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Norwich Cathedral

The most complete Norman Cathedral in England, discover stunning architecture, history and heritage. Free entry and free tours available.


The most complete Norman Cathedral in England and one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Europe, Norwich Cathedral is a must see for any visitor to Norfolk.

Founded in 1096, Norwich Cathedral has welcomed visitors and pilgrims for over 900 and continues to adopting its founding principles offering a welcoming place to all who visit. The Cathedral boasts the highest Norman tower and largest monastic cloister in England and is home to a renowned and famous collection of over 1,000 medieval roof carvings and a selection of original Norman wall paintings.

As well as the awe inspiring Cathedral, you can enjoy the tranquility of the Cathedral Close, stop for lunch or a drink in the Refectory, visit the Library with its collection of over 30,000 books and view the collection of treasures within the Cathedral’s Treasury. Other attractions include the relaxing Herb Garden and Exhibition Space which hosts a programme on local, national and international exhibitions throughout the year.

Very much a living building, Norwich Cathedral hosts 1,500 services a year as well a variety of events and you can discover over 900 years of history and learn about how the Cathedral survived riot, war, plague and fire by taking a free guided tour.

No visit is complete without popping into the Gift Shop which offers delightful selection of unique locally sourced gifts – perfect for picking up a keepsake to remember your visit! For more information and opening hours please visit

  • Accepts Groups
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Coach Parties Accepted
  • Credit Cards Accepted No Fee
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Education Study Area
  • Facilities For Conferencing
  • Facilities For Corporate Hospitality
  • Facilities For Educational Visits
  • Facilities For Groups
  • Gift Shop
  • On-Site Catering
  • On-Site Light Refreshments
  • Public Toilets
  • Welcome Host
  • Wheelchairs Available
Norwich Cathedral
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