Binham, Binham Priory

NHER 2081 

The ruins of Binham Priory

The ruins of Binham Priory. (© NCC)

The most complete and impressive monastic ruins in Norfolk, of a Benedictine priory with a well-documented but scandalous history. The priory was founded in the late eleventh century as a dependent house of the Benedictine Abbey of St Albans. The nave, with its splendid 13th-century west front, is now the parish church, displaying a screen with medieval saints overpainted with Protestant texts. The site is owned by Norfolk Archaeological Trust, is in the care of English Heritage and is managed by Binham Parochial Church Council.

The magnificent west front of Binham Priory

The west front of Binham Priory. (© NCC)



1/4 mile northwest of village of Binham-on-Wells on road off B1388. Follow the brown signs to the priory.


Drive in through the gatehouse and park in front of the church.


Dogs allowed on leads. An excellent guidebook mainly to the church is on sale in the church.

Opening Times

All year, any reasonable time, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Admission Costs



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