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.
As the nights draw in and the leaves start to fall leaving a carpet of colour, whether you prefer to wrap up warm and get outdoors or snuggle up indoors, we've got plenty to see and do at Oxburgh Hall this autumn.
We've got pumpkin patches, scary spiders, creaking staircases and secret doorways, just some of the ingredients for a spooky Hallowe'en adventure this October half-term. That's if you're brave enough to visit!
There are so many places to explore this autumn. Whether you enjoy the freedom of the great outdoors, can't wait to take in a different view or are excited by the secrets our places are just waiting to reveal. The question is where will you visit first?
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.
From May to October, you’ll see something very different at Blickling, which houses one of greatest country house libraries in the care of the National Trust. In response to the threats this collection faces, award-winning Les Enfants Terribles have created an immersive art installation that will question the very importance of books.
Four striking pieces of furniture created by set designer, Gary McCann, have gone on display at Felbrigg Hall. Throughout 2018 these curious cabinets will showcase previously unseen objects collected by the colourful characters, whose exotic travels and wild interests have shaped this family home.
To mark the 70th anniversary of Peckover House coming into the care of the National Trust, artists Aid & Abet, seek to re-imagine the extensive collection that once filled this house. Unveiled in February, the artists have taken inspiration from the family's love of art. See for yourself as this artwork continues to evolve throughout the year.
In partnership with British Cycling and HSBC UK, we're now offering low cost cycle hire at Blickling Estate for all ages, making it easier than ever before to get out and explore on two wheels. Cycle hire is open daily and prices start from £3, our 4 mile trail can also be enjoyed in all weathers.
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.
Horsey Windpump is currently undergoing an exciting and ambitious restoration project that will see her restored to full operational order. Follow the progress of Tim the millwright, as we restore one of Norfolk's iconic buildings.
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.