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 series of beautiful woodland and lakeside walks.
Built in the early 17th century, Blickling is one of England's great Jacobean houses. The spectacular Long Gallery houses one of the finest private collections of rare books in England, and you can view fine Mortlake tapestries, intricate plasterwork ceilings, an excellent collection of furniture and paintings, as well as the newly restored 19th-century Hungerford Pollen painted ceiling. The glorious gardens are beautiful all year round – with thousands of spring bulbs, swathes of bluebells, vibrant summer borders and rich autumn colours. It really is a garden for all seasons and, with its 18th-century Orangery, secret garden and woodland dell, there is plenty to discover. The Hall is set in an historic park with miles of beautiful woodland and lakeside walks – it even has a pyramid-shaped Mausoleum.
Highlight tours of house available on selected days (additional charge, including NT members). Garden tours at 2 on most garden open days (additional charge, including NT members). Guided estate walks (approx. 3ml), twice a month: free.
Extensive network of footpaths around the estate, including three waymarked walks. Links to Weavers' Way and Marriott's Way (long-distance paths)
Including open-air concerts and theatre, guided walks, themed family and restaurant events.
Cycle hire centre in orchard picnic area. Map available of routes. Bridleways on property give shared use for cyclists.
On site catering
Restaurant and courtyard café serving local seasonal produce (licensed), assisted service, 80 covers. Functions and weddings catered for in private suite of rooms
Weddings at Blickling
Truly awe inspiring, the ideal venue for a wedding with a difference. Blickling is perfect for adding something a bit special to your wedding day, and is guaranteed to leave an everlasting impression.
You and your guests can not fail to be amazed by this splendid, welcoming room. With beautiful paintings and views overlooking the lake and gardens, the Garden Room provides an impressive backdrop for your ceremony.
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015