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Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Closed Now: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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The grounds and Cathedral are a treasure to Norwich and surrounding villages.Local volunteers run a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Perth, Australia
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Not one of the great gothic cathedrals, quite modern really but imitating the medieval style... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mike S
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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If you have never visited the Cathedral of St John the Baptist – now’s the time! The Cathedral of St John the Baptist is the second largest Catholic Cathedral in the UK. After nearly a century as the parish church of the Catholic community in...more
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Earlham Rd, Norwich NR2 2PA, England
+44 1603 624615
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds and Cathedral are a treasure to Norwich and surrounding villages.Local volunteers run a quaint cafe and gift shop.

Thank WAok
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the Cathedral of John the Baptist. You enter through the Narthex, a visitor centre added in 2010. The Cathedral is an interesting building dating from around 1900 but built in the style of 600 years earlier. Although it contains many treasures, somehow it...More

Thank Edmund R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not one of the great gothic cathedrals, quite modern really but imitating the medieval style. Parking on site, small cafe and shop.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a stunningly beautiful building. The stained glass windows are beautiful. There is wonderful feeling of tranquility about the place.

Thank Fordanglia69
Reviewed 13 September 2018

A lovely cathedral, very much worth a visit. They have tower tours on Saturday which i would like to go on next time im in the region. The cathedral cafe serve really nice food too and at a good price !

Thank steverivers19
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Exactly how a cathedral should be run. “Free” entry or a suggested donation of £5 was well worth the money for the time we spent looking around. My younger kids had time to take in all the surrounding areas and learnt about where and when...More

Thank FrankieBea2000
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Tours walking under the roof to the tower are held every Saturday at 1.30 for a charge of £5. Best done on a sunny day as an overcast day could spoil the view which is stupendous; apparently on a non-hazy day it's possible to see...More

Thank william m
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

On the opposite side of Norwich to Norwich cathedral but just as magnificent! Well worth a visit beautiful old cathedral with also a fantastic cafe!

Thank keithcarolyork
Reviewed 20 August 2018

George Gilbert Scott went to town on this Cathedral, making it quite a contrast to the Anglican Cathedral fifteen minutes' walk away. One of the most surprising and interesting features is the use of polished stone chock-full of fossils all over the building. There is...More

Thank lornabookworm
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Beautiful Catholic Cathedral. Located near the town centre this place did not disappoint. Would revisit.

Thank P D
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David C
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Response from Martin P | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't have thought so as the tower part would get extremely icy in winter...send them a email or tweet them maybe
Gillian J
23 October 2016|
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Response from climbing_the_walls | Reviewed this property |
Wheelchair access to the Cathedral is via the vehicle entrance off the pavement on Earlham Road. Continue along the side of the building until you come to the Narthex entrance. From here you have access to the Cathedral (and... More