Podtour of Norwich Cathedral
Norwich's Norman cathedral is one of the treasures
of East Anglia. Enhance your sightseeing trip or weekend break in Norwich
with our audio tour of the cathedral.
We'll tell you how the original Norman church was
extended upwards in later times, so that now it has the finest set of Gothic
vaults and roof bosses of any cathedral in the country. You'll meet Bishop
Walter Lyhart, whose nave vault includes a series of bosses with hidden
meanings. We'll show you a grinning little skeleton from Elizabethan times,
a wonderful and very rare medieval painting, and a whole flock of pelicans.
We'll also tell you the stories of the roof bosses in the cloister - like
medieval comic strips, with themes from the life of Jesus to 'Apocalypse
The tour starts at the Erpingham Gate on Tombland,
just west of the cathedral. We enter the cathedral by the west door and
walk around the cathedral, then around the cloisters.