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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.

Walsingham Village Stores on the High Street stocks 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.


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


Nearest petrol stations are in Fakenham, off the roundabout with the A148/A1065 or at Morrisons superstore, or Wells next the Sea, Polka Road adjacent to the Co-op supermarket.

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.

Mobile Post Office visits Walsingham (stops in Guild Street near the Farm Shop) on Tuesday mornings between 10.30am and 12 noon.

A wide range of services are available. There is a step into the 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
NR21 0AX

telephone: 01328 878355

Shop opening hours: Monday – Friday: 7 am – 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 8am – 4 pm

Post Office opening hours: Monday 9 am – 5 pm (closed 1pm-2pm); Tuesday 9 am – 3.30 pm; Wednesday 9 am – 12.30 pm; Thursday 9 am-3.30 pm.


Station Road
Wells Next The Sea
NR23 1AA

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9am-5.30pm


9 Millers Walk
NR21 9AP

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 7am-5.30pm; Sun 7am-1pm.


Walsingham Farms Shop and Walsingham Village Stores both offer cashback. Nearest ATM/Cashpoints at the Shell petrol station at Fakenham, NR21 9HT  or in Wells outside the Co-Op NR23 1JG.

Public Toilets

In the High Street adjacent to the medieval Abbey Gatehouse. The only Grade I listed public conveniences in the country! Open 24 hours.


Satellite surgery of Fakenham Medical Practice, Cleaves Drive, NR22 6EQ.  Open on weekday mornings except Thursdays.

The doctors surgery in Cleaves Drive, Walsingham

Telephone 01328 820334 (Walsingham) or 01328 851321 (Fakenham) or visit

Out of hours: need medical help fast but not a 999 emergency? Dial 111





Walsingham comes under the Wells Neighbourhood Policing Team. To contact the police, for non-emergency matters dial 101.

Our local officer is PC Jason Pegden.

Places of worship


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


Chapel of St Seraphim, Walsingham


Community halls


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 ramp, and a large grassy field for sports.

Parish Council

Click here to view the Parish Council website pages

Contact the Parish Clerk, Joanna Otte via

Local Authorities


The mobile library visits Walsingham on four-weekly rotas.

Visits Guild Street NR22 6BU, Wells Road (opposite the school) NR22 6BL, and Cleaves Drive NR22 6EQ on Wednesdays. Arrives 11.10 departs 12.35 spending 10-15 minutes in each location.

Dates in 2019: 06-Mar-19, 03-Apr-19, 01-May-19, 29-May-19, 26-Jun-19, 24-Jul-19, 21-Aug-19, 18-Sep-19, 16-Oct-19.

Visits St Peter’s Road, NR22 6DW on Fridays. Arrives 14.00 departs 14.30.

Dates in 2019: 15-Mar-19, 12-Apr-19, 10-May-19, 7-Jun-19, 5-Jul-19, 2-Aug-19, 30-Aug-19, 27-Sep-19, 25-Oct-19, 22-Nov-19, 20-Dec-19

Recycling Centres


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


Beach Hut Hire

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