Closed for refurbishment in 2022

Shepherd’s Huts – Shrine Hermitages


Come to Walsingham and stay at one of our two newly refurbished Shepherd’s Huts, located on the Shrine and Basilica of Our Lady site, with beautiful views of the local area.

Inside of each hut there is a bed, table and chair, as well as a fridge, microwave, kettle, tea and coffee. Moreover, each hut has a private entrance. Access to public toilet and shower facilities is also provided. The cost of staying at our Shepherd’s Hut is £32 per night.

Fancy glaying (glamorous praying) at the Basilica of Our Lady at Walsingham? Email or call on 01328 820 217 to book your stay.

Two Shrine’s Shepherd’s Huts had survived from the mid 1930’s. Fr Bruno Scott James, the first Priest Custodian of the Slipper Chapel, refers to them in his autobiography, “Asking for Trouble” and speaks of his mission in Walsingham:
“… from this developed my plan of giving retreats to men, so that before long there were young men of every kind and class coming to Walsingham to learn how to be still and know God. Since my house (Slipper Chapel Cottage) had only one spare room, I built for them at the end of my garden, small one roomed houses or huts of cedar wood. With their high-pitched shingle roofs they looked not unlike tiny alpine cottages. Within there was a bunk, a bookshelf, a table and a chair”.

By staying in a Shepherd’s Hut you support the Shrine – thank you!

Contact Info

LOCATION:  Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady, Houghton St Giles, Walsingham, Norfolk, NR22 6AL

CONTACT ADDRESS:  Pilgrim Bureau, Friday Market Place, Walsingham, Norfolk, NR22 6EG

TARIFF:  £32 per night. Shepherd’s Huts available from 1st May through to 1st October.

TELEPHONE:  01328 820 217