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Norfolk

With big skies, stunning coastline, magnificent historic houses and colourful gardens to discover, you're spoilt for choice when exploring Norfolk in East Anglia.

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Top places to visit in Norfolk

View of the Hall through the frosty garden at Blickling Estate
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Blickling Estate 

One day is never enough. Discover a complete Norfolk estate with something for everyone.

Aylsham, Norfolk

Partially open today
Frost on the parkland with Felbrigg Hall in the background
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Felbrigg Hall, Gardens & Park 

Felbrigg Hall is a mixture of opulence and homeliness. Outside is a gardener's delight, don't miss the Walled Garden.

Norwich, Norfolk

Fully open today
Daffodils with the Hall in the background at Oxburgh Estate Norfolk
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Oxburgh Estate 

Home to the Bedingfeld family for 500 years, Oxburgh reveals one family's unshakable Catholic faith and story of endurance

near Swaffham, Norfolk

Fully open today
Sunset seen from the temple in Sheringham Park, Norfolk
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Sheringham Park 

Wander through Sheringham Park and discover why it became the personal favourite of landscape designer, Humphry Repton.

Upper Sheringham, Norfolk

Fully open today
Blue sky at Horsey Windpump, Norfolk
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Horsey Windpump 

An iconic Norfolk Broads landmark, climb to the top for panoramic views across this man-made landscape.

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Partially open today
A grey seal and her white pup on a shingle beach at Blakeney Point in Norfolk
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Blakeney National Nature Reserve 

As well as uninterrupted views of the beautiful Norfolk coastline, Blakeney Point is a haven for wildlife.

Cley Road, Norfolk

Partially open today
Sunset over Morston Quay in Norfolk
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Morston Quay 

Morston Quay is the ideal starting point to explore the Norfolk Coast. Why not book a boat trip to see the seals?

Morston, Norfolk

Fully open today
Sand drifts on the beach at Brancaster Estate, Norfolk
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Place

Brancaster Beach 

Come and enjoy the golden sandy beach at Brancaster, which is part of the iconic Norfolk coastline.

Brancaster, Norfolk

Fully open today

Winter walks in Norfolk

A wintry blast of fresh air and walk in nature can do wonders at this time of year. Here's our top walks around the county.

A frosty parterre garden, with grass and clipped shaped hedges, with a large period house in the background
Trail
Trail

Blickling Estate multi-use trail 

Tour the Blickling Estate by bike, wheelchair, with a pushchair or on foot, via this all-weather hard-surface footpath, with historic buildings and woodland along the way.

Activities
Walking, Cycling
DistanceMiles: 4 (km: 6.4)
Dog walkers in front of the church at Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk
Trail
Trail

Felbrigg church and ice house walk 

Along this circular walking trail you'll pass historic buildings dating back to the 1700s, notable trees, a hidden lake and an imaginatively planted arrangement of beech trees.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 2.6 (km: 4.16)
Wintry walk at Oxburgh Estate, Norfolk

Discover more walks in Norfolk 

Discover the best walks around Norfolk, from a stroll around the estate at Blickling to a bracing trek on the Norfolk Coast Path.

Latest news and projects

A close-up photo of snowdrops poking through snowy ground on a crisp, bright sunny winter day
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Article

Snowdrops at Oxburgh Estate 

Come and spy the first glimpse of spring as the snowdrops start to peek through the soil and provide a taste of what the change in season will bring over the coming weeks and months.

Seal pup sleeping on pebbly ground
Press release
Press release

First pups of the season born at England’s largest grey seal colony on Blakeney Point in Norfolk 

One of England’s most spectacular winter wildlife events is underway with the births of the first grey seal pups at Blakeney National Nature Reserve on the north Norfolk coast, cared for by the National Trust.

Hanne Siebers
News
News

Successful year for little terns 

Little terns on Blakeney Point have enjoyed a successful breeding season, in what has been a challenging year for many seabird colonies due to avian influenza.

Purple sea lavender surrounding a pool of water in a marsh landscape with purple-grey moody, cloudy sky above, which is reflected in the pool
News
News

Replacing Stiffkey Bridge 

Following the removal of Stiffkey Bridge in 2022, find out the latest about our project to replace the bridge and the timescales we're working to.

Common seals and sandwich terns at Blakeney Point, Norfolk
News
News

Our position on Centre Port's plan for The Wash 

The Wash is one of the most important estuaries in the UK. Therefore, news of a potential new container terminal and tidal scheme in an area designated for its importance to wildlife, is deeply concerning. Some bold claims are being made about ecology and we are keen to seek further information on the detailed plans and data to back these up.

Little Green Wallpaper Briar Rose is green with a pink rose pattern.

