Walsingham Abbey Grounds & The Shirehall

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A place of pilgrimage since the 11th century, visitors can enjoy the tranquil gardens and, over the ancient packhorse bridge, the river and woodland walks lead into unspoilt woods and parkland famous for spectacular snowdrops in early spring.

The Shirehall Museum

Original Georgian Courthouse and Walsingham history museum

Walsingham Bridewell

Unrestored Georgian prison in the centre of Little Walsingham.

Partial wheelchair access. Historic Houses property. Historic Houses members admitted free except on charity days.

Guide Prices

Admission to Walsingham Abbey Grounds includes the Shirehall Museum when it is open. Adult £5.50, child 6-16 £2.50. Under 6 free.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Picnic site


  • Children welcome


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


Map & Directions

Road Directions

In centre of Little Walsingham village, 4.5 miles north of Fakenham or south from Wells-next-the-Sea, off B1105

Accessible by Public Transport: King's Lynn/Norwich station is 25 miles away.

Walsingham Abbey Grounds & The Shirehall

Type:Historic Site

Walsingham Abbey Grounds & The Shirehall, Common Place, Walsingham, Norfolk, NR22 6BP

Tel: 01328 820510

Opening Times

* Walsingham Abbey Grounds and ruins are open throughout the year. When the Shirehall Museum is closed, entry is on weekdays only, and the entrance is at The Estate Office, adjacent to the Museum.

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