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Blickling Estate

Blickling NR11 6NF, England
+44 1263 738030
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Day out

We had a lovely day off here today. The cafe and the restaurant food was good. The staff were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jo C
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Farnborough
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Fabulous place

The grounds and gardens are just stunning and very beautiful. The architecture of the house is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
neandermole
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 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 2 days 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

1  Thank neandermole
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Reviewed 3 days 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 3 days 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been to the concerts there, today we decided to have a walk round the gardens and maybe hire a bike. As national trust member parking was free, otherwise £3. From the car park we arrived the bike shed and was amazed to find that...More

1  Thank Chris H
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Blickling E, Public Relations Manager at Blickling Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It’s good to hear that you had such a great time exploring the estate by bike – it is certainly the best way to move around if you want to see everything. We look forward to seeing you again! (Just a small detail: car parking...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic place to visit lovely historical buildings excellent cafe my wife loved the secondhand books and I bought some plants well worth a trip

2  Thank Paul J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated a family birthday in one of the cottages on the estate 2 years ago, and really enjoyed our visit, so returned again this week. Seeing the lovely cottage brought back some very happy memories. We planned our visit to tie in with the...More

2  Thank MimiatWi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One confusing aspect of National Trust properties is that there are different ways to visit. The low cost method is to park in their lot, pay the 5 pound charge, and enjoy the parkland around the place. Parkland looks wild but isn't. The parkland is...More

2  Thank John M
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Blickling E, Public Relations Manager at Blickling Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for your very full account of your visit here. We’re glad you found it so interesting. Of course, the best way to visit National Trust properties is to become a member, and then both parking and entry are free (and if you come...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful and well preserved House, the guides were very knowledgeable and keen to answer any questions. The grounds are well tended as to expect with all National Trust property`s and the tea-rooms delightful.

2  Thank Stuart F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hall is truly impressive as you approach, and the inside does not disappoint. The guides are knowledgeable to very keen to chat to visitors, giving official information and lovely little stories about the hall and its occupants. The grounds are worth a visit in...More

1  Thank emmasnonna
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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 Tom M | Reviewed this property |
It’s NT - just turn up!
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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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