Norwich Cathedral

For more than 900 years, the spire of Norwich Cathedral has risen high above our fine city’s skyline and its ancient architecture echoes with stories.

From its beginnings as an 11th century Benedictine monastery to its role as a 21st century Cathedral today, there is so much to explore.

The Cathedral’s soaring 96m (315ft) spire is the second tallest in the country and home to our resident peregrine falcons, meanwhile the beautiful Cloisters are also the biggest of their kind nationwide.

Close by is Life’s Green, the final resting place of Norfolk nurse and First World War heroine Edith Cavell whose incredible story of self-sacrifice has inspired people around the world.

Inside the Cathedral, the centuries-old architecture stuns at every turn and the Cathedral’s lofty heights are decorated with a treasure trove of medieval roof bosses, which tell stories from the Bible from on high. The collection of roof bosses is the largest in the world.

All are welcome to spend time enjoying the Cathedral’s wonderful surrounds and to take part in the daily worship that has been part of the rhythm of the Cathedral’s life for centuries.

The wider 44-acre Cathedral Close, set alongside the banks of the River Wensum, is also the perfect place to enjoy the sunshine or take a stroll.

Norwich Cathedral is a Covid-secure venue. Visit Britain and Visit England have awarded Norwich Cathedral with the We’re Good To Go industry standard and consumer mark to reassure visitors that the Cathedral adheres to Government and public health guidance with regards to Covid-19.

For all the latest information about Norwich Cathedral, including opening hours, visit

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65 The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH

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