Walsingham is situated 4 miles from the beautiful North Norfolk coast, between Wells-next-the-Sea and Fakenham, and is well worth a visit.


The village has Saxon origins and was mentioned in the Doomsday book. The buildings you see today, date from the Mediaeval period when Walsingham was one of the major European centres of pilgrimage. After the reformation pilgrimage ceased. The modern pilgrimage revival began at the turn of the twentieth century and Walsingham is once again a major centre of pilgrimage with both Roman Catholic and Anglican shrines.


This site is sponsored by Walsingham Parish Council and is designed to bring together all those sites that contain information about the village and what it offers. Please use it. If you follow one of the links to another site, please return to discover more about Walsingham by using the “Back” button or re-entering the address “walsingham.uk.com”


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See maps of the area Check out local organisations
Read the history of the village Book a conducted tour of the village
Discover the light steam Railway to Wells See some pictures of Walsingham
Link to other sites Discover where to hire a cycle
Learn about the villages facilities Read about the Abbey Grounds
The Orthodox Church