Visitors to St Benet’s Abbey leave the bustle of everyday life behind
When possible, try to arrive as the monks, pilgrims and traders of old would have done, by boat or on foot.
FREE Guided Tours
FREE Guided Tours take place from the beginning of May until the end of September each Wednesday at 2:00pm, and each Saturday and Sunday at 3:00pm. Meet your volunteer guide in front of the Gatehouse at the head of the path from the river.
There is a limited mobile phone signal at St Benet's and the nearest public toilets are a 30 minute walk away, at Ludham Bridge. The closest cafes, pubs and shops are there, or in Ludham or Horning.
The area between the gatehouse, the moorings and the car park is fully accessible, elsewhere the ground is uneven. The Abbey is part of a working farm and livestock may be on site. Dogs should be kept on a lead. Before setting off think about:
• Suitable footwear and clothing
• Something to drink and a snack
• A local map and perhaps binoculars
Further Advice and Information
Explore the headings above to find more details and printable information about how to get to St Benet's Abbey and what to expect when you arrive.
You can also download a history audio tour
or a nature audio tour
to accompany you on your visit. If possible we suggest doing this to a mobile phone or mp3 player in advance of your visit, since reception can be patchy at St Benet's.