Welcome to Walsingham Abbey, where the grounds surrounding our historic house are famous for the spectacular ruins of the mediaeval Priory of our Lady of Walsingham, as well as miraculous swathes of naturalised snowdrops in early spring.

Walsingham Abbey Grounds and the Shirehall Museum are currently closed.

As of the latest lockdown restrictions, January 5th 2021, we are unable to confirm whether our famous snowdrop walks will be able to open this year.

When we are open, visitors can explore the Priory ruins, meadows, woodland and quiet river walks alongside the Stiffkey. You can play, or picnic. Dogs are very welcome but must be kept on their leads throughout your visit.

‘Walsingham’ is two unspoiled, connected North Norfolk villages, Little, or ‘New’ Walsingham, and a mile away, Great or ‘Old’ Walsingham; both have a wealth of historic buildings, shops and places to eat and drink. 

Walsingham has a long history of religious pilgrimage, dating back to the 11th century. Today here at Walsingham Abbey we welcome any and all modern pilgrims, from any denomination, or none. All are very welcome.

We’re Good To Go

We are accredited with Visit Britain’s ‘We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard and consumer mark, designed to provide confidence for businesses, attractions and destinations as well as reassurance to local residents and visitors that clear processes are in place.

Latest news

January 2021

Just they start to appear, we are sad to say that we will not be opening for snowdrops as planned, which was to be from 25th January. We are very much hoping that it will be possible to open later in the season. Meanwhile here’s a little clump of galanthus nivalis in a sunny spot …