At A Glance:
- Over 900 years old
- Norwich landmark
- Highest Norman tower and largest monastic cloister in England
- Over 1,000 medieval roof carvings
- Second tallest Cathedral spire in England (after Salisbury Cathedral)
- Shop, café/restaurant, toilets
- Regular exhibitions and events for all ages
- See the Peregrine Falcons (depending on time of year)
Norfolk’s Favourite Building: Norwich Cathedral
Norwich Cathedral has previously been voted Norfolk’s favourite building, and we think it is easy to see why. It has welcomed visitors for over 900 years and continues to offer a must-see experience to all who pass through its gates.
Dominating the skyline of Norwich, 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 and visit the Library with its collection of over 30,000 books. Other attractions include the beautiful and relaxing Herb Garden, a treasury and an Exhibition Space which hosts a programme of local, national and international exhibitions throughout the year.
Although oozing with history from every stone, the Cathedral is much more than a museum. Clergy and volunteers can regularly be seen going about their daily work and in addition to holding 1,500 services each year, the Cathedral hosts numerous events and concerts.
Continuing to adopt its founding principles, Norwich Cathedral is open daily and provides a welcoming experience for all.
Admission to the Cathedral is free (but donations are obviously welcomed). For group bookings please contact the Cathedral.
EnjoyNorwich tip: Look out for the Peregrine Falcons Watch Point. The Norwich Cathedral Peregrines observation point, manned by expert volunteers from the Hawk and Owl Trust, is usually available to visitors during April – June (weather permitting). You can follow their progress on webcams via social media.
Cathedral Close, Norwich.
Reception 01603 218300