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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

Misty summer morning over Blickling lake, Norfolk
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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
Family visitors at Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, Norfolk
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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
Visitors sitting on a bench and admiring Oxburgh Hall, 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
Visitors standing by a rhododendron bush at 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
View of 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

Fully open today
Common seals and sandwich terns at Blakeney Point, 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

Fully 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
The beach and sand dunes at Brancaster Estate, Norfolk
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Brancaster Beach 

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

Brancaster, Norfolk

Fully open today

On the telly

Ainsley Harriott speaks to a member of staff in the outdoor kitchen at Blickling Estate
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Ainsley's National Trust Cook Off 

See Blickling Estate up close in ITV's new series, Ainsley's National Trust Cook Off, which airs from 18 May. Celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott hosts a friendly outdoor cooking competition and creates dishes using produce grown in Blickling's garden. Our staff and volunteers taste and rank each dish, and you'll also get to know the people who look after the gardens all year round.

Collections and house manager at Polesden Lacey cleaning a red Faberge egg
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Hidden Treasures of the National Trust 

Follow our conservation teams at work and get closer to the objects they care for in the second series of Hidden Treasures of the National Trust. You can watch the six-part series every Friday at 9pm on BBC Two, starting from Friday 10 May. Episode six, will feature Oxburgh Estate.

Spring walks in Norfolk

Put a spring in your step with a walk in nature. Here's our top walks around the county.

A mother and daughter explore the woods in Spring on Blickling's multi use trail
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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)
Two people walking up a hill on a summer's day towards the Temple at Sheringham Park.
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Trail

Repton’s walk at Sheringham Park 

Take in coastal views and country vistas on this moderate walking trail through the landscaped parkland at Sheringham.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 2 (km: 3.2)
The backs of a family walking through Sheringham Park, underneath the boughs of white and pink blooming rhododendrons.

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

Aerial view of the River Bure on the Blickling Estate in Norfolk
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Nature just the tonic for gin-clear ‘globally rare’ chalk stream in the Norfolk Broads 

As part of our Riverlands project nearly ten kilometres of the Upper Bure in Norfolk have been carefully restored in a bid to bring back its gin-clear waters, improve prospects for wildlife, and reconnect people with the river.

Image of a team member examining the newly restored Le Blon print at Oxburgh Estate
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Rare art work by 18th Century inventor of colour printing discovered at Oxburgh Estate 

Following analysis by National Trust experts, a work of art seen by thousands of people every year here at Oxburgh has been found to be an exceptionally rare survival of a work by the inventor of colour printing, Jacob Christoff Le Blon

Exterior of new gardener's bothy at Felbrigg Hall
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New 'green' bothy for Felbrigg Hall 

Thanks to a generous gift left in the will of one of our supporters, the Gardens team at Felbrigg now has a new place of rest and refuge in the Walled Garden. The new green bothy is fully accessible with an air source heat pump and living roof, making it a green and welcoming space for all.

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.

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
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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
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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.

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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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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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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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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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Hidden Treasures family trail 

Oxburgh Estate, near Swaffham, Norfolk

Kicking off for May half term, families can enjoy a Hidden Treasures trail around the grounds. The naughty Tudor rats have stolen items from the collection and hidden them in the gardens. Can you find them?

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27 May to 19 Jul 2024
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10:00 to 15:30
+ 53 other dates or times
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Half-term fun at Morston Quay 

Morston Quay, Morston, Norfolk

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

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27 May to 2 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
+ 6 other dates or times
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Ruby Plants a Radish - a garden adventure 

Blickling Estate, Aylsham, Norfolk

Ruby the rabbit loves radishes and we love them too! Join us for a garden adventure inspired by the book 'Ruby Plants a Radish', written by Kate Petty and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

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27 May to 30 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 17:00
+ 34 other dates or times
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Fascinating World of Eels 

Blakeney National Nature Reserve, Cley Road, Norfolk

Eels are perhaps our most mysterious fish, whose origin and life cycle were unknown for many centuries. Discover more about them and join our Ranger team at Blakeney.

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29 May 2024
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10:00 to 12:00
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Creature Craft Masks 

Horsey Windpump, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

It's time to get creative and go wild!

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29 May to 1 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 14:00
+ 1 other date or time
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Textiles & Wellbeing: Lorina Bulwer 

Elizabethan House Museum, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Activities exploring textile making and the samplers made by Great Yarmouth Workhouse inmate Lorina Bulwer.

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29 May 2024
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11:00 to 15:00
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May half term | Garden Gadgetry Day 

Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, Norwich, Norfolk

Find tractors, mowers and other trusty gadgetry in the meadow area where members of the garden team will also pop by to answer questions from budding green fingered visitors.

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30 May 2024
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11:00 to 15:00
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Immersive Gatehouse Experience 

Oxburgh Estate, near Swaffham, Norfolk

See the King’s Room and priest hole in a whole new light on an Immersive Gatehouse Experience.

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31 May to 7 Jun 2024
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10:30 to 11:30
+ 1 other date or time
Small girl running between conical topiary hedges in the Cherry Garden at Ham House

Where will you visit next?

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