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Blickling Estate

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Address: Blickling NR11 6NF, England
Phone Number:
+44 1263 738030
10:15 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:15 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

You'll never forget your first sight of Blickling. Sitting in a...

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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An excellent house and estate. Bit of a walk from the car park to the entrance. A lot to see inside the house. There was quite a bit of conservation work being carried out when we... read more

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

An excellent house and estate. Bit of a walk from the car park to the entrance. A lot to see inside the house. There was quite a bit of conservation work being carried out when we visited and welcomed the information those carrying out the work described to us. Quite a bit of information regarding a visit by Nehru. The... More 

1 Thank Paulvaj
Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great for an historic nose about. Lovely setting. Immense county garden, but Felbrigg Hall, nearby, has a better floral array.

Thank Travelpr02010
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the house and grounds were amazing well worth the £14 entrance fee. The staff dotted around the rooms gave some very interesting facts

Thank cjb472017
West Yorkshire
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74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So much emphasis is on the wonderful Felbrigg Estate that I feel this WONDERFUL HISTORIC ESTATE OF BLICKLING seems to lurk in the shadows of Felbrigg. For me this is one of the best places I have visited for quite a while and I felt so much at home here .I find it difficult to explain the draw for me... More 

1 Thank Tellitasitis213
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to see bluebells in the woods. They did not disappoint. Blickling Hall and Estate are beautiful. We spent many hours wandering the gardens. The interior of the hall is interesting - the guide being very knowledgeable. The manager was extremely helpful in fixing a problem that we encountered. All in all a great experience.

Thank Outandaboutbenalla
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a NT member and volunteer I was keen to take my mother (90) and two small dogs (on leads) to visit the gardens at Blickling. Obstacle one - no dogs allowed in the grounds (apart from assistance dogs) Obstacle two - gravel on the long approach to the gardens and insufficient signage to indicate alternative access for wheelchair users.... More 

Thank Jane E
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large historical house with free flow visiting. Purports to be the birthplace of Ann Boleyn as the property was owned by her parents around the time of her birth. Lovely gardens and walks around the estate.

Thank Stephen T
Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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516 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning house and the gardens are not to be missed. Wonderful parterre, and formal borders but also lots of parkland. Cafes were however in complete disarray, caused no doubt by a sunny day. No ice cream available in the two cafes by the house.

Thank moses_karibu
Blickling E, Public Relations Manager at Blickling Estate, responded to this review

We’re glad you enjoyed visiting the house and gardens. Sorry to hear about the lack of ice-cream – that is a very unusual event! More 

London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place well preserved and presented by the National Trust. Formal gardens beautiful and a huge informal park surrounds the property. Long walks in great settings possible.

Thank Peter_guest
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great house. We got the guided tour which was very informative and entertaining. Grounds are in super condition. Well worth a visit.

Thank Andy C

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