Historic Church Tours 2021: Christmas Spirit in Norwich

2nd December 2021
Member: £55.00
Non Member: £65.00
Meet at Norwich Train Station
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Enjoy the festive atmosphere at this magical time of year.

This tour is currently fully booked. If you would like to join the waiting list please email [email protected] or call 0800 206 1463.

Please note all tours will be assessed for Covid safety in line with any Government directions that apply at that point in time with full refunds available in the event of cancellation. 

On this walking tour discover the incredible rich heritage of Norwich and enjoy the festive delights of mulled wine and mince pies along the way.

Our first stop will be Norwich Cathedral, a spectacular example of Romanesque architecture. Over 900 years old this Norman cathedral is truly awe inspiring, and there is much to enjoy inside and out.

Next we will visit Norwich's medieval Great Hospital that has been serving the community since the 13th century. With a guided tour discover the rich and varied history and architecture including one of the smallest monastic cloisters in England; a fine medieval refectory; excellent examples of Georgian decorated ceilings; an 18th century swan pit and a large Victorian hall are some examples of this.

After a short walk into the heart of the historic Norwich Lanes we will visit the CCT church of St John Maddermarket. Situated on a busy street this 500 year old city church has always been urban in setting which is reflected in it's unusual proportions - being almost as wide as it is long.

From our final stop enjoy the view of Christmas lights over Norwich Market and City Hall. St Peter Mancroft is the largest of the city's 31 medieval parish churches. Known for it's medieval stained glass and renaissance treasures there is much to discover here.

Christmas Spirit in Norwich FAQs

  • What is the tour capacity? We have enough room for 20 guests on this tour, so book early to avoid disappointment!
  • Where at Norwich train station will we be meeting? We will be meeting outside the main entrance.
  • I would like to stay in the local area the night before. Are there any hotels near the train station that you would recommend? Premier Inn Norwich Nelson City Centre and Central Hotel are both a short walk from the train station. For more hotels, see Visit Norwich’s website.
  • I am planning to drive to Norwich. What parking arrangements are available near the train station and how much does it cost to park? There is a NCP-operated car park in the train station’s forecourt which has 44 spaces. Its off-peak day rate is £11.20. Across the road is the Riverside Car Park which has 740 spaces. Its day rate is £20.
  • How frequently do trains arrive and depart from Norwich train station? Direct services between Norwich and London depart from Liverpool Street every 30 minutes. Norwich is also served by direct services from other stations including Cambridge, Liverpool Lime Street and Great Yarmouth. For more information on times and fares please see National Rail Enquiries.
  • What are the lunch/dinner arrangements? We will be enjoying lunch in the Cathedral Refectory.
  • Who will be the guide/lead on tour? So that we can deliver the highest quality experience in collaboration with the best local experts, we are not yet able to confirm who will be leading this tour. Once you have booked on, however, we will confirm with you who will lead this tour nearer to the start date.
  • How do I notify you of dietary requirements? You can notify us of any dietary requirements when making your booking over the phone or when completing a paper booking form. If we have not been able to capture your dietary requirements when making your booking then please email us at [email protected] or call us on 0800 206 1463.
  • What is the cancellation/refund policy? If you are no longer able to make the tour after booking then please let us know as soon as possible. If you cancel your booking more than one month before the tour start date, then you will be entitled to a full refund. If you cancel within one month of your tour then unfortunately we are not able to offer a refund, however we will do our best to offer you a place on another tour.

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