This is the second largest Roman Catholic cathedral in England, its status recognised in 1976. It was designed by George Gilbert Scott junior in grand and lofty Early English style, and built on the site of the former town prison. Work started in 1884, and the cathedral was completed in 1910. A memorial in the north isle commemorates Polish people who died in World War II, and the Polish link continues today. The modern Narthex (2010) beside the cathedral houses an educational centre, visitor centre, café, and shop.
Facilities – at a glance
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Facilities: Ramps
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year daily, 7.30am–7.30pm
Also in the area
About the area
The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.
Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.
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