Quintessentially Norfolk, the landscape around Blickling Hall with its hedges and narrow tree-lined lanes has changed very little over the centuries.
Originally owned by Sir John Falstolf of Caister from 1380-1459, Blicking Hall then changed hands to the Boleyn family, their most famous daughter being Anne Boleyn, one of the wives of Henry VIII and it’s believed that she was born here. Legend has it that the ghost of Anne Boleyn patrols the house and gardens at Blickling.
Now owned by the National Trust, Blickling Hall is open to the public. Photographs, sounds and objects will create a sense of what it would have been like to be a guest at Blickling Hall leading up to the Second World War.
Outside, the formal garden is the result of 300-years of inspired planting and the surrounding historic parkland is great for exploring. Head down the well-signposted walks and cycle trail and keep your eyes open for lost buildings, stunning views and wildlife.
With three cafes on-site and a pub, there’s plenty of choice as to where to eat. Don’t miss the Blickling shops and gallery selling a variety of local arts and crafts.
Dogs kept on leads are welcome in the parkland and around the lake walk, plus also, in Muddy Boots cafe, in the farmyard, the bookshop, stamp shop, farmyard cafe and plant centre.
This really is North Norfolk’s most magical historical stately home with so much to see and do for everyone during your self-catering holiday.