Access for all at Blickling Estate

A man in a mobility vehicle enjoying the gardens in spring

At Blickling Estate, we strive to provide the facilities to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. Whether it's the house, garden or wider estate you're visiting, here's some information to help you plan your day...

Welcome

Visit Blickling Estate any day of the week, as the house, garden, cafes, shops* and wider estate are open all year round. We're pleased to provide disabled parking and toilet facilities, as well as ramps and smooth terrain for easy access whatever the weather.

Toilets are available daily at Blickling's Estate Barn, East Wing and Farmyard area. 

*Please note that Blickling Estate and its facilities are closed on 23, 24 and 25 December 2019. Blickling stamp shop is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays only. Blickling plant shop is open daily from 11 March - 27 October 2019. 

Discover the house

Blickling Estate's impressive, red-brick Jacobean mansion is certainly a sight to behold, but also offers more than meets the eye. Unlike many historical houses, Blickling is equipped with ramps and lift access, so visitors can enjoy seeing the hall's impressive rooms and intriguing collections.

*Although there is lift access in the house and most rooms are accessible to all, please bear in mind that due to the nature of the historical building, there may be some rooms only accessible by stairs. 

Explore the garden

With smooth paths throughout the garden and walled garden, you can enjoy seeing centuries of expert planting all year round. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available to hire for use in the garden. We also provide an adapted map for a useful guide to exploring the best bits, whilst avoiding steps and other obstacles.

*Please note that mobility scooters are available on a first-come-first served basis and at busy times, there might be a short wait until one becomes available. Our wheelchairs can be used in the house and garden, but our mobility scooters are for garden use only. Last hire is one hour before closing.

Venture further afield

With over 4,600 acres of stunning parkland to explore at Blickling, highlights include ancient woodland and the Tower that was once used by the 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire as a grandstand.

After the launch of our multi-use trail in 2017, supported by Sport England, we're pleased to offer this accessible route to all abilities, all year round. The terrain is suitable for both buggies and adapted wheelchair users, so whatever the weather, this four-mile trail will show you all the highlights of the wider estate. 

Collect a map from visitor reception upon arrival and we'll happily help you to discover the best routes to suit you. We also have a range of equipment available from our Cycle Hub, including a long-distance mobility scooter and children's tag-alongs, available to hire daily. 

The interior of a mobile changing unit with a hoist, accessible loo and adult changing bench

Mobile changing place 

Mobiloo will be back on Tuesday 10 September and 8 October. With an accessible toilet, adult-sized changing bench, hoist and a member of the Mobiloo team on hand to support you. The van will be based in the disabled car park area in the farmyard, near the bookshop, stamp shop and farmyard café and within easy reach of the house and garden. Please bring your own sling if you wish to use the hoist.

Get in touch

If there is anything we can do to help make your visit more accessible, such as providing our leaflets and guides in a different format, please don't hesitate to get in touch - we'd love to hear from you! 

Tel | 01236 738030

Email | blickling@nationaltrust.org.uk