Blickling Estate

Important notice -

The Lake Walk will be closed on Sunday 25 August for the Aylsham Show. It will re-open at noon on Tuesday 27.

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

Blickling Estate

What's on 

Apples in the walled garden

Apple weekend | 28-29 September

Come and help celebrate our apple harvest. Try some apple juice from the Blickling apple press, treat yourself to a toffee apple, join the cooks in the 1930s kitchen for apple treats and buy produce to enjoy at home.

Upcoming events

Aylsham Show

Mon 26 Aug 2019
08:00-17:00
For over seventy years, the Aylsham show has been at the heart of Norfolk’s agricultural and social calendar.

Summer of sport

Mon 26 Aug 2019
10:00-16:00
This summer we have an exciting programme of fun and games across the estate for all the family to enjoy. Keep fit with a wide variety of activities from cycling and skipping to meditation and hockey

'The Edge of Things'

Mon 26 Aug 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 and beetles - pre-booked

Thu 29 Aug 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 29 Aug 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 31 Aug 2019
09:00-10:00
parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world, run by volunteers.
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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