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Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Earlham Rd, Norwich NR2 2PA, England
44 (0) 1603 624615
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Ranked #10 of 91 attractions in Norwich
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 Norwich it became the mother church of the new diocese of East Anglia in 1976. Now a Grade 1 listed building, its external grandeur and magnificent interior, especially the fine stonework and beautiful stained glass, make it well worth a visit for those interested in religious, spiritual or architectural history. You can even take tours up the tower, and see the wonderful views of Norwich and beyond. Since the opening of the Narthex in May 2010, the Cathedral also has an education gallery, a shop, a refectory and a community garden. Not only is the Cathedral an inspiring setting, but it is also a wonderful place to relax. Open seven days a week – 7.30am – 7.30pm. Entrance is FREE. Part of Norwich 12 - an initiative of Norwich Heritage, Economic & Regeneration Trust. « less
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Harleston, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

beautiful cathedral. really enjoyed it, even took shoes off to feel the floor. wonderful wonderful wonderful

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Another huge Cathedral but no less impressive. Worth the short walk to inspect/admire the wonderful architecture and inspect.

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Southampton
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

People mistake this one for the other one! The catholic one does not charge.Visit the refectory for tea and scones or a delicious bowl of soup.Great food at fair prices.

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britain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I took shelter here during an unexpected thunderstorm and it was a wonderful gothic experience. The place was lit by prayer candles in the various sconces, there were different areas to explore including a secluded prayer chapel which had a very special atmosphere. The cafe is clean, bright and modern with a shop and looked after toilets. It is also... More

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Southend on Sea
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I have to declare up front that, notwithstanding the declaration I'll have to sign before this review is accepted, my wife and I do have a kind of relationship to the owner: We are both Roman Catholics. But, hey!, you don't have to be a Catholic to visit this lovely building. After Mass we went out through the narthex and... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a hidden Gem of Norwich very much out of the way for some people but its much bulkier Gothis appearance i think makes it much nicer then Norwich Cathedral and inside is 10 times more stunning then its popular rival! this is the cathedral to see!

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Norwich
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

As a volunteer at the Cathedral and a member of the congregation I believe that I am unable to write a review. However I must make a correction to the information that appears on the entry for the Cathedral. The "Post Code" shown IS INCORRECT. If you are using a "Sat' Nav' " you will end up at the Diocesan... More

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

my daughter and i had a lovely time, we visited the polish market then climbed the tower and looked over norwich where the bbc camera sit. My daughter was very young at the time, but the memory will always be there,even though now 16 she loved the building and views

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South Coast
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Lovely setting, very peaceful and tranquil. Lady in gift shop overcharged me though so check the prices when you're buying.

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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We discovered this lovely building because my husband is very interested in geocaching, and one of the clues led us to this beautiful building. We were amazed by all the different shape and size fossils embedded in the steps leading up to the Cathedral, and on the pillars by the doors. They are so fascinating. The Cathedral itself has a... More

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