Days out on the Norfolk coast

Enjoy days out on the beautiful
North Norfolk Coast

Perennially popular with royalty, North Norfolk has more than its fair share of stately homes many of which are open to the public – perfect for a day trip, especially if the weather is under par. Here are just a few of our favourites:

Holkham Hall

Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AB
Tel: 01328 710227

At the centre of a thriving 25,000-acres agricultural estate, Holkham Hall was built in the Palladian style for Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester in the 18th century. Take a tour and be impressed by its spectacular Marble Halls, state rooms and impressive art collection. Hire a bike and cycle the estate, row a boat on the lake or let the kids let off steam on the woodland play area.

Sandringham Estate

PE35 6EN
Tel: 01485 545408

Built in 1870 by the Prince and Princess of Wales, later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, Sandringham has been passed through four generations of British monarchs and is now the country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. The house, centred in the 8,000-hectare estate, is open to the public providing a unique insight into the history and lives of the Royal family.

Oxburgh Hall, Garden and Estate

King’s Lynn PE33 9PS
Tel: 01366 328258

A romantic, moated manor house built in the 15th century by the Bedingfield family, who still live here. Tracing history from medieval times to the modifications made by the Victorian era, there is a rare opportunity to see an embroidery by Mary, Queen of Scots. Visit the gardens, which include a French parterre and woodland walks, and visit the secluded Catholic chapel.

Houghton Hall

King’s Lynn PE31 6UE
Tel: 01485 528569

Built by Great Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, Houghton Hall was passed to the Cholmondeley through marriage at the end of the eighteenth century. Explore the Hall with its great staircase, marble parlour, State bedrooms and red velvet saloon before enjoying the gardens and don’t miss The Soldier Museum, the largest private collection of model soldiers in the world.

Blickling Hall

Garden and Park, Blickling NR11 6NF
Tel: 01263 738030

Once the home of the Boleyn family, the Blickling Estate is one of Norfolk’s favourite visitor attractions. A fantastic Jacobean house and garden, the estate also provided the location for top secret work by the RAF during the Second World War – come and find out more at Blickling Hall.

Norfolk's great

Norfolk's great outdoors

Whatever time of year you choose to visit North Norfolk, there are a host of fantastic, awe-inspiring activities to enjoy along this beautiful coastline.

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Eats and treats

Eats and Treats

While our luxury self-catering cottages are fully equipped to cook and enjoy a meal at home, there are some superb places to eat and drink, just a stone’s throw away.

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Add a little Silver Service

We believe that self-catering shouldn’t be about sacrificing the pleasure and self-indulgent treats of a hotel break, so we have a range of options to provide the best of both worlds – an entirely relaxed place to stay with some Silver Service on tap.

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