Norwich Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Norwich, Norfolk, dedicated to the Holy and Undivided Trinity. It is the cathedral church for the Church of England Diocese of Norwich and is one of the Norwich 12 heritage sites.
The cathedral was begun in 1096 and constructed out of flint and mortar and faced with a cream-coloured Caen limestone. An Anglo-Saxon settlement and two churches were demolished to make room for the buildings. The cathedral was completed in 1145 with the Norman tower still seen today topped with a wooden spire covered with lead. Episodes of damage necessitated rebuilding and the stone spire was erected in 1480. The bosses of Norwich Cathedral are one of the world's greatest mediaeval sculptural treasures that survived the iconoclasm of the Tudor and English Civil War periods.The bosses in the cloisters include hundreds that are carved and ornately painted.
Phoney Montana | Feb 24, 2018
Wonderful architecture and ambience. I spent a good hour here wandering through the various aisles and side charisma chapels. The various wall mounted plaques were helpful and informative. Wished I'd taken my camera for more photos. I look forward to returning some time in future. Would definitely recommend you visit.
Nathanial Ingram | Feb 13, 2018
Beautiful and fascinating whatever your creed. Fabulous place to walk around, either inside, the cloisters or around the outer grounds. You can park close by in the Adam and Eve car park or walk there along the river or through Tombland. There's so much interesting history behind the building of the cathedral. The staff are very helpful and friendly and welcoming to all ages.
Robin Croft | Nov 7, 2017
Amazing building. Make sure you visit the cloisters and look up at the incredible carvings on the vaulted roof. You should also look out for the carvings on the seats of the choir stalls and the stained glass in the north transept. A beautiful, light and bright cathedral with plenty to feast your eyes on. Staff are very friendly. There is no entrance fee, but please try and make a voluntary contribution on your way out: it is a very special place.
Alan Holt | Feb 25, 2018
Nice location lovely building lots of history nice cafe. The staff are friendly and helpful. Do not miss the grave of Edith Cabell a true inspiration
Peter Ball | Jan 25, 2018
A lovely cathedral with a very interesting history. The music and choir here is exceptional. There is very often an interesting exhibition of some kind to view. The cafe/restaurant is very good.
Edgar Kidulis | Mar 24, 2018
One of the most impressive cathedrals in Britain and Europe. I am amazed by the scale and craftsmanship of the architecture. Every bit of columns looks simple concrete/stone while having a specific to it character. Wood and stained glass windows are all art. Great place to visit both inside and from the outside, and the garden.
Peter Saunders | Apr 3, 2018
A lovely cathedral, no charge to enter. A nice mix of ancient and modern. There are a number of side chapels for quiet prayer. There is a cafe there that is really good.
Nigel Leeder | Mar 31, 2018
Beautiful and timeless. Freaky thing being the random message that popped up on my phone "welcome back!" Many years since I was in Norwich Cathedral 😮
Charlie Bugsy | Apr 11, 2018
What a wonderful building. Lovely architectural details well preserved throughout. Good level access. Warm welcome... gift shop .. cafe and toilets - do need special code tho
Maureen Aris | May 9, 2018
Excrllent city to visit. So much to see especially if you love history. Plenty of shops and eating places. The riverside give an extra dimension.
Kevin Gay | May 13, 2018
Brilliant historical visit amazing place the organ sounds incredible. The stained glass both modern and ancient is beautiful. And don't forget to look up. The decoration in the error is amazing and around the cloister green men and unusual figures look down on you
Jonathan Richards | May 19, 2018
Warm welcome by volunteers. Free entry which helped me feel more welcome. Modern stained glass complemented ancient stonework. Suggestions for prayer at different points helpful. Stations of the Cross for Edith Carell very powerful.
Rajya Downes | Jun 22, 2018
Norwich Cathedral is beautiful and peaceful. It's lovely to see gorgeous architecture especially the works on the ceiling inside the cathedral. Very peaceful to walk the labyrinth or just sit and contemplate in the garden. Highly recommend a visit.
Lynne Daniels | Jun 30, 2018
It's lovely to go through the Cathedral close when the peregrine falcons can be observed on the tower with their fledglings learning to fly. The Close is always a peaceful haven, whatever the season and the gardens are full of natural beauty.
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