Come and visit one of England’s most holy places. Situated in north Norfolk, the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham is a place of Christian hospitality for all. Whether as a pilgrimage group, as a family or as an individual, come and explore this extraordinary place. We welcome all visitors – not just pilgrims, but also tourists, the casual passer-by and the curious explorer.
The Shrine accommodation is closed from Saturday 8th December and reopens on Friday 1st February. During this period the Shrine Church and grounds remain open – as is Norton’s Cafe-Bar, though with closures during the Christmas period.
Arrange a Pilgrimage/ Conference
You may be looking to arrange a pilgrimage for group – the information you need is here. Or perhaps the Shrine would make an ideal small conference venue – a PCC Away-Day or something quite different. In the past the Shrine has hosted workshops for young professional singers and ikon painting courses to name but two.
You can come just for the day or you might like to stay in one of our comfortable guest rooms and eat in the Shrine Refectory. Visitors are catered for in Norton’s Cafe-Bar.
Accommodation is available from 1st February each year until early December. Staying at the Anglican Shrine offers a unique experience as each accommodation building nestles within the shadow of the Shrine Church.
The main season runs from Easter to the end of October, but coming out of season means that pilgrims can enjoy an organised retreat or groups can design and run their own conference. The Shrine's accommodation is closed each year in December and January.
Full information can be found on the Hospitality pages Stay With Us.
One of the most important groups who visit the Shrine is that of schoolchildren. All through the year parties of children visit with their teachers to find out more about Our Lady of Walsingham – both the history of the past and what happens today. For more information go to the Schools pages.
Attend a service
The restored Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham dates from the 1930s and is located in a beautiful Norfolk garden. At the heart of the Shrine lies the image of Our Lady of Walsingham situated in a replica of the Holy House of Nazareth within the Shrine Church.
As part of their visit many people decide to attend and join in the church services which take place everyday.
In addition to the regular sung Pilgrimage Services which take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays between February and November, there are regular daily services.
Mass (The Eucharist)
Sprinkling at the Holy Well
Click on Find Out More for service times.
Everyone is welcome at Norton’s Café Bar. It is open everyday from 09.00 am until 11.00 pm. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea are served. The Bar is fully-licensed.
Walsingham’s breathtaking beauty and tranquillity surpass expectations and can make a great contribution to a group retreat, house party or PCC Away-Day(s).
Click here to view events happening at the Shrine
First Time Visitor
The following information will hopefully help the first-time visitor to get the most out of a visit to this historic village.
Enquire about Accommodation Availability Online
Click here to fill in a simple form to find out about accommodation availability
Our Rooms & Facilities
Pilgrims are accommodated in a variety of buildings within the Shrine Grounds or in cottages just a short walk away.
Click here to view special events happening at the Shrine