19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exactly how a cathedral should be run. “Free” entry or a suggested donation of £5 was well worth the money for the time we spent looking around. My younger kids had time to take in all the surrounding areas and learnt about where and when...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tours walking under the roof to the tower are held every Saturday at 1.30 for a charge of £5. Best done on a sunny day as an overcast day could spoil the view which is stupendous; apparently on a non-hazy day it's possible to see...More

Thank william m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On the opposite side of Norwich to Norwich cathedral but just as magnificent! Well worth a visit beautiful old cathedral with also a fantastic cafe!

Thank keithcarolyork
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

George Gilbert Scott went to town on this Cathedral, making it quite a contrast to the Anglican Cathedral fifteen minutes' walk away. One of the most surprising and interesting features is the use of polished stone chock-full of fossils all over the building. There is...More

Thank lornabookworm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful Catholic Cathedral. Located near the town centre this place did not disappoint. Would revisit.

Thank P D
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Magnificent building, it has an aura of its own and by contrast puts Westminster Cathedral to shame. Unlike Norwich Cathedral it does not have guides to take you round. Whether this is something peculiar to the faith (am not RC myself) I don’t know but...More

Thank Deltablade
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Having been to the other cathedral in Norwich we thought we may as well have a little stroll over to the Catholic side and see what's about. Very happy we done this as the Catholic cathedral is by far more worth the vist than the...More

Thank knightstemplar15
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We visited this cathedral after we visited Norwich Cathedral and it was interesting to compare the two. My favorite was Norwich Cathedral because it was older and had a lot more interesting features. But St. John the Baptist Cathedral has some interesting architectural features, too....More

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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
Gillian J
23 October 2016|
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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