Laura

Laura

Laura works for a charity as a communications manager and uses as much of her holiday as possible to travel the world. She loves to go on European city breaks as well as longer trips further afield and is keen to see more of the USA and South East Asia...
Laura

On a recent trip to Norfolk to see my boyfriend we visited Walsingham Abbey, situated in a very quaint and quintessentially British little village about an hour’s drive from Norwich. Between February and March every year a spectacular display of snowdrops blooms and visitors can walk the 18 acres of woodland, which is beautifully carpeted in white.

The walk takes you past the Abbey ruins, through woodland and along the banks of the River Stiffkey, which runs through the Abbey grounds. Along the way there are little gnomes to find, like this guy below. Each one has their name on a sign next to them – very sweet! I think we spotted four, but apparently there are more to find in nooks and hidey holes.

The Abbey also has a small courtyard where you can buy potted flowers (including snowdrops of course during the season). Your ticket price also allows you access to Shirehall Museum which houses memorabilia and photographs from the village, as well as a small courtroom used for court sessions from the late 18th century up until 1971.

Snowdrop season at Walsingham Abbey has finished now, but keep an eye out for the 2018 dates on their website. Adult tickets are £5.00 and child (six-16) tickets cost £2.50 – very reasonable for a beautiful day out! There is minimal parking on the roads around the Abbey, but there is a small car park close by (Old Mill Car Park, it’s 70p per hour so make sure you have some change for the pay and display machine). Use the postcode NR22 6BN to find it and make sure you take the time to stroll around the antiques shop there too.

 

Walsingham Abbey snowdrops | Ladies What Travel

 

 

 

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14 thoughts on “A wander around Walsingham Abbey’s snowdrop walk

  1. Putting the snow drop walk on my to do list for next year! They definitely make a wintry walk prettier. Thanks for joining #FarawayFiles

  2. Aawww, it’s so beautiful! That’s the beauty of English woods – you have fantastic walking trails and natural beauty around you – the lush greenery and flowers 🙂

  3. I adore when the snowdrops peek up in Denmark. It’s such a welcome site after the dark winter. This looks like a loverly place for a stroll. Thanks for sharing with #FarawayFiles, Erin

    1. Thank you Erin! They are such beautiful and delicate flowers, it’s definitely the start of spring when they start popping up!

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