Contact Us

Dowry House Retreat
47-49 High Street
NR22 6BZ

Tel: 01328 801018


Office hours are 10:30 -12:30 and 14:00 -16:00          Friday to Wednesday

Thursday – no office hours – Sisters’ rest day.

Please note, office hours may vary – especially at the weekends. This is because the Sisters are also engaged in running retreats and helping at the Shrine. If you have a booking inquiry, we recommend getting in touch with us by email. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Email:


By Road:

If you are traveling in from the west:

  • From Kings Lynn take the A148 to Fakenham
  • Turn left at the roundabout just before Fakenham
  • Turn left again on to the B1105 (signposted Walsingham) after about 300 yards.

If you are traveling in from the east:

  • From Norwich take the A1067 to Fakenham
  • Turn right at the first roundabout
  • Straight ahead at the second roundabout (by Morrison’s)
  • Turn left at the third roundabout – this takes you onto the A148 (signposted Kings Lynn)
  • Turn right onto B1105 (signposted Walsingham) after about a mile.

If you are traveling in from London/ the south:

  • Leave the M11 at Junction 9 (signposted Newmarket, Norwich)
  • Take the A11 towards Newmarket, which then merges with the A14
  • After 6 miles, follow the sign for the A11 (Thetford, Norwich)
  • Take the 2nd exit (A1065) at the Barton Mills roundabout – this takes you through Brandon and Swaffham
  • In Swaffham, turn right at the mini roundabout in Market Square (signposted Cromer, Fakenham)
  • Take the Kings Lynn—Fakenham road (A148) and then cross over the roundabout
  • Turn left onto the B1105 after 300 yards (signposted Walsingham)
  • Follow the signs for Little Walsingham – this road takes you through East Barsham and Houghton St Giles.
  • Turn left onto the B1105 after 300 yards (signposted Walsingham)
  • As you follow this road, ignore the sign to the left saying Walsingham as this is for coaches. Continue on through the villages of East Barsham and Houghton St Giles.


There is space for up to 6 cars in the Dowry House car park on Coker’s Hill (the road parallel to the High Street). To access this, go up the High Street, passing the Abbey grounds and Common Place on your right (where the old pump is, by the blue Anglican gift shop on the corner), and take the side-road opposite them on the left. This takes you through the Old Mill Pay & Display car park behind Holt Antiques. At the junction, turn left again (thus doing a full ‘circle’) and the Dowry House car park is the white gate after the grey/ green garage.

Another possibility is to stay at the Old Mill car park which is Pay and Display. This is accessible both from Common Place and from Coker’s Hill. One can also find parking in Friday Market Place, though spaces are more limited.

By Rail:

If you are traveling up from London, the train from Kings Cross to Kings Lynn is only 1 hour and 40 minutes. The nearest train station is Kings Lynn which is about 45 minutes away by car.

Taxi Service:

If you are traveling in from Wells-next-the-Sea, there is Elite Travel (01328 821812) or Estate Cars (01328 711307). If you are traveling from Kings Lynn station, there is Capital Cars (01553 663377).

By Bus:

National Express has a coach station at Kings Lynn. There are direct coaches from Cambridge, Peterborough and London Victoria.

For a connection at Kings Lynn, the Coasthopper service takes you to Walsingham along the North Norfolk coastline, running between Kings Lynn, Hunstanton, Wells and Cromer.

Alternatively, Bus Route 29 connects Walsingham to Fakenham and Wells-next-the-sea. It is owned by Stagecoach Norfolk; please click on for further information. To reach Fakenham from Kings Lynn station, there is the Bus Route X8 which is a regular service.