From the stunning Norfolk Coast, to discovering the stories and drama behind magnificent houses. Wander around their gardens or enjoy a walk in the countryside. Don't miss a visit to Blickling, Felbrigg, Oxburgh and Sheringham Park at this time of year.
We've got pumpkin patches, scary spiders, creaking staircases and secret doorways, just some of the ingredients for a spooky Halloween adventure this October half-term. That's if you're brave enough to visit!
The dazzling displays of autumn colour are abundant throughout the gardens and estate at Blickling from the oak, beech, lime and sweet chestnut trees. Enjoy a walk around the lake to see their colour reflected in the calm waters, or head to the Great Wood in search of weird and wonderful fungi.
Possibly one of Norfolk's best kept secrets. The Great Wood at Felbrigg, with its eye-catching autumn foliage is quite the spectacle. Walk down the beech-lined tree avenue on the Victory V walk, where the magnificent trees tower above, creating tunnels of colour. Even the narrow winding lane aptly named 'Lion's Mouth' surely hints at the colourful treat that awaits you.
Wander through Sheringham Park to discover its ancient and remarkable specimen trees, such as the golden larch and smooth Japanese maple. Scattered through the leaf litter, weird and wonderful fungi grow in abundance - the un-sung heroes of autumn.
Come and appreciate the changing of the seasons at Oxburgh and the colour of the estate at this time of year. Walk to our stunning copper beech tree on the South Lawn and contemplate it's beauty from the bench below, or stroll through the Wilderness and its colourful tree lined avenue.
With the arrival of autumn, why not take part in our autumn challenge and watch the season unfold? Eight weeks, eight themes and eight reasons to fall in love with nature. So get snapping and share your photos with us on Instagram using #NTautumnchallenge
At the age of 16, Flo Wadlow left her family to begin what would become a distinguished life ‘in service’. By the time she was in her early twenties she was in charge of the kitchen at Blickling and even cooked for royalty. Discover more about Flo, Mr Dunning the butler and others, as you head below stairs at Blickling.
As you walk down the back stairs and along the passageway through the servants wing at Felbrigg Hall, you'll see the kitchen, where you'll find preparations in full swing for a waist-expanding dinner. Other rooms include the Servants' Hall and Estate Office.
Follow our most ambitious restoration project to date, which will secure the future of this 500 year old building. Along the way we'll share our discoveries, life behind the scenes and opportunities to take a closer look.
A dormer window collapse back in 2016 has led to an ambitious project to restore Oxburgh's roof, including the Victorian windows and chimney stacks. With your help we can restore this building and save another one of Norfolk's treasures.
Not far from Cambridge you'll find Anglesey Abbey, where the gardens boast colour throughout the year. Head a little further afield and you'll discover Wimpole with its impressive mansion and Home Farm, the distinctive fenland landscape of Wicken Fen and one of the last working mills on the River Ouse.
The question about Suffolk, is where will you visit first? From a landscape made famous by the artist John Constable to the royal burial ground at Sutton Hoo. Enjoy a walk along the coast in the east, to the picturesque wool towns in the west. No visit would be complete without a trip to Ickworth.
There's more to Essex than first meets the eye. Tucked away you'll find lots of hidden gems, from Bourne Mill in Colchester to Paycocke's in Coggeshall. Blake's Wood, Danbury Common and Copt Hall are all great for walks, then there's Hatfield Forest, an ancient royal hunting forest.