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

'A Brush with the Broads' Quick Draw at St Benet's Abbey on Sunday 29th Sept. Artists will be on site by 11.00. Come along and vote for your favourite finished work by 3.00 pm.
Exhibition on Mon 30th Sept 7.00pm at Hall Farm Cottages NR12 8NJ. See A Brush with the Broads
St Benet's Abbey: 1000 years! Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund a new guide book is being developed by the Norfolk Archaeological Trust. And the Heritage Lottery funding is also enabling NAT to stage an inspiring free exhibition 'Images of St Benet's Abbey' in the Norwich Cathedral Library from 10 - 30 Sept: Tues, Weds and Thurs 09.30 - 16.00 and on Friday 13 September 2.00-3.30pm. For more information see Images of St Benet's Abbey

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Guided Tours 2019
The 2019 season of free guided tours at St Benet’s Abbey finish on Sunday 29th September.Tours take place at 3pm on Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays throughout the season.
Group tours of the Abbey site can be arranged at any time of year by contacting

St Benet's Abbey can be reached on foot from Ludham Bridge. Follow the fingerpost sign near the gate opposite the Public Toilets. It is about a 35 minute walk. Cyclists may use the byway, a concrete track accessed from Hall Road at Johnson Street. Cars may also use the byway but parking on site is limited. For boats there are plenty of free 24 hour moorings.

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