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Blickling Estate

Blickling NR11 6NF, England
+44 1263 738030
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Christmas Lights

We went to Blickling to see the beautiful Christmas lights and were so impressed! The garden... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Beautiful house, lovely day out!

We visited this weekend for the Christmas event. The tour of the house was lovely and beautifully... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Amy T
Essex, United Kingdom
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You'll never forget your first sight of Blickling. Sitting in a magnificent garden and park is a breath-taking mansion, flanked by ancient yew hedges. Past owners have used the estate as a refuge while performing on the world's political stage. Philip Kerr, the last private owner, helped shaped the National Trust's history, using his influence to find a way of saving great country houses for future generations to enjoy. Until his death in 1940 he used the house for entertaining his prominent guests; and photographs, sounds and objects help to tell his story. Outside, the formal garden is the result of three centuries of inspired planting, and the gently undulating historic parkland is great for exploring.
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Hours Today: 10:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Blickling NR11 6NF, England
+44 1263 738030
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to Blickling to see the beautiful Christmas lights and were so impressed! The garden decorations looked beautiful and were clearly the result of a lot of careful planning and hard work. There was so much attention to detail and everything was beautifully coordinated....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this weekend for the Christmas event. The tour of the house was lovely and beautifully decorated! Thoroughly enjoyed the event. We came back later on in the evening to see the lights and was well worth the visit. Car park was very well...More

1  Thank Amy T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A trip to Blickling Hall at this time of year is a must. The Hall and gardens are bedecked with trees and decorations and all the volunteers are so welcoming and really made our day. Can’t wait to returnMore

1  Thank Chris W
Blickling E, Public Relations Manager at Blickling Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We agree that a visit to Blickling is part of Christmas! The house and gardens are all lit up, and we hope will drive away any seasonal gloom. If you want to see the Christmas decorations inside the house, you will need to come the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Blickling Hall yesterday to see the house and gardens decorated for Christmas. It was wonderful! The decorations in the rooms are stunning but the highlight were the gardens. Beautifully lit, it was a simply magical experience. Plenty choices to eat and drink.

2  Thank Ilios
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grandest of Norfolk's three major National Trust properties. There is much to see and do here. The grounds and gardens are delightful, particularly in May but bear a visit at anytime. The Hall itself, birthplace of Anne Boleyn, has many treasures and a very...More

Thank tyketyke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place to visit even on a drizzly autumn Sunday. As NT members we can't comment on the price, but there is lots to do here. I loved going into the house as there were information sheets in every room which provided...More

Thank pak94
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking information is available at Visitor's Reception and we chose a pleasant flat and easy walk by the lake in this lovely estate. Dog friendly but be on the look out for any livestock on the way. It only takes about 1 hour to cover...More

Thank Doug T
Blickling E, Public Relations Manager at Blickling Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We’re glad you enjoyed walking round Blickling estate; our new all-weather track is accessible to walkers, cyclists and wheel-chair users and takes you through lovely woods. You can if you wish walk much further too – the estate is much larger than visitors often realise!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Again in the area, we called in to visit the cafe and have a walk. We knew the house was closed but having taken this into account we enjoyed our visit.

Thank andrewlgc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots to do here - from the very picturesque house, which you can explore through a self-guided tour (lots of NT volunteers on hand to answer questions), a small RAF museum which reflects on staff billeted on the estate during WW2, formal gardens, walled gardens,...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Spectacular gardens complete with lake and beautiful views. The self-guided tour worked very well with knowledgable staff in every room and lovely furniture and tapestries to view. The kitchens and the silver safe were particularly interesting, and the exhibit showing their battles against moths and...More

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Joan W
5 September 2017|
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Response from GDandJA | Reviewed this property |
It's about a 5 minute stroll from the car park
13 August 2017|
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Response from ca46717 | Reviewed this property |
yes, very good
26 June 2017|
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Response from Keith R | Reviewed this property |
Yes in back room at Muddy Boots cafe