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Visit this spectacular historic building to attend a service, event or exhibition, or simply to marvel at its splendid Romanesque architecture.

Norwich is known for its high density of medieval churches, but even among so many wonderful examples of historic religious architecture, Norwich Cathedral stands out. This is the best-preserved Norman cathedral to be found anywhere in England, and it is an exquisite example of Romanesque architecture. Come here to wonder at the grandeur of this vast building, which is beautiful inside or out, or plan to attend one of the events, exhibitions or Church of England services held here regularly.

Work on the cathedral began at the end of the 11th century, under the supervision of Bishop Herbert, a Norman cleric. Some say he constructed the cathedral as a means of atoning for the fact he had bought his way into his high position in the church. In any case, it would be many years before the building was completed, and Bishop Herbert did not live to see it.

As late as the 15th century a major new element, a new spire, was added. Visit the building today, however, and the majority of what you will see is still typical Norman architecture, despite the later additions.

The cathedral remains operational and services are held throughout the week. Check the events calendar before you visit as there are many other activities and events to enjoy here, too. Attend one of the free exhibitions or see if a concert is scheduled.

If you don’t feel like going to anything specific, take the time to just enjoy the atmosphere of this historic place. Take a book and relax in the cloisters, admire the stunning vaulted ceiling in the nave, or stop for a bite to eat in the café. On a nice day, a stroll through the herb garden and Japanese garden is another possible treat.

Find Norwich Cathedral close to the heart of the city, just minutes away on foot from other major historic attractions such as Norwich Castle and Dragon Hall. Plan your visit ahead of time, or just duck inside whenever you need a moment of tranquility and a break from the buzz of the city center.

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