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Walsingham Abbey

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 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...more
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Common Place | The Shirehall Museum, Walsingham NR22 6BP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The museum was interesting. Many of the buildings shown in the old photos of the village are still there today! The court room was particularly interesting. The grounds were lovely. We wandered round the woodland walk for ages! The lady...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank suemarb
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely walk round the abbey and gardens. Would be better when the snowdrops are out, but still a serene walk on a beautiful day

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Alfdee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely walk round the abbey grounds with the dog very picturesque & peaceful well worth a visit so pretty

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JulieR669
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had arrived at Walsingham on the light railway from Wells and decided to spend a couple of hours there before we caught the train back. We spent most of that time in the Abbey grounds, briefly looking at the exhibits which would have merited...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Stephen D
Reviewed July 4, 2019

Visited the abbey the courthouse and the goal. Really interesting and lots of information. The lady who was working there was extremely helpful knowledgable and friendly. Spent a lovely day wandering around the grounds.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sue C
Reviewed June 29, 2019

Easy to get to on the steam railway. A beautiful and interesting spot for a peaceful stroll. The timeline displayed in the crypt is fascinating and not to be missed.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sue_ChrisBracknell_
Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful grounds, great procession and lovely atmosphere of reverence and holiness Thanks for your integrity and for looking after Our Ladyxx

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Geraldine R
Reviewed June 11, 2019 via mobile

We visited Walsingham while on holiday in Norfolk, not knowing what to expect- perhaps a shrine, or a small church or something. We were blown away! Whilst we are Christians, my wife & I are very non- conformist & aren't into 'Holy' sites or pilgrimages....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Henso
WalsinghamEstate, Owner at Walsingham Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2019

These are such lovely comments, we think describing our neighbours across the road at the Anglican Shrine of Our Lady in Walsingham. Walsingham Abbey is the site of the original medieval shrine, also a special place which is open to the public and which welcomes...More

Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

Evocative and atmospheric, the sight of the east window standing in parkland was so beautiful, and It was easy to envisage the huge abbey that Henry V111 had destroyed. Not much else to see there (thanks Henry!) although the map indicated further grounds to enjoy....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mumblesnanny
WalsinghamEstate, Owner at Walsingham Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2019

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed the atmosphere and beauty here. It is a shame that you did not have enough time to explore the grounds fully. Our admission price of £5.50 per person includes the Ruins, grounds (18 acres...More

Reviewed April 18, 2019

Unfortunately we did not have very long to look round this attraction as it closed at 4pm and part of the garden closed at 3.30pm. Considering it did not get dark until around 6pm I think it would have been possible to stay open a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Nicola S
WalsinghamEstate, Owner at Walsingham Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2019

Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit here. Unfortunately we cannot afford to extend our opening hours. Currently these are 11am-4pm (until the beginning of November). We close the Dell at 3.30pm to help to ensure that no...More

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joanne c
February 20, 2019|
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Response from WalsinghamEstate | Property representative |
We are open tomorrow 21st February 10-4. We are open every day 10-4 until 3rd March. No booking and no special sessions, I’m not sure where you would have seen that as it is not the case. We do have different opening hours... More