Blickling Estate

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

A family playing with autumn leaves

Half term fun at Blickling Estate 

Discover fun for all the family this autumn by joining us for a variety of activities across the estate. Enjoy everything from cycle hire in the park and green fingered fun in the walled garden to our contemporary art installation and trails in the house and garden.

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What's on 

Looking up the tree lined drive to Blickling Hall decorated in lights

Home for Christmas at Blickling Estate 

Join us from 30 November - 20 December to explore our decorated house and enchanting garden of lights. Enjoy seasonal treats across the estate and take the chance to do a bit of Christmas shopping...

Upcoming events

'The Edge of Things'

Tue 22 Oct 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.

Norfolk Nordic Walking

Wed 23 Oct 2019
10:00-11:15
Join Norfolk Nordic Walking for a social way to learn the art of Nordic walking and its many benefits.

Buildings, books and beetles - pre-booked

Thu 24 Oct 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.

Buildings, books and beetles - book on the day

Thu 24 Oct 2019
12:30-13:30
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.

Blickling parkrun

Sat 26 Oct 2019
09:00-10:00
parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world, run by volunteers.

Night Run

Sat 26 Oct 2019
17:00-20:30
Join us for Night run at Blickling Estate this October, organised in partnership with Cotswold Outdoor. If you've ever wanted to run around the estate at night, or explore ancient woodlands after dark, then Night run gives you the chance.
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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

The River Bure, Norfolk

Our work 

Conservation is an ongoing concern. Have a look at some of our latest conservation projects throughout the estate and find out how your support is helping.

Gardener Stephen Hagon sitting on a bench in the garden

Saying goodbye to Stephen - our retiring gardener’s fulfilling career 

Stephen Hagon began work as a National Trust gardener two days after his 15th birthday.  And on July 31, two days after his 62nd birthday, Stephen, now Blickling Estate’s Assistant Head Gardener, will hang up his hoe for the final time and begin a busy retirement.

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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