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Blickling Estate

Blickling NR11 6NF, England
+44 1263 738030
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A beautiful house, well worth a visit..

Great few hours at Blickling. A beautfiul house with charm. The gardens were well maintained and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Peter T
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
Peaceful, pretty and picturesque

Not been up to blickling for quite a while, let alone to walk around the estate. Had a lovely time... read more

Reviewed yesterday
RoamsweetRome
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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. 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
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Blickling NR11 6NF, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Great few hours at Blickling. A beautfiul house with charm. The gardens were well maintained and looked great in early summer. The art exhibition throughout added to the experience, but also did not detract from the historical splendour of the whole property.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not been up to blickling for quite a while, let alone to walk around the estate. Had a lovely time walking around the gardens, after taking part in the history mystery in the church. Some interesting and unusual art exhibits and works dotted around. Also...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Blickling Hall on a dull and overcast day recently. The garden are superb and the walled garden not to be missed as it is beautiful and after only 4 years of working to make it so. Loved the restaurant and walks around the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The grounds are spectacular, as is the Hall. Being members of the National Trust means the entrance was free. Important if you have a large family. But even if you have to pay, it’s well worth the money. Amazing rooms, wonderful exhibits and a spectacular...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited Blickling Hall last week whilst holidaying in North Norfolk. Our main reason was to visit the gardens as we had never done them before. We were not disappointed. These gardens are worth the entry fee alone. They are magnificent. There is something there for...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited Blickling on a lovely sunny June day, we are National Trust members so this was on our list of places to see and do, as you walk down the long drive the house looks imposing and grand and then you enter through a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely day off here today. The cafe and the restaurant food was good. The staff were really friendly. The gardens were beautifully kept and the house was amazing. Loads of information and cozy. You could always take a picnic and sit by...More

1  Thank Jo C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The grounds and gardens are just stunning and very beautiful. The architecture of the house is fascinating and very much of its time. The staff were very pleasant and helpful, not at all the somewhat condescending frightfully middle class ladies so often encountered. You could...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As new National Trust members we are holidaying in Norfolk so Blickling Estate was a must see. First we did the longer blue walk (7km) with our dog, well sign posted and enjoyable as we went through various flat terrain walking round part of the...More

1  Thank small66
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this National Trust Property recently whilst in the area It is a lovely house with beautiful gardens. There is plenty to do with lovely walks We were lucky as some of the bushes and shrubs were in full bloom The builds are historic and...More

1  Thank DerbyTraveller-2007
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Popperoo
5 May 2018|
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Response from 758mothergoose | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are welcome in the park and the Farmhouse cafe. Assistance dogs only elsewhere. I hope you have an enjoyable day.
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Elkat2
5 May 2018|
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Response from Matthew S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as others have said, just turn up. Plenty of parking, lovely setting.
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Rory G
4 January 2018|
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Response from Dobby4 | Reviewed this property |
Hope this helps 😁 Late April to May is the best time at Blickling to see this flower of ancient woodland as it carpets the woodland floor. ... if the trees aren't very old or even if there are no trees there at all, the... More
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