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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’ 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.

The Abbey Grounds will be closed from Tuesday 30th November to Sunday 23rd January inclusive.

We look forward to opening from Monday 24th January 2022 for the snowdrop season.

Latest news

Snowdrop Walks 2022

Snowdrop season 2022 We are delighted to say we have spotted the first snowdrops in the grounds, and that we will be open for snowdrop walks from Monday 24th January-Sunday 6th March, daily 10am-4pm. Admission will be at the High Street Gate. We will be operating a one-way system to avoid congestion, with exit through The Shirehall Museum. Admission …

Closed for deep winter

The Abbey Grounds, Shirehall Museum and Prison are now closed for the winter. We look forward to reopening at the earliest sign of spring, with the snowdrops,  from Monday 24th January.