St Olave's Priory

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


Beccles Road, St Olave's, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 9HE

Before You Go

The wonderfully complete 14th century brick-vaulted refectory undercroft - later a cottage occupied until 1902 - of a small Augustinian priory.

Read more about the history of the priory.

Before You Go

Parking: There is no car park for the site but our visitors are able to use the left-hand side of the car park at the neighbouring Priory Farm Restaurant. To get to the priory from here, please walk back to the entrance of the car park and turn right to walk for 25 metres to access the grass footpath on the right alongside the wall in front of you, signposted 'St Olave's Priory'.  

Directions for walkers: If visiting on foot from the A143 (Beccles Road), there is a footpath to the priory nearly opposite the junction with Priory Road.

Opening times: The grounds, exterior of the priory's refectory undercroft and the other standing priory ramains can viewed at any reasonable time during daylight hours.

Access: Access to the north entrance door for the refectory undercroft is down a set of five brick steps and access through the south entrance door leads straight down a set of five wooden steps. There are areas of uneven surface underfoot around the site, for example, dirt floor in the refectory undercroft and grass with some low-level wall remains in the grounds.

Facilities: There are no facilities on site but there is a pub, a restaurant and shops in the village.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds but only assistance dogs are welcome in the refectory undercroft.

Plan a Great Day Out

If you're looking for things to do in the area, just over seven miles away you'll find the delightful Great Yarmouth Row House and Greyfriars' Cloisters. The Row Houses are two rare survivors of the town's original distinctive 'Rows', a crowded network of alleyways linking Yarmouth's three main thoroughfares. These unique and vividly presented houses both show life as it would have been at various stages of their histories, and are a real treasure trove for lovers of period decoration. Nearby Greyfriars' Cloisters, the remains of a 13th-century Franciscan friary, later converted into a number of Row dwellings, are also worth seeing. 

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