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Stately Homes & Gardens in Norfolk

Heritage sites also including country houses in Norfolk...

Norfolk Stately Homes, Country Houses & Gardens

Blickling Hall

Blickling, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 6NF
Tel: 01263 738030    Fax: 01263 731660

Blickling Hall Norfolk Photo © Philip Halling
Blickling Hall Norfolk -
Photo: Philip Halling CCL


Magnificent Jacobean house, garden and park.

Built in the early 17th century and one of England’s great Jacobean houses, Blickling is famed for its spectacular long gallery, superb plasterwork ceilings and fine collections of furniture, pictures, books and tapestries.

The gardens are full of colour throughout the year and the extensive parkland features a lake and a series of beautiful woodland and lakeside walks.

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Felbrigg Hall

Felbrigg, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 8PR
Tel: 01263 837444    Fax: 01263 837032

Felbrigg Hall Norwich Photo © Philip Halling
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Photo: Philip Halling CCL


One of the finest 17th-century country houses in East Anglia.

The Hall contains its original 18th-century furniture, one of the largest collections of Grand Tour paintings by a single artist, and an outstanding library.

The Walled Garden has been restored and features a series of potager gardens, a working dovecote and the National Collection of Colchicums.

The park, through which there are waymarked walks, is well known for its magnificent and aged trees.

There are also walks to the church and lake and through the 200ha (500 acres) of woods.

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Oxburgh Hall, Garden & Estate

Oxborough, King's Lynn, PE33 9PS
Tel: 01366 328258    Fax: 01366 328066

Oxburgh Hall Norfolk Photo © Christine Matthews
Oxburgh Hall Norfolk -
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15th-century moated manor house.

This quintessential Tudor house, with its magnificent gatehouse and accessible Priest’s Hole, was built in 1482 by the Bedingfeld family, who still live here.

The rooms show the development from medieval austerity to neo-Gothic Victorian comfort, and include an outstanding display of embroidery worked by Mary, Queen of Scots and Bess of Hardwick.

The attractive gardens feature a French parterre, walled orchard and kitchen garden. There are delightful woodland walks and an interesting Catholic chapel.

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Sheringham Park

Upper Sheringham, NR26 8TB
Tel: 01263 823778    Fax: 01263 823778

Sheringham Park Norfolk Photo © Stuart Warrington
Sheringham Park Norfolk -
Photo: Stuart Warrington CCL


Landscape park and woodland garden. Designed in 1812 by Humphry Repton, Sheringham Park is one of his most outstanding achievements.

The large woodland garden is particularly famous for its spectacular show of rhododendrons and azaleas (flowering mid May to June).

There are stunning views of the coast and countryside from the viewing towers and many delightful waymarked walks through the park and mature woods, including a route to the North Norfolk Railway Station (a private full-gauge steam railway).

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SHARP Investigates a Norfolk Village

Sedgeford Hall Entrance - Photo © Robert Walden
Sedgeford Hall Entrance -
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Holcombe Ingleby, a Sedgeford, England, resident and owner of Sedgeford Hall, wrote in 1913 that he had discovered eight burials "near my house" in one summer of investigation.

Ingleby suggested that many skeletons had been uncovered previously in the area, though he gave no specific dates or locations for those finds. More...

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Wingfield Old College

Church Rd, Wingfield, Diss, Norfolk, IP21 5RA
Tel: 01379 384505    Fax: 01379 384034
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Fascinating medieval house and gardens in rural North Suffolk offering a unique combination of arts and heritage: with collections of textiles, prints and ceramics plus 4 acres of gardens with eccentric topiary, ancient ponds and garden sculpture. New Walled Garden opens at Easter 2002 with exotic and radical planting schemes for a fresh approach to gardening for the new Millennium. Site includes College Yard - the new visitor centre for Wingfield Arts with 3 Exhibition galleries and changing contemporary art exhibitions throughout the season. Tearoom, Arts Gift Shop, Play Garden for young children 0-6 yrs.

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Holkham Hall & Estate

Holkham, Wells-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB
Tel:  01328 710227    Fax: 01328 711707
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Holkham Hall is one of Britain's most majestic Stately Homes. It has splendid state rooms with wonderful paintings, fine furniture and ancient statues. A Bygones Museum has over 4,000 domestic and agricultural artefacts.

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Grimes Graves

Thetford, Norfolk, IP26 5DE
Tel: 01842 810656       E-mail:

Named Grim's Graves by the Anglo-Saxons after the pagan god Grim, it was not until some of them were first excavated in 1870 that they were found to be flint mines dug some 4,000 years ago. The mines provided the materials needed to make tools and weapons. Today visitors can descend 10 metres (30 feet) by ladder into one excavated shaft.

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Berney Arms Windmill

Berney Marshes, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1SB
Tel: 01493 857900        E-mail:

Berney Arms Windmill is, at some 20 metres, Norfolk's tallest marsh mill, and it is still in working order. It was originally used to grind cement clinker, but later it pumped water from the marshes of the Broads. From the mill there is fine panorama of Breydon Water and over the surrounding marshes.

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Row 111 House -The Old Merchant's House and Greyfriars' Cloisters

South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3LD
Tel: 01493 857900       E-mail:

Row 111 House was almost destroyed by bombing in 1942-3 and contains many items rescued from the rubble. This and the Old Merchant's House, which boasts fine plaster-work ceilings and oak panelling, are surviving examples of Row Houses, unique to Great Yarmouth. Nearby are the remains of a Franciscan friary with early wall paintings discovered during bomb damage repairs.

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Dragon Hall

115-123 King St, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QE
Tel: 01603 663922       E-mail:
Web: www.dragon.hall/index.htm

Dragon Hall on King Street - one of Norwich's oldest streets - consists of a magnificent 15th century merchant's hall at first floor level. Described as 'the secular equivalent of East Anglia's great medieval churches', the timber-framed Great Hall with its outstanding Crown Post Roof and intricately carved and painted dragon is a monument to medieval craftsmanship. Built for the sale and display of cloth, a staple of the Norwich economy from the 15th century until the early 19th century, the hall is a legacy of the early days of the Norwich Cloth Manufacture. As the only medieval merchant's trading hall known to have survived in Europe, Dragon Hall is unique.

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