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“I’m not “churchie” BUT...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral
12 The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH, England
01603 218300
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Ranked #1 of 181 things to do in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
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“I’m not “churchie” BUT...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

.this was a very pleasant way to spend an hour or so.
It’s steeped in history and the grounds are so unbelievably peaceful - well worth taking in

Visited June 2014
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“Too noisy for prayer”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A beautiful cathedral, the problem is, it has become so much of a tourist destination it no longer feels like a quiet place of worship. I found only one quiet room for prayer, as I went in on the anniversary of my best friends death to say a prayer this was disappointing and upsetting. People were walking round talking in loud voices, this was a Sunday afternoon and most looked like Cathedral staff which was even more disappointing. A Cathedral should be a religious building first, tourist attraction second.

Visited June 2014
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“Norwich landmark”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Great, must see attraction. Dates back to 1076 AD. Spectacular inside. On the day of our visit it was the Norwich School open day. It added to the atmosphere. Horatian Nelson was a pupil at this school. Definitely a "must see" attraction

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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My wife and I visted the Cathedral during a recent visit to Norwich in May- a good place to visit on a wet day. We enjoyed visiting the different chapels in the Cathedral and loved seeing the hawks in the bell tower. The only disappointment- we couldn't find the grave of Edith Cavell who is buried in the grounds of the cathedral- the signposting to the grave could be improved.

Visited May 2014
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“Very helpful guides and a nice restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I always look for the graves of famous people. None there, well at least not UK wide famous. Very big place which we loved roaming around. Needs a little more historical interpretation so we 'foreigners' can get a more global grip on the story of the cathedral. All in all a nice, quiet place to visit and worth it.

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