Directions & Travel

Map 3

Directions & Travel

From the North:

A1(M) to Newark; A17 to King's Lynn; A148 to Fakenham; B1105 to Walsingham

From the Midlands:

A47 to King's Lynn; A148 to Fakenham; or A14 to Newmarket then A11 to Thetford, A134 to Mundford; A1065 to Swaffham and Fakenham; B1105 to Walsingham

From the South:

M11/A11 to Thetford;
A134 to Mundford; A1065 Swaffham and Fakenham; B1105 to Walsingham

(N.B. since the recent completion of the dualling of the A11 between Barton Mills and Thetford it is much quicker to continue on to Thetford, rather than taking the A1065 at Barton Mills to Brandon. Take the A134 (signed King's Lynn) at the second roundabout on the Thetford bypass; at Mundford take the A1065 to Swaffham & Fakenham)

From Norwich:

A1067 to Fakenham; B1105 to Walsingham

From Fakenham:

Coaches should follow bus sign-posted routes (B1105) to Wells-next-the-Sea. Cars may take the restricted route via East Barsham and Houghton St Giles.

Public Transport:

Travelling by public transport can be a challenge, but useful information can be found on http://www.travelineeastanglia.org.uk

Rail:

There is an hourly rail service from London King's Cross to King's Lynn, calling at Cambridge (connections to/from Stansted Airport and Ipswich) and Ely (connections from Peterborough and Birmingham). This takes 1 hour 35 minutes.

Alternatively there an half-hourly (weekdays - hourly on Sunday) service from London Liverpool Street to Norwich (takes just over two hours) and a regular bus service from Norwich to Fakenham.

Bus:

Lynx in Norfolk  hourly bus services link King's Lynn with Fakenham (49). First bus service - Norwich to Fakenham (X29) and Fakenham to Walsingham/Wells-next-the-Sea (Coastliner 36). An alternative - and more leisurely and picturesque - route from King's Lynn is to use the Coastliner 36 bus service via Hunstanton to Wells and on to Walsingham.

Click here for a timetable of the Lynx service operating from King's Lynn to Walsingham via Hunstanton & Wells-next-the-Sea and on to Walsingham.

Click here for a timetable of the First Bus service operating from Fakenham to Norwich.

National Express Coach:

Regrettably the direct coach service from London Victoria to Fakenham has been withdrawn (2012). The alternative is to travel by coach from London to Norwich and then on to Fakenham by local bus.

Coaches:

Coaches should approach the Shrine along the signposted route (Fakenham B1105 - direction Wells-next-the-Sea; look out for a right turn signposted Walsingham 5 miles from Fakenham), arriving in the village on the Egmere Road, not coming up the High Street. The Coach Park is clearly signposted. Provision should be made for payment at the meter.

4 Hours - £5.00; 24 Hours - £8.00; 48 Hours - £10.00; Week - £25.00.
Debit & Credit Cards accepted. £2, £1, 50p, 20p, 10p & 5p coins accepted. No change given.
Charges apply Monday to Sunday 08:00-18:00. (18:00 - 08:00; Free)

Coaches may unload at the Shrine Church itself, but not by the archway to the Shrine grounds, as the road is very narrow. Coaches should then turn and retrace their route up Knight Street and Guild Street to the coach park. Pilgrims staying at Richeldis House and travelling in cars and/or minibuses can unload by the pump at the top of Common Place. Please contact us for advice and information.

Car Parking:

Car parking in the village is limited, but there is a public car park with an hourly, daily or weekly charge.

High Street Car Park - Charges apply Monday to Sunday 08:00-18:00. (18:00 - 08:00; Free)
Debit and Credit Cards accepted. £2, £1, 50p, 20p, 10p & 5p coins accepted. No change given.
2 Hours - £2.00; 4 Hours - £3.00; 24 Hours - £5.00; 48 Hours - £8.00 Week - £20.00.

Disabled Blue Badge Holders are not exempt from charges.