We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Earlham Rd, Norwich NR2 2PA, England
+44 1603 624615
Website
Save
Review Highlights
City walk lunch

Having completed a city walk we had lunch in the refectory , on a summer day it would be a great... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
scorpionana
,
Norwich, United Kingdom
Outstanding Building

Born and bred in Norwich but had never visited the Catholic Cathedral before. What a magnificent... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
Martin T
,
Norwich, United Kingdom
Read all 182 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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 Norwich it became the mother church of the new diocese of East Anglia in 1976. Now a Grade 1 listed building, its external grandeur and magnificent interior, especially the fine stonework and beautiful stained glass, make it well worth a visit for those interested in religious, spiritual or architectural history. You can even take tours up the tower, and see the wonderful views of Norwich and beyond. Since the opening of the Narthex in May 2010, the Cathedral also has an education gallery, a shop, a refectory and a community garden. Not only is the Cathedral an inspiring setting, but it is also a wonderful place to relax. Open seven days a week – 7.30am – 7.30pm. Entrance is FREE. Part of Norwich 12 - an initiative of Norwich Heritage, Economic & Regeneration Trust.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION
Earlham Rd, Norwich NR2 2PA, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 1603 624615

Similar Things to Do in Norwich

Write a ReviewReviews (182)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"tower tour"
in 4 reviews
"lovely stained glass"
in 3 reviews
"victorian architecture"
in 3 reviews
"peaceful visit"
in 2 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 15 reviews
"grade listed building"
in 2 reviews
"ring road"
in 3 reviews
"peaceful atmosphere"
in 3 reviews
"outside seating"
in 4 reviews
"excellent cafe"
in 4 reviews
"scones"
in 6 reviews
"busy road"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 7 reviews
"plantation gardens"
in 2 reviews
"city centre"
in 8 reviews
"gift shop"
in 6 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 170 reviews

Reviewed 7 February 2018

Having completed a city walk we had lunch in the refectory , on a summer day it would be a great outdoor venue in the garden. The staff made us welcome and no trouble to reserve a table. The choice of soup was hard to...More

Thank scorpionana
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Born and bred in Norwich but had never visited the Catholic Cathedral before. What a magnificent building with a popular café and great information about Catholicism in England and the history of the Cathedral. Well worth a visit.

Thank Martin T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Great venue and the food is tasty. Lovely to pop in for tea and scones. I have had breakfast here a few times also and again good choice and tasty.

Thank mrandmiss
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 13 December 2017

What a find, The refectory offers delicious snacks and meals throughout the day. We enjoyed spicy parsnip soup with cheese scone, linguine Bolognese, and vegetable curry. The menu is varied and at this time of year offers a three course Christmas dinner. Cheery volunteers help...More

Thank Ian M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We often visit simply because the garden is lovely and safe for the children to explore. The gardener and her team have created a lovely tranquil space with lots for kids to look at- I struggle to get my two inside when we visit- even...More

Thank huntch01
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 November 2017

My son was baptized here and what a venue to have it done. Towering imagery, incredible sculptures carved into the columns. There is a café/bar here too where you can grab a coffee or cake. It's a very impressive building with a lot to take...More

Thank jameswatling
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Beautiful building and interior.Very impressed how they describe Catholic faith to visitors.Please visit and leave a donation.Hoped to see a priest for a few words but maybe next time.

Thank toddy123741
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 November 2017

One of two Cathedrals in Norwich. Repeat visits required to see this extensive Catholic cathedral. Peaceful atmosphere in church itself. Interior tasteful; magnificent pillars and beautiful stained glass windows. Crucifix above main altar, similar to that at Westminster Cathedral. I understand there are guided tours....More

Thank Anne Marie D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

A beautifully example of a Cathedral, located just outside the city ring road. We accessed it via footbridge over the A147, from the ‘Norwich Lanes’ part of the city. It took about 10 mins to walk there from the centrally located market place. Take time...More

1  Thank filthurlow
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 October 2017

On the last day of my staying in Norwich I had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful cathedral a genuine masterpiece that worth to be visited . It´s not far away from the city centre .

Thank LilyFlynn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 50 hotels in Norwich
The Beeches Hotel
315 reviews
.60 km away
The Beeches Lodge
58 reviews
.65 km away
The Beeches Apartments
66 reviews
.67 km away
The Georgian Townhouse
262 reviews
.72 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Woolf & Social
203 reviews
.59 km away
The Black Horse
227 reviews
.36 km away
The Chip Shop
69 reviews
.27 km away
The Workshop
226 reviews
.37 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Plantation Garden
341 reviews
.65 km away
Norwich Theatre Royal
686 reviews
1.18 km away
Norwich Arts Centre
58 reviews
1.00 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
David C
3 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
0
Votes
Gillian J
24 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
0
Votes