One of the most elegant country houses in East Anglia, Felbrigg Hall is a place of surprises and delights. Outside, the decorative and productive walled garden is a gardener's dream and the rolling landscape, with its lake and woodland is home to a host of wildlife.
Wander through Sheringham Park and you'll discover why it became the personal favourite of its designer, Humphry Repton. Famous for its vast collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, the last owner, Tom Upcher, would hold rhododendron champagne parties in the 1950s to show them off.
It’s hard not to fall in love with Oxburgh Hall, when you catch your first glimpse of the imposing brick manor house reflected in the tranquil moat. Built by the Bedingfeld family in 1482 as a statement of power and prestige, it remains their family home today.
At the heart of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Blakeney National Nature Reserve is home to rare terns and the largest seal colony in England. Brancaster Beach with its golden sand is perfect for sandcastle building and Morston Quay is a great starting point for a coastal walk or kayak.
Horsey Windpump is an iconic building with a fascinating past and the perfect gateway to experience the Norfolk Broads. Standing sentinel over the mere, a climb to the top is rewarded with beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Norfolk is a great place for a day out with the family. From crabbing at Blakeney and cycling at Blickling Estate to wildlife watching at Sheringham Park and den building at Oxburgh Hall. Enjoy a gentle stroll with your family and create your own adventure at Felbrigg Hall or further afield at Horsey Windpump in the Norfolk Broads.
Throughout Norfolk there are many trails and footpaths that will take you through stunning scenery, from the iconic coastline to the Norfolk Broads. As well as the coastal path, head off the beaten track at Sheringham Park, Felbrigg Hall and Blickling Estate.
Join us as we delve into our royal connections and collections, to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. From the ghost of Anne Boleyn to the crown jewels of a warrior king, lots of the places in our care have a royal story to tell.
In an exciting project that will see Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk returned to its 19th-century glory, 130 trees have been planted, including 20 rare black poplar trees that will increase the genetic diversity of one of Britain’s rarest native trees.
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.
Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve in the Fens and Heigham Holmes in the Norfolk Broads are both set to benefit from a “discovery grant” by the Government to kickstart the restoration of peatland habitats in the fight against climate change.
Thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, work to restore Silvergate stream on Blickling Estate is now complete, and it’s hoped that by restoring the stream at its source, will bring big benefits for wildlife and the health of the wider river catchment.
Not far from Cambridge you'll find Anglesey Abbey, a Jacobean style house with gardens and watermill. A little further afield you'll discover the working estate of Wimpole with its mansion and farm, the distinctive fenland landscape of Wicken Fen and views of one of the last working mills on the River Ouse.
With a landscape made famous by the artist John Constable to the royal burial ground at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk has a fascinating history. There's lots of variety too, from the coastline in the east to the picturesque wool towns in the west. And you won't want to miss Ickworth with its Italianate garden and parkland.
Tucked away in Essex you'll find hidden gems like Paycoke's House and Garden, Blake's Wood and Danbury Common, as well as some of our more well known places like Hatfield Forest. Over the border in Bedfordshire, enjoy the view from Dunstable Downs and in Hertfordshire, Ashridge Estate is ideal for walks with the family.