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The Great Hospital

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  • Very good9%
  • Average9%
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  • Terrible4%
20 Jun 2018
“Great Hospital tour, Norwich”
21 May 2018
“Walk by on the river walk”
The Great Hospital, a historic private estate founded in 1249, is a highly regarded sheltered housing and care village and a stunning events venue in the cathedral area of the City of Norwich. The site includes a total of 15 listed buildings...more
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Bishopgate, Norwich NR1 4EL, England
+44 1603 622022
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Ive lived in Norwich all of my 66 years and made my first visit to the Great Hospital in Bishopsgate today. Our blue badge guide, Rob Sparkes,was fantastic. Lots of info and history, informative and friendly. The place itself was fascinating and a unique experience...More

Thank MarilynH121
Reviewed 21 May 2018

You can only walk by this interesting old building look at it when you are doing the river walk. A pity you cannot look inside

1  Thank johnahall
Reviewed 12 July 2017

What an amazing place hidden away behind walls. Church, alms houses and simply beautiful gardens. A calm oasis hidden away in the centre of Norwich.

1  Thank gmb1947
Reviewed 28 May 2017

What a wonderful privilege to have a Gala Dinner at this remarkable place - a hospital caring for people since 1249. Now the two remarkable medieval halls are available for special functions, supported by an excellent events team and chef. We had an exceptional dinner...More

Thank Clare V
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Can't just walk around outside site although it's easy to get onto site without seeing any signs. Guess they want your money that's why

1  Thank Martin P
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Attended a birthday party at this venue, the second such visit for a celebration. The venue is magnificent, the staff smartly dressed, polite and very helpful. The food was very good and professionally served. The reception and dining rooms were very clean and very warm;...More

Thank KHreviewer
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We visited the Great Hospital as part of the Heritage weekend events. As the site is still providing superb accommodation for older people, it is not open very often, so we were delighted to manage to get tickets for this event. The history of the...More

Thank Judi W
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I can only describe this hidden gem in the heart of Norwich as 'amazing!!' We had an excellent tour by Charlie, extremely knowledgeable and very passionate about the building, the history and works within The Great Hospital. Would I recommend this? ... YES!! 100%!! Can't...More

Thank Gail5B
Reviewed 19 July 2016

The lovely staff of the Great hospital organised a tour for us, the Master Kevin showed us around he was a really helpful man with lots of interesting historical knowledge. The actual buildings were very beautiful and very interesting. We would defiantly recommend a visit...More

Thank assisttust1990
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We arranged a business lunch at the Great Hospital, followed by a tour. What a fantastic experience all round. The food was first rate and the tour was fascinating. We heard all about the swan pit (the last remaining one in Britain) and about how...More

Thank auldjo4
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