The exterior frontage of Blickling Hall, a Jacobean house.

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The story of the estate unfolds over a thousand years. The landscape with its hedges and narrow tree-lined lanes has changed little over the centuries and is quintessentially Norfolk.

Blickling’s owners have used the estate as a place of quiet refuge, while playing their part on the world’s political stage. Philip Kerr, 11th Marquis of Lothian, left this estate to the National Trust in 1940, and he’s vital to its story. Without him, it’s unlikely that Blickling would still be around for you to explore, along with many other places that you love.

We invite you to parts of the house he used privately, as well as for entertaining; and photographs, sounds and objects will create a sense of what it would have been like to be a house guest in the period leading up to the Second World War.

Don’t miss the RAF Oulton Museum and explore further in to the world of the RAF men and women, based here in the war.

Outside, the formal garden is the result of three centuries of inspired planting, and the gently undulating historic parkland is great for exploring. Grab a map of way-marked walks or our cycle trail and head out into the park. Keep your eyes open for lost buildings, stunning views and wildlife who call it home.

With three cafes on-site and a pub, there’s plenty of choice as to where to eat. Whether you’re a book worm, plant lover or stamp collector, don’t miss the Blickling shops and gallery selling a variety of local art and crafts.

Dogs are welcome in the parkland, however we ask that in areas where there are livestock grazing, and around the lake walk, that all dogs are kept on a lead. Dogs are not able to come in to the house and gardens (with the exception of guide dogs), however, they are welcome in Muddy Boots cafe by the car park, and in the farmyard, by the bookshop, stamp shop, farmyard cafe and plant centre.
 

Guide Prices

Free entry for National Trust members. For non-members, it’s best to check the website for our full price list: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blickling-estate
Group rates are available for 15+ people.
When you buy your admission ticket you're directly supporting our conservation work.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Catering

  • On-site catering - Grab a coffee before you start your walk or reward yourself at the end of your adventures with something tasty. From bacon rolls and croissants to cream teas and cakes, Muddy Boots and The Stables Café offer a selection of light bites and tasty treats to enjoy both inside and out.
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Guided tours for groups

Parking

  • Free Parking - Parking is free for National Trust members. A charge of £5 will apply for non-members.
  • Parking with charge - We are operating a pay and display in all our car parks, a charge of £5 will apply for non-members.

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs are welcome in the parkland, woodland, on the lakeside walk and on rights of way across the wider estate. Assistance dogs only on the driveway and in the formal gardens please.
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Onsite Catering
  • Public toilets
  • WiFi or internet access

Site Features

  • National Trust Property

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Related

A customer and member of staff in the Muddy Boots café at Blickling Estate, NorfolkThe Stables Café & Muddy Boots at Blickling Estate, AylshamMuddy Boots and The Stables Café offer a range of hot and cold drinks as well as a selection of one pots, light bites, sandwiches and cakes. Whether you want to top up your picnic, grab and go or take time to enjoy a coffee with friends, there are lots of places to eat at Blickling Estate.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:
Blickling is located 1.5 miles from Aylsham on the B1354 and is signposted off the A140 Cromer to Norwich road.

Blickling Estate - Hall, Gardens, Café and Shop

Type:Historic House

Blickling, Aylsham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 6NF

Tel: 01263 738030

Awards

  • Other AwardsNational Trust National Trust 2019

Opening Times

* It's best to check our website for times before visiting as times do change in line with the seasons: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blickling-estate

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