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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. Later in spring the grounds fill with daffodils and the woods with wild garlic and bluebells. In summer the grounds offer a green leafy haven of peace.

Walsingham Abbey Grounds opening hours from 31st May 2021 will be Monday 11am-3.30pm, Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. (Closed Wednesday 2nd June)

‘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 interest for the visitor with historic buildings, shops and places to eat and drink. 

Walsingham has a long history of religious pilgrimage, dating back to the 11th century. Today we welcome visitors and pilgrims from all religious denominations, or none. 

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

Admissions update

We have received a number of enquiries about pre booking. There is no pre booking here, this includes Historic Houses members and the  Gardener’s World two-for-one card scheme. Please just present your card/cards at admissions in the usual way. We are taking card payments only. Admission is at the High Street Gate in Little Walsingham, …

April 2021

Spring is definitely here, and we are pleased to say that Walsingham Abbey Grounds will reopen from Thursday 8th April. Opening days and hours for April will be Thursday – Saturday, 11am-4pm with entry at the High Street Gate. Please remember that it remains essential to continue to comply with social distancing rules. No booking is required. …