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.
No Facilities 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 village.
Accessibility 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.
Audio Tours 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.
Womack Island is on the left just past Hunter's Yard as you head along Womack Dyke towards Womack Water. There are a few free 24 hour moorings round the back of the island. Dinghy needed to access the...