A village with a rich history of religion pilgrimage with two medieval monastic houses. The pretty village is like stepping back in time with many 14th and 15th Century buildings. There are plenty of individual shops and tea rooms, perfect for a delicious afternoon tea. The Walsingham Farm shop is a popular destination with an array of fresh produce including delicious pies, cheeses and meats.
Walsingham is still a major centre of pilgrimage. The Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham is a church of England shrine where the Virgin Mary is venerated and is named Our Lady of Walsingham. The shrine has a holy well known for its healing properties. Pilgrims receive water from the holy well accompanied by the laying on of hands and anointing. Water is often taken home by the faithful and distributed to their family and friends.
If staying from mid-January visit the Walsingham Priory for the most spectacular snowdrop walks, with carpets of snowdrops when in full bloom. You can wander around the priory remains, meander through the woods and see swathes of stunning snowdrops.
There is a light railway from Walsingham to Wells which is the longest 10 and a quarter inch narrow gauge railway in the world.