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Walsingham Abbey

Common Place | The Shirehall Museum, Walsingham NR22 6BP, England
+44 1328 820510
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Hidden gem

We were too late for the snowdrops but there were daffodils and we still enjoyed a damp walk around... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Julie P
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Wonderful Carpet of Snowdrops

Haven't been here for years so it was wonderful to return to such an amazing spectacle. So... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
NorfolkRoamer
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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Common Place | The Shirehall Museum, Walsingham NR22 6BP, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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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

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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.

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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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Reviewed 13 February 2018

What a fabulous place to stroll around for a couple of hours. Carpeted in snowdrops at this time of the year. Also included in the £5 admission fee is the Shirehall Museum which is full of interesting local artefacts and history plus the Bridewell. You...More

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Elizabeth B, Owner at Walsingham Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments. For information on parking, there is some more parking at the village coach park next to the former railway station - this is currently free as there is no machine, although a pay and display meter is on its...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Snowdrops gorgeous, £5 entry but includes a free coffee. Bit muddy so take appropriate footwear. Will go back and explore properly when the weather improves. Delighted we could take our dog too!

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Elizabeth B, Owner at Walsingham Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Pleased to hear you and your dog had a happy time. Yes, dogs are always welcome (on the lead)! Conditions underfoot do vary depending on the weather. We recommend suitable footwear for a woodland, riverside, walk. Wellies or walking boots are good.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

The extensive Abbey Grounds contain the ruins of the famous Augustinian Priory and snowdrops as far as the eye can see. Worth a visit alone. I can also recommend a visit to the Anglian Cloister Gardens and the 14th century Slipper Chapel. A site of...More

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Elizabeth B, Owner at Walsingham Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments and for giving us five stars. Yes, the Anglican Shrine is very nearby, a couple of minutes walk. To walk to the Slipper Chapel is around a mile from Walsingham, or 20 minutes, on a level path (the former...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Cost £5 per person entrance fee, Get there first thing to miss the crowds , was fantastic to walk the grounds , take your wellies and rap up warm 👍

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Elizabeth B, Owner at Walsingham Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Thank you for giving us five stars, and your advice is perfect!

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

If you are in the area & like flowers then the snowdrop walk in the Abbey grounds is a must see. It is an amazing sight & from a distance just looks like a carpet of snow. It is beautiful with the snowdrops following the...More

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Elizabeth B, Owner at Walsingham Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. You are absolutely right, the snowdrops do reach their peak around mid month of February. We would agree as well, you do need to bring wellies or walking boots or similar, especially when it's been wet.

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