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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.

The story of the estate unfolds over a thousand years.  The landscape with its hedges and narrow tree-lined lanes has changed little over the centuries and is quintessentially Norfolk. 

Grab a map of way-marked walks or our cycle trail 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 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.

Our 75th birthday

2015 is a very exciting year for us as we're celebrating 75 years of the National Trust at Blickling.

In honour of this, we've made a radical change to our visitor route which opened on 6 June.

This summer you'll be able to read former owner Lord Lothian’s letters, see his clothes, look at his photos, study his dinner party menus, smell cigar smoke, cooking and perfumes, and hear – as if in the next room –- the conversations of the host and his house party guests.

It will feel as if Lothian has just stepped out of his country house.

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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.
  • You can find out if we have any specific maintenance or conservation projects on during your visit by looking at the 'Our work' page.