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Cathedral Close


Escape in the Cathedral Close.

Discover a haven of tranquillity in the Cathedral Close with its green open spaces and historic listed buildings. Enjoy a peaceful walk or even stop off for an al fresco lunch!

The largest cathedral close of all English cathedrals,the Close comprises 44 tranquil acres, contains 83 listed buildings and echoes the Cathedral’s monastic past.

Today's Cathedral Close

Today's Cathedral Close falls into two distinct parts – the Upper Close and Lower Close. The Upper Close is an area of large green space stretching along the west front of the Cathedral and includes many buildings occupied by Norwich School and local businesses.

The Lower Close is located to the east and is made up of quaint Georgian properties overlooking a large green. This area includes many residential properties and winding lanes which lead to the beautiful Pulls Ferry and river front, perfect for relaxing or taking a peaceful walk.

As well as being a haven of tranquillity in the city, the Cathedral Close is used for various events, including the Norfolk & Norwich Festival and City College graduation.



What's On

October '15

Tour of Broderers Guild workshop
Veganism: practice, ethics and challenges
An Evening Tour of the Cathedral
Christian perspectives on War
A very English reformation?
Visiting Choir: Singers Inspired
Come and Sing Mozart Requiem

November '15

Girls' Choir celebration
Mission in the 19th and 21st centuries
Transforming time: eschatology and the New Testament