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Walsingham Abbey

Common Place | The Shirehall Museum, Walsingham NR22 6BP, England
+44 1328 820510
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So very peaceful

This place is so tranquil and to wander around in such tranquillity in this modern age is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JMB50
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Sprowston, United Kingdom
Peace and tranquility among the plants

We visited on a warm June day and enjoyed meandering through the sunny and shady pathways, soaking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barbara P
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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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Common Place | The Shirehall Museum, Walsingham NR22 6BP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so tranquil and to wander around in such tranquillity in this modern age is wonderful. The open space for outdoor worship is wonderful. I enjoyed coming here and would return if only for some quiet time.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a warm June day and enjoyed meandering through the sunny and shady pathways, soaking up the tranquility and history of the site. The modern world is kept at bay and disabled wheelchair access is challenging but worth the effort. No disabled loo...More

Thank Barbara P
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

When we are in this area we always call at this beautiful place to light a candle for my late mum and the rest of the family so peaceful.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

we had a beautiful morning here when it was very hot. It was great to sit under shady trees & relax. It was well worth the fiver to be there for a morning. Beautiful grounds, quite wild in places, nice river, good for dogs too.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

The village is very old, the ruins of the original building dates from 1061. Lovely countryside to walk through. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

We were too late for the snowdrops but there were daffodils and we still enjoyed a damp walk around the grounds. We didn't venture into the woods. Don't miss the crypt which is all that remains of the abbey building bar the free standing window....More

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Haven't been here for years so it was wonderful to return to such an amazing spectacle. So peaceful and such a beautiful sunny day albeit it freezing cold. The only downside of the visit was the lady on reception who was unwelcoming and frankly rather...More

Thank NorfolkRoamer
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Great time had by all and the dog (on a lead) walking in the lovely grounds of Walsingham Abbey. Definitely worth a visit at this time of the year to see the snowdrops. Having lived locally for over 50 years I can’t believe I’ve missed...More

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Elizabeth B, Owner at Walsingham Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you so much, we are delighted you finally made it!

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Visited today (Sunday 18th February 2018) for the first time. I was extremely impressed, both with the very quaint village and the lovely Abbey grounds. We parked for free in the coach car park (thanks for the tip!) and walked the short distance down to...More

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Elizabeth B, Owner at Walsingham Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you very much for your kind comments, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Walsingham so much. We will pass on your compliments to our friendly ticket seller that is very nice to hear. For future reference, the coach park will shortly have...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

First but definitely not the last visit. The abbey grounds were gorgeous with all the snowdrops. Add some spring sunshine and a lovely walk was had by all. Looking forward to returning in the summer.

Thank Claire C
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Elizabeth B, Owner at Walsingham Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

So happy you enjoyed your visit, you were certainly lucky with the weather.

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