Blickling Estate

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

A family of four taking in the view of Blickling Hall

Half term fun | Saturday 25 May - Sunday 2 June 

Keep your little explorers busy this half term with family activities across the estate. Enjoy everything from bike rides and gardening fun to creative conservation and hands-on history...

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What's on 

Singers on stage at Classic Ibiza

Classic Ibiza | Friday 9 August 

Join the Urban Soul Orchestra and a host of critically acclaimed vocalists for an exciting evening of anthems, performed live in beautiful surroundings...

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Upcoming events

Buildings, Books & Beetles - a behind-the-scenes experience

Thu 23 May 2019
11:00-12:00
Join us for a fast-paced, immersive, behind-the-scenes experience which takes the wrap off some of our oldest and rarest books, the threats they're under, and the work that's underway to save them.

'The Edge of Things'

Thu 23 May 2019
12:00-17:00
Following the success of The Word Defiant! last year, 2019 sees Blickling embark on a new project, working with artists Neville Gabie and Joan Gabie.

Blickling parkrun

Sat 25 May 2019
09:00-10:00
parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world, run by volunteers.

Trust10

Sun 26 May 2019
08:30-11:00
The Trust10 is a monthly 10k trail run that gives you the opportunity to explore Blickling Estate for free.

Family activity day inspired by Blickling's Renaissance Books

Sat 01 Jun 2019
12:00-17:00
Join the Unlocking the Archive team from the University of East Anglia for a family activity day with a variety of relaxed, creative and educational activities inspired by the historic books in Blickling's library.

Little Explorers - Tuesday walks 4th June-9th July

Tue 04 Jun 2019
11:00-12:30
Join us for a stroll in the park with a walk leader to let your little explorers’ experience all corners of the estate. Meet new friends, tire out little legs and immerse yourself in all Blickling has to offer.
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History

Painting of Philip Kerr, 11th Marquess of Lothian (1882 - 1940)

Explore Blickling's past 

Mentioned in the Domesday Book, Blickling Estate was the birthplace of Anne Boleyn, and during the Second World War RAF air crew were billeted here, while its owner, Lord Lothian, influenced Churchill’s actions...

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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

The West Garden at Blickling, Norfolk

Bring your group 

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

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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.

A book showing signs of death watch beetle damage

Help save Blickling's Library

Blickling’s nationally important book collection is under attack from death watch beetle, damp and mould. With your help we can conserve the building to prevent on-going damage.

The River Bure on the Blickling Estate, Norfolk

Restoring the River Bure in Norfolk 

Silvergate stream runs for 2km through Blickling Estate, feeding the lake before joining the River Bure, an internationally important and rare chalk stream that flows into the Norfolk Broads National Park...

The interior of Silvergate cottages during restoration.

Rising from ashes 

In April 2016, a fire devastated a row of thatched cottages on the Blickling Estate. Thanks to the help of specialist craftspeople, we have now restored these historic cottages, so that they can be homes once more...

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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