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.

We are delighted to say that we have reopened the Abbey Grounds to visitors.

We’re Good To Go

We’ve been 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.

The entrance to the Abbey Grounds is normally at Walsingham’s Georgian Shirehall Museum, but for the moment the Shirehall Museum will remain closed. Entry for now will be in Walsingham High Street, at the medieval gatehouse built as the main entrance to the Priory in the mid 14th century.

Visitors can explore the Priory ruins, wildflower meadows, woodland which is romantically green in summer, and quiet river walks alongside the Stiffkey. You can play, or picnic.

Dogs are very welcome but must be kept on the lead.

‘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 as well as 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.

Latest news

We are Good to Go

We are pleased to say that we have been accredited with the Visit England ‘Good to Go’ Industry Standard mark. Acquiring the Industry Standard mark means that we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. We have put up …

Reopening Saturday 4th July

We are pleased to be able to reopen on Saturday 4th July. We will be open from that date with our usual hours for this time of year, which are daily, 11am-4pm. Admission will be at the High Street Gate. Card payments only please. See our visitor information for details.