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Blickling Estate

Open Now: 10:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Happy new year

We visit Blickiling Estate often as we regularly take a break in Norfolk. We never tire of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kettering, United Kingdom
Christmas Lights

We had heard that the Christmas lights around the house and gardens were magical for children... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Norwich, 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...more
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Blickling NR11 6NF, England
+44 1263 738030
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visit Blickiling Estate often as we regularly take a break in Norfolk. We never tire of the wonderful walks, beautiful gardens, amazing house and delicious cafe treats. This year the intended 20 minute drop in on our way home turned into 4 hours as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had heard that the Christmas lights around the house and gardens were magical for children. The website and media appeared to suggest that it was possible to visit without having to purchase tickets to the house. Unfortunately this was not the case. So 4...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We often tootle out to Blickling for lunch,as the restaurant is always good.Today was no exception,fabulous venison stew,and almost too much to digest.Excellent value.I can only assume the “ moaning Minnie’s” expect the house and beautiful gardens to be kept in their pristine condition for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank ohsocamp
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here with friends at the weekend, sadly I didn't visit inside the hall but I did enjoy a lovely walk around the grounds and a nice coffee and cake in the cafe. Very enjoyable.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank mbetowler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here before as we are national trust members, beautiful house and gardens, scenic walks, cafe served yummy food, national trust gift shops are always lovely onsite. They had a couple of exhibitions on, and some live play acting which was fabulous, wonderful day out....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Aurora-Gold
Reviewed 1 week ago

We’ve been lucky enough to visit Blickling many times, and it’s never less than fantastic. Even though it was busy (New Year’s Day!), you didn’t have to go far into the grounds to find tranquility and fantastic scenery. The formal gardens looked fabulous with their...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank NorthantsNige
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lights in the garden were fantastic, and the house was stunning. The mulled wine and mince pies were scrumptious. Also the staff were friendly and very professional as usual.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pathfinder801031
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pre-booked Christmas house entry on-line ages ago, knowing we would also have to pay for 'house' entry on the day. Well one of us would as one is a National Trust Member. (only till expires end of 2018) However, what wasn't clear when pre-booking was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Blickling E, Public Relations Manager at Blickling Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We’re sorry you were disappointed with your visit here. We suggested that people should prebook entry to the house (which you very sensibly did) in order to avoid disappointing anyone who had to be turned away; the whole experience would be spoilt if the house...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No dogs allowed beyond the main gates even though they say they love dogs. Great walk around the lake but no doggy bins to dispose of waste, which encourages owners to leave poop on the ground or worse still, discard the doggy bags in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Simon B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Hall on a cold Winters Day to view the lights and the House. The day didn't start too well, as former Members we did not realise entry and charges had changed in the last year. However our problems were resolved very professionally by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Richard F
Blickling E, Public Relations Manager at Blickling Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It’s good to hear that you were made welcome when you arrived and had a great day out here. It’s great that grown-ups and children enjoyed our Georgian Christmas and elf trail! We agree that the gardens look amazing when they are all lit up...More

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January 14, 2019|
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Response from Carol A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry didn't see anything advertised there ?
December 11, 2018|
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Response from CALVINScotland | Reviewed this property |
There is ample parking at the estate and an overflow carpark as well.
September 25, 2018|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
I’d go to Sandringham, although there’s not so much you can look at in the house itself, there’s the lovely gardens and a museum which is excellent.