Blickling Hall

This incredibly beautiful English Jacobean stately home, is in the tiny village of Blickling, just north of the pretty market town of Aylsham in Norfolk. The impressive country house is set in 5000 acres of parkland, and was once the home of Thomas Boleyn, the birthplace of Anne Boleyn and houses an incredible book collection.

Blickling Hall, gardens and estate is owned by The National Trust

This historic and beautiful National Trust house, garden & estate is set in unspoilt North Norfolk countryside about 30 minutes from Blakeney, and is well worth a visit if you are in North Norfolk.

Norfolk Blickling Hall

Blickling Hall is run by the National Trust

The house is a truly spectacular and great fun to look round. My personal favourite rooms, are the kitchens and the long corridors, that run under the house that were used by the servants.

In the summer the grounds at Blickling Hall are host to outdoor music concerts in the evenings including, pop concerts such as Classic Ibiza and even Michael Buble. The grounds and also host to the fabulous Aylsham show (a large agricultural show) which is held in the estate grounds on the August bank holiday most years.

Check Blickling Hall website for dates of forthcoming events.

Blickling Entrance

Things to do at Blickling for all the family

  • Large outdoor childrens play area. Dogs not allowed in the play area.

  • Wonderful gardens at Blickling Hall with huge herbaceous borders to inspire the gardeners amongst you

  • Recently restored walled garden. Well worth a visit

  • An orangery

  • A lake

  • Well stocked plant shop

  • Several tea rooms serving lunches and afternoon teas. You can take dogs in the muddy boots cafe, and also in the outside seating area in the courtyard next to main house serving lunches and afternoon teas.

  • A well stocked National Trust gift shop, wonderful woodland walks & an excellent second hand book shop.

  • Dogs on leads are allowed within the parkland and Blickling woods, although they are not allowed in the house or garden.

  • The muddy boots cafe near the main car park has an outside seating area and also an indoor room where dogs are allowed.

  • Lunch or dinner or just drinks at the Buckinghamshire arms just next to the main car park.

The Blickling EstateBlickling Estate

The Blickling Estate is also managed by the National Trust. Admission to the estate is free. You just pay to park your car. Parking is free to National Trust members, you just need to scan your membership card to get a free ticket to park all day.

There are lots of of walks around the Blickling estate:

  • Park run every Saturday

  • Dogs on leads allowed in the estate

  • Particularly beautiful in autumn when the colours of the deciduous trees are fantastic.

  • The best bluebell walks in North Norfolk in May

  • You can also enjoy the many woodland walks & then have a well earned cup of tea & something to eat in the tea rooms.

The bluebells in Blickling woods are incredible in late April & May

Blickling Hall Bluebells

Blickling at Christmas

If you visit Blickling hall at Christmas it is beautifully decorated & guaranteed to get you in the festive mood and there are christmas activities every weekend on the run up to Christmas.

The house and gardens are beautifully illuminated. It is best to book your tickets online for Blickling at Christmas.

Blickling Hall Christmas