Blickling Estate

Important notice -

Please be aware that the house will be closed on Monday 29 October as we dismantle our temporary art installation 'The Word Defiant!'. The gardens, shops and cafes will still be open, but with our new winter times from 10.30am until 3pm.

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

Books in a bath tub

The Word Defiant! Trust New Art at Blickling Estate 

Find out more about our art installation The Word Defiant! created by award-winning Theatre Company Les Enfants Terribles, shining a light on Blickling's library and the importance of books. Open daily until 28 October.

A boy and a girl run through the hedges in Blickling gardens

Half term family fun | 19 - 28 October 

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 bookworms in the house...

Squashes in the glasshouse at Blickling Estate

Autumn at Blickling Estate 

There's nothing quite like experiencing autumn at Blickling Estate. The dazzling displays of colour are a sight to behold throughout the gardens and parkland, so here are a few ideas for making the most of this vibrant season.

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What's on 

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Upcoming events

The Word Defiant!

Sun 21 Oct 2018
You'll see a very different story in the house from May to October this year, as we shine a light on the significant book collection at Blickling, as part of the Trust New Art contemporary arts programme.

Young people's activity day - Blickling's Renaissance Books

Mon 22 Oct 2018
In partnership with the Unlocking the Archive team at the UEA, join us for a variety of relaxed, creative and educational activities inspired by the incredible library of historic books in Blickling's Long Gallery.

Blickling parkrun

Sat 27 Oct 2018
parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world, run by volunteers.

Night run

Sat 27 Oct 2018
Join us for our Night Run this October, in partnership with Cotswold Outdoor. These traffic-free events are about having fun at your own pace, being social and exploring Blickling after dark. Walk or run - it's up to you.

Christmas is coming

Sat 01 Dec 2018
We’ll be celebrating Christmas throughout the estate. To make the most of the beautiful tree lined drive and the garden decorated in lights, we're open until 6.30pm, so you'll have plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere
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Eating and shopping

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Get involved

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Close up of Blickling's book collection

Explore Blickling's past 

This year we are exploring the origins of Blickling's eighteenth century long gallery library...

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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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Group visit

Bring your group 

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

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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.

Woman having tea and cake
Thank you

We couldn't do it without you...

Every visit you make contributes to our vital conservation work... the cups of tea, pieces of cake, garden strolls, dog walks and books bought, help us to keep Blickling special for ever, for everyone.

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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