Blickling Estate

Important notice -

Please be aware that the house will be closed on Monday 29 October as we dismantle our temporary art installation 'The Word Defiant!'. The gardens, shops and cafes will still be open, but with our new winter times from 10.30am until 3pm.

One day is never enough. Discover a complete Norfolk estate with something for everyone.

Books in a bath tub

The Word Defiant! Trust New Art at Blickling Estate 

Find out more about our art installation The Word Defiant! created by award-winning Theatre Company Les Enfants Terribles, shining a light on Blickling's library and the importance of books. Open daily until 28 October.

Squashes in the glasshouse at Blickling Estate

Autumn Festival | 19 September - 19 October 

We welcome the season of mellow fruitfulness with a celebration of our famous apples and pumpkins. Enjoy picking apples in the orchard and visiting the Walled Garden...

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What's on 

A garden volunteer kneeling down in the walled garden

Volunteer Recruitment Day | Saturday 13 October 

It's the skills, time and passion of our volunteers that make National Trust places special. Whether you're looking to help in the great outdoors, connect with the public or get up close and personal with our historic collection, we have something just for you.

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Upcoming events

The Word Defiant!

Fri 21 Sep 2018
12:00-17:00
You'll see a very different story in the house from May to October this year, as we shine a light on the significant book collection at Blickling, as part of the Trust New Art contemporary arts programme.

Blickling parkrun

Sat 22 Sep 2018
09:00-10:00
parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world, run by volunteers.

Apple harvest

Tue 02 Oct 2018
11:00-13:00
Join us for our annual apple harvest in the orchard. Enjoy hand-picking apples and taking some home for yourself, as a reward for your hard work. All are welcome, so come and say hello and experience this autumnal highlight in full splendour.

Apple weekend

Sat 06 Oct 2018
10:00-17:30
Come and celebrate our apple harvest by joining us in the walled garden and enjoy juicing demonstrations and tastings.

Renaissance books hands-on discovery day

Sat 06 Oct 2018
12:00-17:00
A day of hands-on, drop-in, discovery sessions with Blickling's Renaissance books, in partnership with the Unlocking the Archive team from UEA.

Volunteer recruitment day

Sat 13 Oct 2018
10:00-15:00
Looking for your next adventure?
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Eating and shopping

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Get involved

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History

Close up of Blickling's book collection

Explore Blickling's past 

This year we are exploring the origins of Blickling's eighteenth century long gallery library...

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Places to stay

The snug at Itteringham Manor with two sofas and a fireplace

Stay here on holiday 

With nine varied holiday properties to choose from, we have something for everyone at Blickling Estate. Each cottage has unique character and is surrounded by beautiful landscape, offering the perfect getaway...

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Groups

Group visit

Bring your group 

Plan a group visit to Blickling Estate and enjoy a garden for all seasons, a fantastic collection of treasures, tours for every interest, and great places to savour the perfect lunch or afternoon tea.

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Our work

A member of the conservation team winding a clock

Our work 

Conservation is an ongoing concern. Have a look at some of our latest conservation projects throughout the estate and find out more about the teams involved.

Woman having tea and cake
Thank you

We couldn't do it without you...

Every visit you make contributes to our vital conservation work... the cups of tea, pieces of cake, garden strolls, dog walks and books bought, help us to keep Blickling special for ever, for everyone.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Blickling Estate on the National Trust Collections website