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“Stunning”
Review of Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral
Ranked #1 of 148 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.
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Amazing cathedral and beautifully kept. Lighting and atmosphere outstanding and stillused as a place of worship

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

The district of old Norwich has at its heart a beautiful cathedral started in 1096 with a Romanesque structure and a Gothic vault. The choir stalls are 15c,the lectern is 14c and a reredos also 14c. Kings and Queens visited the cathedral and adjoining inns like the Maids Head which is opposite the main gate and which has been used by visitors to the cathedral over the same period. Close to the cathedral is the river which runs through the town and there is a very nice river walk which gives you excellent views of the cathedral. Also close to the cathedral, is a street called Elm Hill which is said to be one of the the best preserved medieval streets in England.

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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Thouroughly enjoyed my visit, would recommend and finately visit again, huge sense of history and lovely atmosphere.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The wonderful experience here started with the way you enter the Cathedral. The West Door is not open to visitors; instead, you enter through the Hostry, where guests would have been welcomed by Benedictine monks. The present day welcome is warm and informative, and sets the scene for what is to come.
The Cathedral itself is magnificent - the day we were there, many volunteers, as well as staff, were going about their tasks of arranging flowers, polishing copper, and so on. These people were all so helpful and informative that it made a visit to a great Cathedral into an experience that we will remember for years to come. From the staff members who answered any questions we had to the volunteer who proudly pointed out the reflections of the Cathedral fabric in the gleaming copper of the Font, everyone we spoke to was welcoming.
This is certainly one of England's great Cathedrals.

Thank Rex06
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Jon H, Public Relations Manager at Norwich Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2012

Hi Rex06

Many thanks for your fantastic comments. We have a large number of volunteers who do a brilliant job and it is great to hear they provide a welcoming experience.

We look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the near future.

Kind regards

Jon

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

What better way to spend a few hours in this magnificent building. Entrance is free and photography is welcomed. The cathedral is full of delights and guided tours are available to show you the 'must' sees'.

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