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

Summer family fun | Daily 

Get your family out and about this summer by joining us for a variety of activities across the estate. Enjoy everything from cycle hire in the park to green fingered fun in the walled garden...

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What's on 

Discover an array of artistic pieces in the garden.

Art in the garden | Friday 14 June - Monday 8 July 

This summer we're showcasing some very special sculptures by local artists in our beautiful walled garden and surrounding area. View and purchase a range of stunning pieces made from bronze, metal, glass and clay...

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

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

Tue 25 Jun 2019
09:00-10:30
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.

Art in the garden

Tue 25 Jun 2019
12:00-16:00
Six local artists will be exhibiting beautiful works of glass, clay, cold cast bronze and metal in the walled garden every day. All works will be for sale.

'The Edge of Things'

Tue 25 Jun 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.

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

Thu 27 Jun 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.

Blickling parkrun

Sat 29 Jun 2019
09:00-10:00
parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world, run by volunteers.

Little Explorers - Saturday Walks 8th June-13th July

Sat 29 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.

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...

Himalayan balsam at Blickling

The Big Balsam Bash at Blickling 

Himalayan Balsam is an invasive plant species that is threatening our rivers and countryside. It grows along our river banks at Blickling, outcompeting native species and causing erosion. With your help we can remove it.

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