Inspiration behind Little Greene wallpapers 

We've collaborated with family-run paint company, Little Greene, to bring you a collection of unique wallpapers inspired by the historic collection at Felbrigg Hall and Oxburgh Estate in Norfolk.

Project
Project

Restoring the River Bure in Norfolk 

Working with the Environment Agency we’re working to improve the health of the River Bure. Find out more about a special project to keep this river and tributaries healthy to provide diverse habitats to let nature thrive.

Project
Project

Parkland restoration project at Oxburgh Estate 

Discover how we're restoring the parkland at Oxburgh Estate to become a species rich, native wood pasture once more, which will attract wildlife and increase biodiversity.

Get involved

A woman with long black hair is tending to some plants in a walled garden on a sunny day. She is wearing a raincoat and has a smile on her face.

Volunteering in Norfolk 

Making new friends, working in amazing places, and knowing that you're helping a cause you care about – just three great reasons to volunteer with the National Trust in Norfolk.

Visitors standing by a rhododendron bush at Sheringham Park, Norfolk
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Article

Supporter groups in Norfolk 

If you’re interested in joining one of Norfolk’s local supporter groups and meeting like-minded people to support the Trust’s work, find a volunteer group or association you can join.

Places to stay

From unspoilt sandy beaches to vast heathlands full of wildlife, there are so many reasons to holiday in Norfolk. Whether you’re looking for some hill-free family cycling or want to spot rare birds on the Norfolk Broads, we have lots of self-catering holiday cottages to choose from.

The exterior of Mrs Preedy's Cottage, Burnham-Overy-Staithe, Norfolk
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Article

Dog-friendly cottages in Norfolk 

Many of our Norfolk holiday cottages are dog-friendly, situated within unspoilt countryside and close to vast expanses of sandy beaches.

Visit National Trust places in Norfolk without a car

A group of people sit in boat on the water whilst on a seal-watching trip at Blakeney Point in Norfolk.
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Article

Sustainable travel in Norfolk 

There are a number of sustainable options for travelling to and from the places in our care in Norfolk, whether you’re looking to travel by train, bus, bike or foot. Here’s a little more information that can help you plan your visit.

Upcoming events

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Activities for the Little Ones during February! 

Oxburgh Estate, near Swaffham, Norfolk

This February, we have plenty going on to keep the little ones entertained.

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on
21 Feb to 25 Feb 2024
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09:30 to 16:00
+ 4 other dates or times
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Guess Poo? Half term trail 

Sheringham Park, Upper Sheringham, Norfolk

Have a giggle on Sheringham Park’s trail, match animals to their droppings and claim a tasty shortbread prize.

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on
21 Feb to 25 Feb 2024
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10:00 to 15:00
+ 4 other dates or times
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Half-term activities at Morston Quay 

Morston Quay, Morston, Norfolk

Visiting Morston Quay this February half-term? Why not take part in a few of our activities?

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on
21 Feb to 25 Feb 2024
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11:00 to 14:00
+ 4 other dates or times
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Guess Who trail at Felbrigg Hall 

Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, Norwich, Norfolk

Get stuck into a game of Guess Who inside the hall this half term.

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on
21 Feb to 25 Feb 2024
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12:00 to 15:00
+ 4 other dates or times
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Trust10 at Blickling Estate 

Blickling Estate, Aylsham, Norfolk

Trust10 monthly trail runs are a great way to blow away the cobwebs, get some exercise and take in spectacular scenery throughout the seasons.

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on
25 Feb to 24 Nov 2024
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09:20 to 11:00
+ 8 other dates or times
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Snowdrops at Oxburgh Estate: Gardener led tours 

Oxburgh Estate, near Swaffham, Norfolk

Join a member of the Oxburgh Garden Team and explore the estate as they provide insight into the snowdrops and spring bulbs that carpet Oxburgh’s woodlands.

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on
25 Feb to 26 Feb 2024
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11:00 to 11:45
+ 3 other dates or times
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Acorns | Parent and Toddler Group 

Sheringham Park, Upper Sheringham, Norfolk

Outdoor fun for pre-schoolers and their grown-ups.

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on
28 Feb to 27 Mar 2024
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10:30 to 12:15
+ 2 other dates or times
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Easter egg hunt at Felbrigg 

Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, Norwich, Norfolk

Hop, skip and frolic your way around Felbrigg's family Easter trail.

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on
23 Mar to 14 Apr 2024
at
10:00 to 16:00
+ 22 other dates or times
Family walking down the main drive with lady in a tramper at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire - CTA crop only

Where will you visit next?

Discover lots of gardens, historic houses, days out at the coast and more.