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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.

We are delighted to say that the Abbey Grounds are open daily 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 currently 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. Please take any rubbish away with you.

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.

Latest news

Opening hours for November

How encouraging it has been to see so many visitors enjoying the Abbey Grounds over the past few weeks. The Abbey Grounds will continue to be open daily up to and including Sunday 1st November. From 2nd November we will be open for four days a week: Wednesday-Saturday 11am-4pm.  (Closed Sunday-Tuesday).  

Rule of Six

In line with government guidance, we are permitted to continue to admit more people in total but no one should visit us in a group of more than six people.  Groups of more than six people cannot be admitted unless you all live together (or are in the same support bubble) You should avoid social interaction with …

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 …