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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. 

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.

Half term fun

We've got plenty going on over half term to entertain the children.

Come along to our family fun day (30 October) or join our activities in the house for 6-12 year olds (29 October & 1 November).

Every day of the holidays, we'll have activities for all ages in the house, garden and wider estate:  From trails, hunts and quizzes, to a secret garden, children's play area and plenty of space for hide and seek, you're in for a day of fun.

Autumn colour

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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.

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