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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.

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.

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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.