When can I climb the tower?

The Parish Church is open daily from about 9 a.m. until about 4 p.m. in the winter and about 5 p.m. or later in the summer. The tower is currently closed for the winter and will re-open on Easter Saturday (15th April) and Easter Monday (17th April) 2017. The tower will then be closed until the start of the summer season on Monday 1st May.

We welcome visitors and those wanting a quiet space to think or pray. There is a service on Wednesday morning at 10.00 a.m. and Sunday services are at 9.00 a.m., 10.45 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. Access for visitors is limited during these times, although everyone is welcome at our services.

Tower opening hours are normally 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 11.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. on Saturday - except when the church is in use, or when the weather or other circumstances, make it unsafe to climb. The responsiblity for all such matters rests with the Stewards on duty, and their decision is final. We make a small charge for climbing the tower: £1.50 for adults and 50p for children. (There is no charge for under-fives.  Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.)

The tower is about 50m (160 feet) high and, on a fine day, the view is magnificent. The steep, narrow, spiral stair has more than 170 stone steps and is the only means of access. The pictures give you an idea of what it's like, including the view and the steepness and narrowness of the stairs, to help you make a decision about whether to climb.

Picture looking west from the tower Cromer Pier from the tower Picture of Cromer lighthouse from the tower
The coast (Looking west) Cromer Pier (Looking north) Cromer lighthouse (Looking east)
Looking East: The East Cliff Looking south-west: The Methodist Church Picture of the tower stairs
Methodist Church (looking south-west)
The town centre looking south from the tower
The East Cliff (looking east) Town Centre (Looking south) The tower stairs
Picture of the final flight of the tower stairs Looking south-west: The town centre Picture from the top of the tower - #15
Town Centre (Looking south-west)
Looking south up the Norwich road towards the schools
Cromer Pier (Looking north) Norwich Road (Looking south) The final flight

 

The tower or the church might have to be closed during bad weather; when school parties are visiting; when the church is being used for weddings, funerals or other services; or for other reasons.  Please contact us to check before making a special journey.