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Walsingham Essentials

Where to find things you might need

Though unusual in the numbers of visitors it attracts, Walsingham is essentially a small rural village in the depths of the North Norfolk countryside, surrounded by farmland (four miles from the coast).

Here we have provided some information about where you will find the nearest facilities and services commonly needed during a visit to Walsingham. You will find plenty more information on individual village shops and businesses in our business directory.

However you’re travelling, by car, rail, bus, coach, bus, taxi, bicycle or on foot, visit our Walsingham travel information page to find out how to get here. Parking information is also available.

Walsingham Farm ShopEating & Drinking in Walsingham

We are well provided with superb local food, with an award-winning farm shop selling produce from the Walsingham Estate farms and other local suppliers, sometimes including produce from the village allotments.

The Village Stores (Best-one) on the High Street stocks a good range of everyday essentials plus newspapers, off-licence, dry cleaning, photocopying, national lottery and mobile phone top-up.

For more information, read our full Eat & Drink page.

Chemist

The nearest chemist and pharmacies are in Wells-next-the-Sea (four miles north) or Fakenham (five miles south).

Petrol

Nearest petrol stations are in Fakenham, off the roundabout with the A148/A1065 or at Morrisons superstore.

Tourist Information Centre, WalsinghamTourist Information

You’ll find local Tourist Information at the Shirehall Museum in Common Place.

Post Office

There is currently no Post Office in Walsingham. However postage stamps are available at the Village Stores on the High Street.

A Mobile Post Office Service comes to Wells Road, Walsingham (near the Village Hall and Primary School) on Wednesday mornings between 10am and 11:30am.

A wide range of services are available. There is a step into the Mobile vehicle, but an electronic tailgate is available to facilitate easy access for wheelchair users and those with disabilities.

There are post boxes in Friday Market (full size pillar box) and in Knight Street (wall mounted).

Nearest Post Offices are:

Little Snoring

Crossways Village Stores
Holt Road
Little Snoring
Fakenham
NR21 0AX

Post Office opening times: Monday 9am-5pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm), Tuesday to Thursday 9am-12.30pm

Wells-next-the-Sea

Station Road
Wells Next The Sea
NR23 1AA

Post Office opening times: Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm), Saturday 9am-12.30pm

Fakenham

9 Millers Walk
Fakenham
NR21 9AP

OPEN: Monday 8.30am-5.30pm, Tuesday to Friday 9am-5.30pm, Saturday 9am-12.30pm

Access to Cash

Walsingham Farms Shop and the Village Stores offer cash back facilities. Nearest ATM/Cashpoints at the petrol station at Fakenham, or Barclays in Wells.

Public Toilets

You’ll find them half way down the High Street adjacent to the medieval Abbey Gatehouse. We have the only Grade I listed public conveniences in the country! Open 24 hours.

Doctors

We have a satellite surgery of Fakenham Medical Practice, in the village in Cleaves Drive, NR22 6EQ.  Open on weekday mornings except Thursdays.

The doctors surgery in Cleaves Drive, Walsingham

Call on 01328 820334 (Walsingham) or 01328 851321 (Fakenham) or visit www.fmp.nhs.uk

Out of hours: 111

Dentists

Fakenham:

Wells-next-the-Sea:

Police

Walsingham comes under the Wells Neighbourhood Policing Team. To contact the police, dial 101.

Our local officer is PC Jason Pegden.

Places of worship

Anglican

The Benefice of Walsingham, Houghton and The Barshams is made up of six worshipping communities seeking to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with parishioners, pilgrims and visitors to this beautiful part of North Norfolk.

Roman Catholic

Methodist

Chapel of St Seraphim, Walsingham

Orthodox

Community halls

Schools

Children’s Play Area

The Recreation Ground on Wells Road (The Rec) has long been a feature of the village. Today you’ll find play equipment for younger kids, a fenced astroturf games court, a skateboard run, and a large field for sports.

Parish Council

Contact the Parish Clerk, Joanna Otte via walsinghampc@googlemail.com

Local Authorities

Libraries

Recycling Centres

Vets

Dog on the dunes Wells-next-the-Sea:

Fakenham:

Beach Hut Hire

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