Walsingham Abbey

Walsingham Abbey

Walsingham Abbey
4.5
Ancient Ruins • History Museums
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Walsingham Abbey Grounds surround the ruins of the historic Augustinian Priory of our Lady, England's most famous medieval pilgrimage shrine. The landscape garden, woods and river walks are also renowned for the white carpets of naturalised snowdrops which offer stunning displays in February. Admission includes the Shirehall Museum, originally a pilgrim hostel, which was converted into a Courtroom in Georgian times, and was in use as a court up to the 1970s. Today the Shirehall is Walsingham's museum of the history of pilgrimage and of local law and order. Also on display, Walsingham 950 time line tracing village history since 1061.
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Trixee2015
Leamington Spa, UK21 contributions
Such a beautiful, calm and romantic place to visit and full of history. We visited on the last day of September, dull and overcast and so not very many visitors which added to the feeling of tranquility.

However, if you are partial to the Gothic, it's a place to let your imagination run wild!
Written October 3, 2020
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Cheekycockney190757
Basildon, UK7,630 contributions
Visited on Saturday 09th April 2022, drove past the shrine and avoided the 1-mile pilgrimage walk to the Abbey. Parked in Mill Car Park and took the short walk to the Abbey entrance. Not a great deal to see, in terms of the Abbey itself as there is basically a crypt, and 2 arches of different sizes. There are lovely grounds and a fascinating timeline in the crypt of the Abbey's history.
Written May 23, 2022
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HMP2011
Bedford, UK44 contributions
Very helpful and friendly chap in the ticket kiosk. The grounds are beautiful with the snowdrops at this time of year. Although a lot of people were visiting everyone soon spread out and it was a quiet place to visit and walk. It was larger far better than I expected it to be.
Written February 17, 2022
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gnuttgens
Porthcawl, UK2 contributions
The gardens and ruins were very nice, but what we really came to see was the museum, which was closed. We assumed that the museum was included in the price of entry to the abbey, but there was no indication anywhere that the museum was closed. The museum was included as part of the abbey visit on local leaflets, so we assumed it would be open - or at least that there would be a reduced price to reflect the fact that it was closed.

We asked, and received, our money back.
Written September 16, 2021
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MarpleTraveller
Marple, UK1,110 contributions
Couples
Visiting the Anglican Shrine had been on the to do list for some time. I was not disappointed. The grounds are very well maintained and peaceful. The shrine itself may not be to everyone’s taste but is worth visiting to understand it’s role in the story of the town.
Written July 3, 2021
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Stiabhna
Ruddington, UK44 contributions
With covid restrictions parts of the Abbey were not available. Price of entry £5.50 adult. Lovely photo opportunities of the Abbey ruins and bridges over the river. There are good extensive walks to be had. The woodland walk I undertook would not have been suitable for less able bodies visitors. There was a large well maintained grassed area in front of the ruins to sit down and partake of refreshments.

Nice on a dry warm day but would probably avoid a visit on an inclement day. Not enough to keep yourself occupied.
Written July 1, 2021
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R383ccaCgb
England, UK362 contributions
Couples
We were staying in the area and drove past the gate that leads on to the ground. Curious, we parked the car nearby. It was rather a wet day but we still enjoyed our walk around and stayed there for about an hour or more. Would prefer to go on a sunnier day. Lots of unknown history here
Written September 30, 2020
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suffolkmilly14
Leavenheath, UK64 contributions
What a fabulous garden, beautiful as well as interesting. We were given a map to self navigate which was perfect. We all loved it including the dog. The Abbey remains are fairly extensive compared to a lot I’ve visited and were really interesting.
Written September 28, 2020
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grandad88
Clitheroe, UK575 contributions
We were a bit disappointed with the Abbey. and felt that £5.50 each was rather expensive. To be honest it was not a very pleasant day and maybe on a better day we would have appreciated it more.The grounds are very nice and well kept, the time-line in the crypt was very interesting but there was really very little to see and if you didn't really feel like walking much not really anything else to do.
Written October 22, 2020
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Stephen B
Heywood, UK143 contributions
Couples
Car park nearby was £2 for 2 hours. Ample.
Adult entry £5.50.
There were well marked routes to walk through the Abbey gardens. Lovely wooded areas and a nice walk along the Stiffkey River.
As for the Abbey, there is very little of it left.
Written September 9, 2021
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