‘A pub for every day of the year and a church for every week’, or so it was said. Today, the city has fewer pubs and, although many heritage churches are now redundant, they remain part of the cityscape.
Norwich, like Liverpool ‘has a cathedral to spare’! Gilbert Scott’s 1910 gothic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist the sits high on a hill overlooking the river. Herbert de Losinga’s 1096 romanesque Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity on a spit of land once surrounded by riverside marshes.
The cathedrals provide twin starting points for the Walsingham Way, but it is not long before two routes meet. Pilgrims starting out from other points might join the Walsingham Way at start of the Marriott’s Way north of the Barn Road roundabout.
Pilgrims arriving at the mainline station, will find the natural route leads them through the ancient Cathedral Close.