Things to see & do

What to explore at Blickling

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Don't miss

  • The Long Gallery

    This 123 foot room houses one of the most important book collections in the country.

  • The parterre

    With 55 acres of garden, there's plenty to explore or just sit and soak up the atmosphere.

  • Our tours

    Hear stories about the people who lived here, discover the attics or explore the gardens.

  • The lake walk

    With great views of the house and garden, ending at a cafe.

Blickling from above

Have you ever wondered what Blickling Estate might look like from the air?

Take a look at the vast estate, courtesy of Hollywood Drones Ltd, who have kindly produced this teaser video for us.  

Then come and take a look for yourself and explore the beautiful house, gardens and parkland.

Browse the Gallery

This fantastic space hosts a variety of local artisans throughout the year. Whether you're looking for stunning photography, water colours or clever crafts, you'll find something to take your fancy.

The RAF Museum

RAF Oulton was a bomber base created on the Blickling Estate in 1939. The station was instrumental in winning the war, as documented by the Luftwaffe themselves. Visit the museum to find out more.

Find a good book

Browse the shelves in our second-hand book shop

Our bookshop houses the largest collection of second-hand books in the National Trust. If you're passionate about a subject, have a favorite author or just love books, come and browse over 30,000 titles. All the money raised funds various conservation projects within the house, gardens and park.

History comes to life

The Diggers, our live interpretation group, bring history to life throughout the year.

This is an entertaining way of finding out a little more about the 400 year history of the estate.

See them every Wednesday from 12 noon and at many of our special events.

What's on

Join us for our 75th birthday celebrations (6 June) or browse through books at the summer book fair (13 June).

If you're looking for a fun evening out, gather your friends for Last night of the Blickling proms (8 August) or the Summer Nights Film Festival (18-19 September).

Family fun

Discover the secret garden, climb trees, become a conservation assistant in the house or help the cook find her lost shopping.

There are plenty of fun activities for the whole family to ensure you have a great day out.

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