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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.

From Monday 4th April – Sunday 6th November the Abbey Grounds will be open Monday & Wednesday 11am-3.30pm, Tuesday & Thursday-Sunday 11am-4pm.

Latest news

Winter closure

The Abbey Grounds, Ruins and Shirehall Museum remain open daily until Sunday 6th November. From Monday 31st October there will be no access to the Dell, as significant tree works begin. We will then be closed to visitors from Monday 7th November to Sunday 22nd January 2023. All being well, we will reopen on Monday …