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.
Norfolk is a great place for a day out with the family. From crabbing at Blakeney, cycling at Blickling and wildlife watching at Sheringham Park. Get ready to build a den at Felbrigg Hall or join us for a walk in nature at Horsey Windpump 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.
As well as Blickling's garden of lights, you can enjoy wandering around both Blickling and Felbrigg Hall, where some of the ground floor rooms will be decorated for the festive season. Join us for a glass of mulled wine or a mince pie with friends and family. Or pop along to Oxburgh Hall for the Percy the Park Keeper winter trail.
From artistic masterpieces and vast tapestries to precious personal possessions, the range and breadth of the collections in our care is astonishing. Discover more in our recent book – 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust.
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.