We recommend you book in advance for visits to our places, especially at busy times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking isn't always necessary at Blickling, Felbrigg, Oxburgh Hall, Sheringham Park and Peckover.
Blossom is a sure sign that spring has arrived. Nature's own confetti, nothing lifts the spirits quite like the beauty of pink or white petals adorning trees in the springtime. Here's some of the places that might be local to you, where you can witness this seasonal highlight in East Anglia.
Do you enjoy wandering around gardens, seeking inspiration for your own or perhaps they're a place to escape to if you lack your own green space? Find out what's in bloom, as well as some fascinating facts, myths and meanings behind the flowers we grow and what to look out for at this time of year.
Signs of spring are everywhere at Felbrigg and the Hall has partially re-opened. Look out for bluebells in the woodland, rhododendrons in the West Garden, and more exotic plants in the Walled Garden, including the azara, which has an amazing scent.
The wild garden at Sheringham is at its best in spring. Rhododendrons take centre stage until mid-June, with giant pierises, handkerchief trees and bluebells. Listen for the song of the blackcap and skylark and look out for deer, brown hares and maybe a basking adder.
Oxburgh Hall is currently undergoing an exciting restoration and it's all thanks to your support. Whilst work continues on the roof, enjoy a walk around the ground floor rooms which have re-opened, as well as the landscape, discovering new areas of the parkland.
Spring on the Norfolk coast brings a flurry of new sounds including the return of sandwich terns, common terns and little terns, and in May, oyster catchers, avocets and ring plummers will sing, display and lay eggs.
Horsey Windpump has re-opened and spring is a great time for a visit. Look out for boxing brown hares, dancing common cranes and marsh harriers, butterflies, including rare swallowtails and yellow brimstones, and carpets of bluebells.
Norfolk is a great place for a day out with the family. From crabbing at Blakeney, cycling at Blickling, wildlife watching at Sheringham Park, as well as plenty of space to enjoy a walk at Felbrigg and Oxburgh Hall.
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.
From artistic masterpieces and vast tapestries to precious personal possessions, the range and breadth of the collections in our care is astonishing. Get closer to a selection of these remarkable objects featured in a new book – 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust – and dig deeper into their stories.
Best breeding season for rare little terns for 25 years
One of the UK’s few remaining little tern colonies at Blakeney National Nature Reserve has had its most successful season for 25 years thanks to a lack of disturbance, few predators and a helping of luck. This year, nesting pairs of little terns fledged over 200 chicks at Blakeney Point.
Archaeologist discovers rare items under the floor of Oxburgh Hall
An archaeologist working alone through lockdown in the attic rooms of Oxburgh Hall has uncovered thousands of rare items under the floorboards. The variety, age and significance of the items found and what they reveal make it a unique discovery.
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.
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.