walsingham abbey



How to find us

Walsingham is half-way between Fakenham and Wells-next-the-Sea.

Entrance to the Abbey Grounds is at the Shirehall Museum in the centre of Little Walsingham.

Entrance at the High Street Gate at weekends (and February half term) during the snowdrop season.

The Museum is closed Nov-Jan. Abbey Grounds winter admission is through the Walsingham Estate Office, 10 Common Place, Walsingham NR22 6BP



Pay and display parking at the Old Mill car park (signed from Common Place and Cokers Hill/Egmere Road).


Coach parking at junction of Sandy Lane and Station Road. Approach the village via the signed route (from Fakenham take B1105 towards Wells-next-the-Sea; take right turn signposted Walsingham 5 miles from Fakenham). Enter the village on the Egmere Road, not via the High Street (which is very narrow). Turn is opposite the Wells & Walsingham Light Railway.

By Rail

The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway

Local bus services

The 29 bus service runs between Wells and Fakenham, approx every hour, and links with the X29 between Fakenham and Norwich and X8 to King’s Lynn. In Wells the 29 links with the Coasthopper service which runs along the coast between King’s Lynn and Cromer.

Bus stops in Common Place and next to the Anglican Shrine. Bus stops by request.

Stagecoach in Norfolk local bus services

Coasthopper timetable

Walsingham village car park passes for longer stays....

Mill Car Park: weekend (Friday pm to Sunday pm) £6, weekly £15, 3 months £65

Coach Park (coaches): weekend £8, weekly £20

Purchase from:

The Estate Office, during office hours Monday-Friday 9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

10 Common Place, Walsingham NR22 6BP

The Shirehall Museum/Tourist Information during opening hours, daily in February 10-4, weekends in March 11-4 and daily April-October 11am-4pm

The Anglican Shrine Accommodation Office

The R. C. Pilgrim Bureau (Coach Park only)