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Historic House:Blickling Estate

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Historic House

Blickling Hall

Blickling Hall

c Justin Minns

Due to COVID-19, please check directly with the venue/accommodation provider for potential new visiting and booking procedures.


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.

Civil ceremonies and small parties can be catered for in the Orangery and Doric Temple, but with drinks and canapes afterwards only (no receptions).

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsVenue approved for civil marriageHearing Accessibility Facilities

Opening details

We’ll be open for 363 days of the year from 2017, but it’s best to check our website for times before coming times


It’s best to check our website
Group rates are available for 15+ people.


NR11 6NF


See location of Blickling Estate on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 176285  Lat: 52.81063 Long: 1.22862


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

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Venue approved for civil marriageVenue approved for civil marriage
  • Hearing Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities