A Cathedral of stories


For over 900 years, the spire of Norwich Cathedral has risen high above our fine city’s skyline and its ancient architecture echoes with stories.


From its beginnings as an 11th century Benedictine monastery to its role as a 21st century Cathedral today, there is so much to explore.

The Cathedral dates back to 1096, when it was founded by Herbert de Losinga, the first Bishop of Norwich, and over the last nine centuries this magnificent place of worship has been at the heart of Norwich and its people.

Explore below some snapshots of just a few of the people, events and stories that are part of Norwich Cathedral’s 900 years of history.