The Blickling Estate PDF Print E-mail

At the heart of this 5,000 acre estate is the magnificent Blickling Hall. Inside, you can follow four centuries of history: from Tudor England and the Anne Boleyn connection to the outbreak of the second world war.

You can enjoy a real Edwardian ‘upstairs, downstairs’ experience at Blickling. Upstairs, you can imagine yourself as a guest at one of Lord Lothian’s parties in the 1930s and, downstairs, you listen to the actual stories of the people who kept Blickling going, including Lord Lothian’s cook, Mrs Wadlow.

Outside, there is always something new to see as the gardens change with the seasons. Thousands of daffodils, tulips and hyacinths create a spectacular display in the spring and the parterre and herbaceous borders are sizzling with colour in the summer. Walk through the park and be surrounded by the rich reds, oranges and browns of autumn and, in the winter, enjoy the winter flowering shrubs in the new Orangery Garden.

For some great seasonal, local food, stop off at the restaurant or café and relax awhile. Bookworms will enjoy browsing the second-hand bookshop and there’s a plant centre for the green-fingered. The only decision that’s left is where to go next – Felbrigg Hall and Sheringham Park are only half an hour away!

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