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“Norman masterpiece” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral
Ranked #1 of 140 things to do in Norwich
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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.
Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Norman masterpiece”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

The cathedral is one of the earliest built by the Normans after the conquest and inside gazing up at the enormous pillars one's breath is taken away by the sheer quality of the construction. some vandalism was done by parliament forces in the English Civil War like sword slashes on walls and even a musket ball is visible half buried in one of the tombs but most valiables were hidden in time. One has to remember the vast greyness of the stone would then have been brightly painted and decorated in it's day like most early churches. I'm lucky enough to live in Norwich and the Christmas Carol Services in the cathedral are something else. Recommended visit to anyone coming to Norwich.

Visited September 2012
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“beautiful artwork”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

very elegant cathedral,in beautiful grounds ,while we were there a local school had some art work mon show and theyre work was very professional.

Visited October 2012
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“To place to be seen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Very beautiful place. History is carved in every stone. It is located near by the city centre. Castle, Televisia Anglia are also within walking distance.

Visited October 2012
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“Best to be a bit informed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

It's a magnificent buiding with lovely cloisters and the refectory is highly spoken of - we were too late to visit it!. There's no charge, but they like you to give £5. The leaflet wasn't very informative

Visited October 2012
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Jon H, Public Relations Manager at Norwich Cathedral, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Hi Dave

Many thanks for your great review and I am glad you enjoyed your visit. We are currently in the process of updating our welcome leaflet for the new year and value your feedback - what type of information would you like to see included?

Kind regards

Jon
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“Stunning cathedral”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Entry gained via a small donation fee , If you like history and architecture and a peaceful setting and magificent views this place is for you .Its an interesting place to visit .while staying In Norwich

Visited August 2012
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