Situated on the beautiful Norfolk Broads, just off the River Bure, lies the hollow yet appealing St Benet's Abbey. It is a one of a kind abbey for the Norfolk area being the only survivor of Anglo-Saxon built monasteries still standing through to the 21st century.
Most buildings of the abbey have been sadly demolished, with the exception of the gatehouse an the big wind pump which later got built onto it. The remaining ruins and earthworks are a very interesting thing to examine, however the visitors can see how the abbey would have been laid out but not the most important of evidence which remains underground.
As well as having a great historical interest, St Benet's Abbey is also a very picturesque place, it's scenery has inspired and amazed many artists, photographers and even normal people. It is a great place to get away from the cities and look at the open skies of the mighty Norfolk Countryside.
The Abbey, although having no roads lead to it, has free mooring available at the River Bure which is located only a minutes walk away from the abbey.
If you plan on going a trip down the broads or want to come out way into the countryside for some inspirational scenery, then please come and see our beautiful Abbey. If you would like to find out more then check out our website link located in the side panel.