Catholic National Shrine & Basilica of Our Lady

Catholic National Shrine & Basilica of Our Lady

Catholic National Shrine & Basilica of Our Lady
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Amanda W
Oxford, England1,112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Plenty of parking and whole site wheelchair friendly. Shop where you can buy bottles for the holy water. The slipper church dates from 1800s and is not on the site of the original shrine. Contains statue of Our Lady. Hardly anyone else there when we visited twice on a Wednesday.
Written June 19, 2024
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Peter V
Thetford, UK3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Our little group of Nurses and care home workers enjoyed the shrine and peaceful setting but when waiting for our friends to finish the visit we inadvertently strayed into what apparently is an outdoor altar. We were told off like schoolchildren even though we had some octogenarians in our number. I was asked if we were actually catholics or even Christians….how rude!
I explained that we were sorry would move immediately. The unhappy female went on to tell me we should be respectful and I responded that we did not know we were standing on an outside altar as it looks like plain paving slabs!
I do not believe Jesus would have wanted this woman to behave in this manner as he preached forgiveness, however if you want to deter people from religion this is the way to go.
If a manager reads this please send this staff member for some customer relations training.

The pic is of us on the “altar” .
Written December 29, 2023
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK1,974 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
If you are going to the Catholic Shrine then this is your place. You may end up at the Catholic Church of the Annunciation, Walsingham Abbey, Shrine of our Lady of Walsingham, the Russian Orthodox Church or many other religious attractions - but these are all in Little Walsingham! The Catholic Shrine is about a mile outside Little Walsingham near Great Walsingham. The idea being that you park in Little Walsingham and the walk on pilgrimage to the Catholic Shrine through beautiful and peaceful countryside. The shrine is a perfect place for contemplation with a mixture of ancient and modern building looked after by priests and nuns. There is a religious shop and a small cafe. But it is really a place for prayer and worth a visit even if you are not a catholic or religious. Little Walsingham also looked a quaint village but I suspect it gets crowded in the summer. I shall visit next time I am in the area.
Written December 5, 2023
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Maurice B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The purpose of our visit to the area was to attend Mass here, a wonderful experience surrounded by people from all over the world who come there on a pilgrimage.
Written July 30, 2022
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clara
Camberley, UK54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Moving experience, even for a lapsed catholic. Such a tiny chapel but serene.
Reconciliation Chapel was atmospheric too and the outdoor seating for good weather masses was great to see. Enjoyed the shop which had items focussed on the Shrine, religion and the family.
Written June 22, 2022
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DexterDane
London, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
A very spiritual and calming place, lovely gardens, spaces to pray and meditate, both indoors and outdoors.
Written May 31, 2022
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4jayawardenas
London, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Our third visit in 3 years and one that was the highlight of our stay at Walsingham. A very peaceful and serene place to visit and pray for ones needs. Very Happy to Recommend.
Written November 6, 2021
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TallTraveller274
Worcester, UK373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
As well as the Anglican Shrine in the village make sure you travel the “Holy Mile” to the RC shrine set in a more countryside location. It preserves the sole surviving medieval building - the Slipper Chapel - as everything else you see (at both shrines) is a 20th century reconstruction, albeit impressive.
Written October 23, 2021
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Boz North
Jarrow, UK254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Wanting to leave a recommendation for people to visit, I was a little confused looking on previous comments. This is the "Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady" and Tripadvisor hold another site "Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham". Please forgive me if I am incorrect but I think both are for the same place. Saying that my review is, we came here in the morning and found the carpark full so visited the village and other places returning in the afternoon. It is a very quite and peaceful place for reflection and pray. Even as a non Catholic it is worth a visit.
Written August 31, 2021
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Stiabhna
Ruddington, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Informally known as the Slipper Chapel it is an historically important building especially to those of the Catholic faith. Personally I visited because of an interest in history not religion. The first of two visits to the site on a weekend was thwarted by the large number of the faithful and the car park was full to overflowing. My second attempt was on a weekday just before 10am when the doors opened and the carpark (free) was nigh on empty. The chapel is quite small, I would think a dozen people would be more than enough at any one time. The statue dedicated to the Lady of Walsingham takes pride of place. Interesting to think that pilgrims including several Kings of England had for centuries visited this tiny religious site.
There is quite a large garden area which I understand holds outdoor services and there are information boards around the area that were quite informative. Very peaceful place and well worth a visit to either soak up the ambience or just sit and watch the world go by.
Written July 1, 2021
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