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Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

Norwich Cathedral is a 10-minute stroll from the train station or the centre of Norwich.

You can also take a scenic detour from the train station with guided walks along the River Wensum, and then wind your way into the city centre.

Buses from across Norfolk and North Suffolk stop very nearby.

There are direct trains to Norwich from: Great Yarmouth (60 mins), Sheringham (60 mins), Cambridge (75 mins), Peterborough (85 mins), London (105 mins) and further afield.

Check our recommended route for step-by-step directions and use our journey planner to get the best route from where you are.

Free admission, donations welcome

Travel Norfolk Fusion Day tickets cover bus operators across Norfolk, and First have a Norwich Zone ticket. When you travel by train, a Norwich PlusBus ticket offers unlimited travel around the city by bus.

Greater Anglia Rail has a range of train ticket discounts and offers at events and attractions. Groups of three or more travelling by train can save money with a GroupSave ticket. For more money-saving tips see our handy guides to trains and buses.

The scenic Bittern Line (with audio tour) from Sheringham and Wherry Lines (with audio tour) from Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft run direct to Norwich.

Bus 13, the Turquoise Line to Attleborough and Wymondham is also described as scenic.

There are cycle racks at the West Front of the Cathedral (near the entrance to Norwich School) and also by the South Door of the Cathedral (near the Cloister).

Plan your cycle route here. Or download a Norwich cycle map; the cathedral is on the Pink route, but all city centre routes pass nearby.

National Route 1 passes just by Norwich Cathedral and the Marriott’s Way follows it to Alysham. From the other side of the River Wensum, you can cycle to the South Norfolk Broads. You can also cycle from Ely Cathedral or St Edmundsbury Cathedral. The Rebellion Way is also a circular route through Norwich.

You can hire a bike in Norwich from Beryl bike or a bike shop.

Take a scenic route through Norwich Cathedral’s Close when walking between the train station and the city centre. You can walk along the River Wensum and take a detour to Cow Tower. Other nearby walking routes to explore include the Edith Cavell Pilgrimage route, which pays tribute to the Norfolk nurse and First World War heroine, and also the Nooks and Crannies walks. Here’s a Cathedral map, Norwich map and longer detour.

Discover Norwich with a nearby Bittern Line walk, peasant rebellion walk or plague history walk. Stop along the way to play grown-up poems and children’s poems on your phone. Out of town, there’s a natural history and orienteering trail.

At the edge of Norwich, the Marriott’s Way and Wherryman’s Way (Cross Norfolk Trail), Kett’s CountryBoudicca Way and Yare Valley Walk footpaths start.

Norwich train station has a taxi rank. Book ahead with ABC 01603 666333 or Green Frog 01603 744747.

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains, and here’s information on accessibility at Norwich Cathedral.

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About Norwich Cathedral

For more than 900 years, Norwich Cathedral’s spire has risen high above the city’s skyline and its ancient architecture echoes with stories. From its beginnings as a Benedictine monastery to its role as a modern-day Cathedral, there is so much to explore.

Here are just a few highlights:

• Look up at the soaring 96m high spire – the second tallest in England and home to peregrine falcons!
• Explore the spectacular centuries-old Cloister which is the biggest of its kind in the country.
• Marvel at a treasure trove of magnificent medieval roof bosses – Norwich Cathedral has the largest collection in the world!
• Take a free Cathedral tour on the hour every hour 10am-3pm Monday to Saturday.
• Pay tribute to Norfolk nurse and First World War heroine Edith Cavell whose final resting place is at the Cathedral and whose story of self-sacrifice has inspired people around the world.
• Hear the Cathedral’s stunning choir sing beautiful Choral Evensong at 5.30pm most weekdays and 3.30pm most Sundays.
• Find unique gifts in the Cathedral shop which is open Monday to Saturday 9.30am-5pm and Sunday 11.45am-3.30pm.
• Wander around the picture-perfect Cathedral Close, stopping off at Pull’s Ferry where the stone arrived from Normandy to build Norwich Cathedral in Norman times.
• Enjoy a tasty treat from Bread Source at The Refectory Bakery and Café which is based on the site of the original monks’ dining room.
• Look out for Budge the cat, the feline friend who has made Norwich Cathedral his second home!

For any queries about visiting contact Norwich Cathedral on 01603 218300 or reception@cathedral.org.uk

Address: Norwich Cathedral, The Chapter Office, 65 The Close, Norwich, NR1 4DH. Visit Website