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Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral


65 The Close,


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

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEnglish Heritage PropertyEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowedWedding receptionsFacilities for hearing impaired

Voted Norfolk's favorite building Ranked number 1 visitor attraction in Norwich on TripAdvisor Design award for the Refectory Restaurant & Coffee Shop

Opening details

The Refectory and shop are closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Various facilities open at different times and seasonal opening hours apply. Please visit


Free entry, donations welcomed.



Plan route to Norwich Cathedral using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TG 234088  Lat: 52.63169 Long: 1.30036

By Road:
Take the A47 to Norwich. Norwich Cathedral is situated in Tombland.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Norwich station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • 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

Voted Norfolk's favorite building Ranked number 1 visitor attraction in Norwich on TripAdvisor Design award for the Refectory Restaurant & Coffee Shop