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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.

Walsingham Abbey Grounds will be open for local exercise from Friday 26th February to Sunday 7th March, 11am-4pm

The Shirehall Museum is currently closed.

Under the latest lockdown restrictions, we are permitted to be open for local visitors for daily exercise. If you live locally you are most welcome to come and enjoy the last few day of snowdrop walks in the Abbey Grounds.

We will review our opening arrangements from 8th March.

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

February 2021

Walsingham Abbey Grounds will be open for local exercise from Friday 26th February until Sunday 7th March inclusive. We will then review our opening for the period from Monday 8th March up until Easter.  Open 11am-4pm at the High Street Gate. Walsingham Abbey Grounds is permitted to be open as a public open space, a category which includes …

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 …