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

The Winter Walking and Cycling Festival includes a cycle ride to St Benet’s Abbey starting from Hoveton at 10.00 on Thursday 29th December. It includes a free guided tour and a stop for refreshments at Horning Church. For more information see www.norfolk.gov.uk/out-and-about-in-norfolk/norfolk-trails.

Group tours of the Abbey Site can be arranged by contacting

Self-hire bikes are now available at Ludham Bridge and St Benet's Abbey is a 20 minute cycle ride away. For more information, or to hire a bike, see BroadsByCycle or ring 07887 480331.

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