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Review of Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral
Ranked #1 of 149 things to do in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: “Norfolk’s favourite building”Founded in 1096 and built using Normandy stone shipped from Caen, Norwich Cathedral is set in the 44 acre Cathedral Close, a peaceful city centre sanctuary.The Cathedral itself is one of the finest complete Romanesque buildings in Europe, with the highest Norman tower and largest monastic cloisters in England. Inside, the Cathedral tells almost 1000 years of history, with our enthusiastic volunteers on hand to talk you through the incredible stories of its past.There is more to see at Norwich Cathedral than you think. Our award-winning 21st century Refectory restaurant is open seven days a week, as is the Hostry which features a rolling programme of exhibitions, many of them featuring local artists.You can also experience the tranquillity of our expansive Library, Herb Garden or Japanese Garden, as well as guided tours of the building throughout the week.Afterwards, feel free to explore the lanes of the Cathedral Close, a quaint village just minutes from the bustling city centre, and stop for a picnic on one of our many well kept greens. Norwich Cathedral is a living centre for worship, learning and hospitality, extending a warm welcome to all our visitors from Norfolk and beyond.Part of the Norwich 12 - An initiative of Norwich Heritage, Economic & Regeneration Trust.
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Very good as you could walk round the cloisters & didn't have to go in if you didn't want to. The cafe was full & a lot of tables had "reserved" on them so didn't bother trying to get a table.

Thank AnneBall
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

There isn't anything to dislike about this place - it is stunning!! I felt a bit like I'd stepped onto the set of Harry Potter!

Thank lbabbott
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Went too morning mass for a year anniversary if my father's passing. Beautiful short service. Gorgeous little shop and yumny fat free cake in the cafe! Bonus. Perfect place to go for the occassion or just visit.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Norwich cathedral is a fascinating place and full of interest.Unfortunately of the day I visited a film crew had taken over and was building a huge structure masking one of the details I particularly wanted to see. Thy also cluttered up other areas and much of the cloister was closed to the public.

Thank JohnManning42
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Norwich Cathedral may not have the reputation of a Cathedral such as Durham or Canterbury but it is one of the most impressive and well worth a visit. A real surprise and a must see if you are in Norwich.
I was happy to pay the suggested donation as it was a suggested donation and not a 'must-pay'.
The refectory was OK but the meal was a little bland and the service chaotic.

Thank O6332QQjamess
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