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Blickling Estate

Blickling NR11 6NF, England
+44 1263 738030
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Absolutely brilliant.

I really enjoyed touring the estate and habing my lunch in the garden. I especially liked the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tim N
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Monett, Missouri
via mobile
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We wanted to visit the book shop and cafe but found you had to pay for a full days parking we wont... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Martin022
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Blickling NR11 6NF, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I really enjoyed touring the estate and habing my lunch in the garden. I especially liked the library where there are books dating back to the 14th Century. The furnishings and decor are original and the tour guides at every turn are ever so helpful...More

Thank Tim N
Reviewed yesterday

We wanted to visit the book shop and cafe but found you had to pay for a full days parking we wont bother to go again!

Thank Martin022
Reviewed 2 days ago

We felt the expense was a rip off as we had already paid for parking separately and for 2 seniors we then had to pay almost £40 to see the house and gardens. The gardens were neat but small and the house provided information sheets...More

Thank Mrs J A H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Blickling as part of our weekend tour. Yet another fantastic NT house, Great dressed rooms and lovely grounds. The history of the house is absolutely fascinating. The paintings are fabulous. Take your time there is so much to look at. I just wish...More

Thank USADriver
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really excellent National Trust property. The gardens are a delight to go around even in late September; we had a guided (and free) tour of the garden by one of the volunteer gardeners which was very informative. The house is very interesting with a wealth...More

Thank martinballhome
Reviewed 4 days ago

A walk from the car park down the impressive walled entrance and keep an eye out for the Shop, which is on the right hand side. Although this is Not cheap, we paid £37 + for a family of four. I thought the money would...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

On holiday in Norfolk for a week, my wife and I visited Blickling twice. The first time, we had decided to have lunch at the restaurant before looking round the house. Unfortunately the restaurant seating is limited and although the staff appeared to be taking...More

Thank Nothard2please46
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are superb and looked beautiful even at this time of year. Walled garden was good. I would liked to have had more of the rooms open to view in the house but the conservators were interesting. The RAF museum was good.. learned a...More

Thank Toxshot44
Reviewed 1 week ago

We eventually found Blicking and thought the place was very poorly signed. We were directed to the muddy overflow car park and as we walked back through the main carpark we discovered that we had to buy a parking ticket from the one and only...More

Thank greenacrejude
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are members of National Trust and don't often use our membership but I'm so glad we did get chance to visit this beautiful estate. We wandered through the gardens and the house and was totally amazed at how grand everything is. It was fantastic...More

Thank BajanSammy
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Joan W
6 September 2017|
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Response from zebulon186336 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I find the car park a very long way from the Hall itself. You have to walk past the Muddy Boots cafe, down a slope for a while, across a road, past the pub, along in front of half the Hall and down the Hall drive. If you... More
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Daisydoo09
14 August 2017|
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Response from ca46717 | Reviewed this property |
yes, very good
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Gritty84
27 June 2017|
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Response from Keith R | Reviewed this property |
Yes in back room at Muddy Boots cafe
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