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The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Unthank Rd, Norwich NR2 2PA, UK

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About The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist was located in immediately outside the ring road on the western edge of central Norwich. The first view of it is quite astonishing. Because of its fairly constrained site, vistas of it are usually at sharp angles. Flying buttress throughout let you know this is a church that is serious business. It is the second-largest Roman Catholic cathedral in England, the largest being Westminster Cathedral. It is one of two cathedrals in the city of Norwich.



Attractions near The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Plantation Garden0.12km from The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

The Plantation Garden is a restored Victorian town garden located off Earlham Road, Norwich, Norfolk. As of 2021, visitors are asked to pay £2 to visit the garden, which is open daily throughout the year.  includes a 'Gothic' fountain, flower beds, lawns, woodland walkways, rustic bridge, Italianate terrace, ‘Medieval’ terrace wall; and hundreds of architectural details fashionable in the mid 19th century.

Strangers' Hall0.6km from The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Strangers Hall is a marvelous Tudor merchant's house, used as a museum of local history since the 1930s.  See the Tudor Great Hall, the fine Georgian dining room, and the magnificent stone-vaulted undercroft. Although Strangers' Hall has been the home of many varied members of society, including a solicitor and a dance master, it is most notable as the residence of numerous Mayors of Norwich, having first served this purpose in 1340.

Norwich Market0.61km from The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Norwich Market is an attractive and vibrant mix of food, crafts, flowers, services, and much more. One of the oldest and largest outdoor markets in the country, it has 189 stalls trading Monday to Saturday, with a handful open on Sundays. Browse through the stalls and you will find a fantastic range of goods and services; whether you’re after clothes, children’s toys, jewelry, household goods, flowers, keys cut or shoes mended, the market has it all!

Norwich Castle0.84km from The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Norwich Castle was designed to be a royal palace, which was built by the Normans in the 11th century.  In the thousand years since its construction the castle has been used variously as a military fort, a county jail and, most recently, a museum. Today, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery is home to collections of fine art, archaeology and natural history, as well as touring exhibitions from national galleries.

Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service0.91km from The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Norfolk Museums Service holds over three million objects within its varied collections ranging from Natural History, Social History, World collections and Archaeology to Contemporary Art and Regimental History. Many of the collections are of national and international importance.

Elm Hill0.93km from The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

This lovely street dates back to medieval times and is one of the finest and prettiest of its kind in England. It is bounded at its western end by the church of St Peter Hungate and at the eastern end by that of St Simon and St Jude.  Today it is lined on both sides mostly by timber-framed merchants' houses which were built in the early sixteenth century following a fire in 1507 that devastated the earlier medieval street and much of the surrounding area.

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Norfolk is a county in East Anglia in England. It borders Lincolnshire to the northwest, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest, and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea and to the northwest, The Wash.Norfolk County’s most popular tourist attractions are the beaches, ports, towns and villages along Lake Erie, known as Ontario’s South Coast.