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 distancing signpost reminders, installed hand sanitiser at the entrance and trained our staff in COVID hygiene precautions. Our admissions staff are protected by being inside what we call our ‘Wendy house’ with payment taken from behind a screen. We do not have pre booking facilities, but please be aware and comply with social distancing should a queue form.
In common with other Historic Houses parks, gardens and houses, we have temporarily closed following government advice and with regard to the importance of ensuring the health and safety of both visitors and our staff.
We look forward to being open again and welcoming visitors to Walsingham Abbey.
Privately owned gardens and open air spaces are now able to be open to visitors, if the right precautions are in place. While the grounds themselves are perfect for social distancing, we need to modify our admission arrangements.
We are currently reviewing our procedures and hoping to make this possible soon.
With the grounds closed, it is even quieter here than usual.
We have set up some wildlife cameras and are beginning to capture some remarkable sights especially near the river. With the cameras fairly easily camouflaged, we have been able to see creatures too shy to appear when people are around.
The river Stiffkey runs through the Abbey Grounds, and is a small chalk stream. In the early 19th century the river was enlarged into a serpentine lake. We put one camera at the downstream end of the lake, in front of the Packhorse Bridge.