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image for Historic Site item typeWalsingham Abbey Grounds at Walsingham Abbey Grounds & The Shirehall

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Abbey, next open Mon 27 Mar - Sun 5 Nov 2017, £2.50-£5

Walsingham Abbey Grounds

Walsingham Abbey Grounds


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.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Partial wheelchair access.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Mon 27 Mar - Sun 5 Nov 2017 Mon - Sun 11:00 to 16:00
Mon 6 Nov - Fri 22 Dec 2017 Mon - Fri 11:00 to 13:00 14:00 to 16:00
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.


Admission to Walsingham Abbey Grounds includes the Shirehall Museum when it is open. Adult £5.00, child 6-16 £2.50. Under 6 free.

Also at this Venue


Walsingham Estate Trading Ltd

01328 820510


Common Place,
NR22 6BP



See location of Walsingham Abbey Grounds and The Shirehall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TF 938378  Lat: 52.89412 Long: 0.87440

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

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 25 miles from King's Lynn/Norwich station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Partial wheelchair access.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree