1,000 years ago this isolated spot on Norfolk’s River Bure was a thriving monastery dominating the area.
Today the Norfolk Archaeological Trust owns St Benet’s Abbey. You are invited to visit the Abbey and to explore this website for practical information and historical facts.

The website is adapted for mobile phone so you can access information on site at St Benet's. Underlined text will bring up a picture, e.g. here, or link to an outside site. Click or press underlined text to expand a picture to full screen.

Why not start by watching our short introductory film about St Benet's Abbey?
John Jarrold Trust | Geoffrey Watling Charity | Paul Bassham Charitable Trust | Norwich Town Close Estate Charity | The Lady Hind Trust | The Charles Littlewood Hill Trust | The Educational Foundation of Alderman John Norman | Bishop of Norwich
ACCESS ROAD CLOSURE Please note that essential repairs are planned for the access road from May 16th 2016 for two weeks and the road and car park will be closed for ALL users - sorry for the inconvenience caused. Please note that there is NO alternative access by foot on the proposed permissive path from Ludham Bridge. Access by boat will not be affected.

FREE Guided Tours take place from Sunday 1st May until the end of September each Wednesday at 2:00pm, and each Saturday and Sunday at 3:00pm.

Group tours of the Abbey Site can be arranged by contacting

Why not become a Friend of St Benet's Abbey (£5.00 per year)?
Contact tfosba@gmail.com