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Cathedral, free entry

Cathedral of St John The Baptist

Cathedral of St John The Baptist


Cathedral of St John The Baptist

01603 624615


Earlham Road,


The Cathedral of St John the Baptist is a fine example of the great Victorian Gothic Revival. Designed by George Gilbert Scott Junior, it was the generous gift to the Catholics of Norwich of Henry Fitzalan Howard as a thank-offering for his first marriage to Lady Flora Abney-Hastings. Duke Henry, following an approach by Canon Richard Duckett, commissioned the building and took a keen interest in every aspect of its design from its initial conception in the early 1870s to its completion and dedication in 1910. Until 1976 when it became the Cathedral of the new Diocese of East Anglia, this great church was believed to be the largest parish church in England.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowedWedding receptionsFacilities for hearing impaired

Disabled Access – level-access to the Cathedral, the tower is not accessible to all.

Opening Details

Open all the time

7.30am until 7:30pm every day of the year.


Free entry

Tours are available in the Summer months at the weekend or by special arrangement during the week by contacting Jo Anderton, Education Officer 01603 724381.
Adults £5, Children £2.50. The tour lasts approximately 50 minutes.



Plan route to Cathedral of St John The Baptist using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TG 222084  Lat: 52.62807 Long: 1.28230

By Road:
Follow the A11 into Norwich. Turn left at the inner ring road roundabout (A140) and right into Unthank Road at the next jct (traffic signals). Continue to the end where the Cathedral is on the left.

Bus no 25 (first) from the station forecourt to Unthank Road (Neville Street) stops close to the Cathedral.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Norwich station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Disabled Access – level-access to the Cathedral, the tower is not accessible to all.