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New bus service arrives at Felbrigg

Felbrigg Hall in spring with daffodils in flower
Felbrigg Hall in spring | © National Trust Images/Hanne Siebers

Commencing 2 April, a new weekday bus service offers visitors a greener way to travel to and from Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate.

The new route is being operated by Sanders Coaches from Sheringham (four buses per day) and Cromer (two buses per day), running Monday to Friday. The busses will journey through villages and towns including Gresham, Baconsthorpe and Holt, using fully accessible 18-seat vehicles. This route will provide visitors with a unique view of Felbrigg Hall, travelling through the scenic estate to drop off and pick up passengers in the visitor car park.

Another popular National Trust site in Norfolk will also receive a direct bus service. Visitors will be able to get to Blickling Estate on a Monday and Friday on a bus direct from Aylsham Market Place. The Sunbeam service 1A will depart Aylsham at 10.10 and 11.40am. The return journey will depart from the roadside in front of the hall at 11.50am, 1.28pm and 4.08pm.

These new routes are being launched following Norfolk County Council's regular review of bus services and a partnership with Good Journey, a national organisation promoting car-free days out across the county. All services are signed up to the Government flat fare scheme which means a single journey is just £2 until the end of 2024. Children under five and concessionary pass holders travel for free.

Ella Akinlade, General Manager for Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, said: "I’m delighted that for the first time there will be a bus route connecting Felbrigg Hall to Cromer and Sheringham. We’re always striving to respond to climate change and this is a giant step forward in our adaptation journey. Improving car-free access to our estate for people travelling from nearby seaside destinations, as well as those based in rural towns and villages in between, will be transformative, allowing visitors to enjoy the beauty of the house, gardens and estate in a more climate-friendly way."

Both National Trust places are Good Journey attractions and offer a discount for anyone arriving car-free. This is currently 20% off entry and 10% off in the cafés. To find out more, visit the Good Journey webpages for Felbrigg and Blickling.

Visit Sanders Coaches to view the new timetable for buses via Felbrigg Hall.