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One day is never enough. Discover a complete Norfolk estate with something for everyone.
Nobody ever forgets their first sight of Blickling. The breath-taking red-brick mansion and ancient yew hedges sit at the heart of a magnificent garden and historic park in the beautiful Bure meadows.
Hire a bike or grab a map of way-marked walks and head out into the park. Keep your eyes open for lost buildings, stunning views and wildlife who call it home.
Explore the house, with its nationally important book collection, and hear the real voices of the servants who once worked 'downstairs'.
Blickling’s owners have used the estate as a place of quiet refuge, while playing their part on the world’s political stage. From ambassadors and airmen, to kings’ mistresses, its complex and sometimes tragic family history has been tainted by debt and social ambition.
Blickling has always been a place of pilgrimage and tranquillity. Today, it continues to extend the warmest of welcomes to all who come here.
There's something for everyone in our programme of events this autumn.
Treat yourself to afternoon tea and enjoy sumptuous scones as you gaze across the lake (10 & 28 September), discover areas of the estate that aren't ordinarily open at our heritage open day (13 September) or explore the lost buildings of the Blickling Estate on our 'bricks and bats' walk (29 October).
The hedgerows and apple trees are bursting with fruit. Look for blackberries as you explore.
As the leaves start to turn, don't miss the glorious colours down by the lake and in the Great Wood.
There's nothing better than the sound of crunching leaves - enjoy it by bike, foot or horseback.
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Planning your day
- Dogs are welcome in the park and Courtyard cafe, but not in the house or formal garden please. Assistance dogs are welcome everywhere.
- Please don't leave your dog in the car. It can get surprisingly warm, even when not sunny.
- Our fields are grazed by livestock throughout the year, so please keep your dog on a lead.
- The main car park is about 300m from the house. Please call ahead if you need to park closer.
- House & garden tours are available most days. Numbers are limited, but tours are free and book-able on the day.
- The house opens for free-flow visiting from noon.
- Last entry to the house is 4pm.
- You can find out if we have any specific maintenance or conservation projects on during your visit by looking at the 'Our work' page.