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Plantation Garden

Plantation Garden

0.12km 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' Hall

Strangers' Hall

0.6km 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 Market

Norwich Market

0.61km 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 Castle

Norwich Castle

0.84km 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 Service

Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

0.91km 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 Hill

Elm Hill

0.93km 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.

Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral

1.2km from The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Norwich Cathedral is a Christian presence in the heart of Norfolk and the Diocese of Norwich. It began, over 900 years ago, as the Cathedral church of a Benedictine Monastery, built to inspire by its sheer size and magnificence. The Cathedral continues to fill today’s visitors with a sense of awe and wonder. The cathedral was completed in 1145 with the Norman tower still seen today topped with a wooden spire covered with lead.

Eaton Park

Eaton Park

2.24km from The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Eaton Park is one of Norwich's most beautiful historic parks. There are 80 glorious acres, packed with great things to see and do for all ages. Its Attractions include a boat pond, crazy golf, a children's playground, a skate park, tennis courts, a putting green and bowling facilities. The park is also home to the formal rose garden and a lily pond.

Norfolk Snowsports Club

Norfolk Snowsports Club

2.95km from The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Norfolk Snowsports Club offers tuition and free practice on a well-serviced dry slope. It was located on Trowse Mountain, on the outskirts of Norwich. It was covered with the popular Snowflex surface, to make the skiing experience as true to life as possible. There are 5 travelator lifts on-site to enable skiers of all levels to get up the slopes easily as well as snow tubing facilities.

Whitlingham Country Park

Whitlingham Country Park

3.19km from The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Whitlingham Country Park sits on the outskirts of Norwich and is the gateway to the Broads. With over 280 acres of beautiful countryside this is a perfect spot for walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers and family outings. The park has cycle paths, a picnic meadow, and a visitors centre with a café, information point and toilet facilities.

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

3.46km from The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

The Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts by architect Norman Foster was built in Norwich, UK in 1974-1978. The building, which contains a collection of world art, was one of the first major public buildings to be designed by the architects Norman Foster and Wendy Cheesman, completed in 1978. As a result, the Sainsbury Centre is much more than a conventional gallery, where the emphasis is not on the art of isolation. On the contrary, one of a series of related activities within a single space, full o

City of Norwich Aviation Museum

City of Norwich Aviation Museum

5.71km from The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

The City of Norwich Aviation Museum is located on the northern edge of Norwich International Airport and is reached by road through the village of Horsham St. Faith. There is a good collection of aircraft including an Avro Vulcan B.2 which flew into the airport after its retirement from service in 1983. The museum welcomed its newest exhibit in October 2020 when it received EL-RJN this aircraft is 21 years old and is an Avro RJ85.

RSPB Strumpshaw Fen

RSPB Strumpshaw Fen

11.93km from The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Strumpshaw Fen is a beautiful and adventurous nature reserve where you can get close to the outstanding wildlife of the Norfolk Broads. Walk around the reedbeds, woodlands, and orchid-rich meadows and you could chance upon marsh harriers, bitterns, and kingfishers. It forms part of the Yare Broads and Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest and lies within the area of The Broads.

BeWILDerwood Norfolk

BeWILDerwood Norfolk

14.29km from The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

A huge, award winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure. Treehouses, Wobbly Wires, Slippery Slopes, Crocklebogs, Twiggles and Boggles, storytelling, boat rides, marsh walks and really yummy food. The whole family can spend hours running, whizzing and clambering on the sustainable wooden play structures, from aerial ropewalks to climbing walls, balancing logs and muddled mazes in a beautiful forest setting.

Hoveton Hall

Hoveton Hall

14.69km from The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

The beautiful Hoveton Hall Estate covers 620 acres of parkland, gardens, woodland, arable and grazing land. This fine Regency Hall was built between 1809-1812 and has been owned by the Buxton family since 1946. Its 19th-century iron glasshouse is a must-see for all visitors to the gardens. Throughout the year the gardens host many different events most of which are free to Historic Houses members.

Ranworth Broad

Ranworth Broad

14.69km from The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Ranworth Broad is a 136-hectare nature reserve on the Norfolk Broads north-east of Norwich in Norfolk, United Kingdom. There is areas of woodland and reedbeds and also there are many species of birds can be seen from the floating Broads Wildlife Centre. An informative boardwalk leads you through a tapestry of beautiful scenery and allows you to explore both the environment and its history.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

15.25km from The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

A beautiful 130 acre ancient woodland and garden in the heart of the broads. An unusual mix of wild and cultivated plantings creates a habitat rich in wildlife.Within the garden is an ancient fishpond , a 950-year-old oak, over 95 recorded species of birds, a private broad, many species of wild and cultivated plants.

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

15.72km from The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

The Royal Air Force Air Defence Radar Museum is a museum on the site of the former Royal Air Force radar and control base RAF Neatishead. The Museum tells the story of Air Defence and Radar from 1935 to date. Using a combination of a guided tour and over 23 themed rooms, the visitor is encouraged to find out about this previously Secret World. It includes a complete Cold War-era Operations Room from which the air defense of Britain was conducted for several decades and so more.

St. Benet's Abbey

St. Benet's Abbey

17.22km from The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

The Abbey of St Benet at Holme lies deep in the Broads, close to the meeting place of the rivers Bure and Ant. This was the only Norfolk monastery founded in the Anglo-Saxon period which continued in use throughout the Middle Ages, and is the only monastery in England which was not closed down by Henry VIII – the Bishop of Norwich is still the Abbot.

Bure Valley Railway (Aylsham station)

Bure Valley Railway (Aylsham station)

18.12km from The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

The Bure Valley Railway is Norfolk's longest Narrow Gauge Steam Railway and operates between the old market town of Aylsham and the bustling Broads towns of Wroxham and is within easy reach of Norwich and the coast. It uses both steam and diesel locomotives. There are intermediate halts at Brampton, Buxton and Coltishall.

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The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Unthank Rd, Norwich NR2 2PA, UK

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.