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The Great Hospital

Bishopgate, Norwich NR1 4EL, England
+44 1603 622022
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Absolutely stunning

What an amazing place hidden away behind walls. Church, alms houses and simply beautiful gardens... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Chester, United Kingdom
Norwich's best kept secret

What a wonderful privilege to have a Gala Dinner at this remarkable place - a hospital caring for... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Clare V
Norwich, United Kingdom
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One of Norwich's leading Venus for hospitality and events a perfect place to mix business with pleasure. The Great Hospital was founded in 1249 by Bishop Walter de Suffield with the original beneficiaries being aged priests, poor scholars, and sick and hungry paupers. This Beautiful private estate is steeped in history. The site includes a total of 15 listed buildings including the only surviving ‘swan pit’ in the UK.
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Bishopgate, Norwich NR1 4EL, England
+44 1603 622022
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

What an amazing place hidden away behind walls. Church, alms houses and simply beautiful gardens. A calm oasis hidden away in the centre of Norwich.

Thank gmb1947
Reviewed 28 May 2017

What a wonderful privilege to have a Gala Dinner at this remarkable place - a hospital caring for people since 1249. Now the two remarkable medieval halls are available for special functions, supported by an excellent events team and chef. We had an exceptional dinner...More

Thank Clare V
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Can't just walk around outside site although it's easy to get onto site without seeing any signs. Guess they want your money that's why

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Attended a birthday party at this venue, the second such visit for a celebration. The venue is magnificent, the staff smartly dressed, polite and very helpful. The food was very good and professionally served. The reception and dining rooms were very clean and very warm;...More

Thank KHreviewer
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We visited the Great Hospital as part of the Heritage weekend events. As the site is still providing superb accommodation for older people, it is not open very often, so we were delighted to manage to get tickets for this event. The history of the...More

Thank Judi W
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I can only describe this hidden gem in the heart of Norwich as 'amazing!!' We had an excellent tour by Charlie, extremely knowledgeable and very passionate about the building, the history and works within The Great Hospital. Would I recommend this? ... YES!! 100%!! Can't...More

Thank Gail5B
Reviewed 19 July 2016

The lovely staff of the Great hospital organised a tour for us, the Master Kevin showed us around he was a really helpful man with lots of interesting historical knowledge. The actual buildings were very beautiful and very interesting. We would defiantly recommend a visit...More

Thank assisttust1990
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We arranged a business lunch at the Great Hospital, followed by a tour. What a fantastic experience all round. The food was first rate and the tour was fascinating. We heard all about the swan pit (the last remaining one in Britain) and about how...More

Thank auldjo4
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The Great Hospital in Bishopgate, Norwich, is a beautiful setting and hosts a number of events throughout the year. Yesterday, I went along to an afternoon tea, held at the Hospital for an important charity, and it was a wonderful afternoon. We were blessed, pardon...More

Thank Samantha_L_M
Reviewed 23 June 2016

My Husband and I booked a guided tour of The Great Hospital in Bishopgate Norwich - having walked past the building many times and not really sure what the buildings were used for - What a fabulous tour and Blue Badge Guide - He was...More

Thank jill w
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