St Benet's Abbey: 1000 years! A big THANK YOU to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and National Lottery players.
Thanks to a grant from the Heritage Fund, the year of celebration has been a terrific success and the wonder and history of the Abbey has been brought alive for hundreds of people.
For pictures and information about the events that took place, please see St Benet's Abbey Norfolk Broads on Facebook and Twitter and #stbenetsabbey #stbenets1000 on Instagram.
The Heritage Fund has also funded a new guide book, developed by the Norfolk Archaeological Trust. This will be available in local shops during the season next year.
Questions? Please email
Guided Tours 2019
The 2019 season of free guided tours at St Benet’s Abbey is now over. Tours will begin again in May 2020. Tours will take place at 3pm on Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays throughout the 2020 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)?