Take a tour
Get a deeper insight into Blickling Estate and its fascinating history by joining one of our guided tours.
From history and conservation to landscaping and gardening, find the best tour to suit you. Just speak to the team at visitor reception upon arrival. Please be aware that tours are on a first come, first serve basis, so we would advise you to book your place early upon arrival at visitor reception. All tours are free with admission and bookable on the day.
Garden tour | Daily | 11.30am & 1.30pm
Find out more about Blickling's garden and the history of its creation. Tours are available everyday* throughout 2018, but please check with visitor reception for more information upon arrival.
Enjoy being guided around the walled garden to see what new developments have been made. You might even get a taste of some of our wonderful, seasonal prodcuce.
Don't forget, you can ask our knowledgable garden team all year round for green-fingered tips for your own garden.
*our garden tours are led by knowledgeable and experienced volunteers and are scheduled to take place twice daily. However please bear in mind that availability may vary throughout the year due to unexpected absence.
Norah Lindsay's tour | Selected Thursdays | 1.30pm
11 October, further dates tbc.
Norah Lindsay (1873 – 1948) was one of the early twentieth century’s most sought-after garden designers. Enjoy discovering her additions to the gardens that still remain today and learn more about the history of Blickling's impressive landscaping. Perfect for garden lovers.
" Loved the garden, brought to life by the very informative garden guides... We would not have seen all the things they showed us on our own."
Housekeeping tour | Tuesdays | 1pm
Led by the house team, this tour will give you a unique insight in to how the house is maintained and conserved, whilst ensuring it looks its best for visitors. The team will talk about current conservation projects and delve deeper into their daily clean.
*please ask at visitor reception for availability upon arrival. Places are on a first come first served basis, with a maximum ten persons.
Attic tours | Thursdays | 11.30am & 1pm
Follow our expert guides up into the mysterious attics and uncover intriguing stories about past inhabitants and some unusual possessions. This tour is a great way to learn something new about Blickling's history. Unfortunately, the nature of this tour involves ascending steep steps, so is not recommended for the less able-bodied.
*please ask at visitor reception for availability upon arrival. Places are on a first come first served basis, with a maximum of ten persons.