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Historic Site

St Benets Abbey

St Benets Abbey

Details

Ruins of a monastery founded in AD1020 by King Canute. A 14th century gatehouse with important carvings, 18th century windmill tower, the foundation of the abbey church and a perimeter wall around the 34 acres of earthworks with fishponds.

Regular guided tours and downloadable audio tours from the website.

Picnic site

Opening details

Open all year, dawn to dusk.
Part of a working farm - dogs must be kept on leads when livestock are present.

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 3 May Guided Tours
Sat 6 - Sun 7 May Guided Tours
Wed 10 May Guided Tours
Sat 13 - Sun 14 May Guided Tours
Wed 17 May Guided Tours
Sat 20 - Sun 21 May Guided Tours

Address

(Parish of Horning),
Ludham,
Norfolk,
UK

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TG 383156  Lat: 52.68563 Long: 1.52438

By foot/bike: Routes by foot or bike from Ludham Bridge and from Ludham Village (about 2 miles each way).
By river: Free 24 hour moorings adjacent to the abbey site.
Nearest station: Hoveton
By road: From Norwich on the A1062: Turn right near the Dog Inn after Ludham Bridge. Right again after about 0.5 miles, continue down to site. Small car park (10 spaces). Alternative parking sometimes provided on days of events - please check website for details.

Facilities

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