Felbrigg Hall


Truly a hidden gem, the Hall is a place of surprises and delights, a mixture of opulence and homeliness where each room has something to feed the imagination

Felbrigg Hall is one of the finest country houses in East Anglia.

It boasts a fine gothic style library and a magnificent collection of Grand Tour paintings.

Felbrigg Hall, acquired by the Wyndham family in the 1450s, neither looks nor feels like a haunted house. The Jacobean south front, formed from an original early Tudor building, is more inviting than imposing.

But it’s a different story in the Gothic-style library; a room of dusty gloom. It’s here that the ghost of bibliophile William Windham III (1750-1810) is said to appear, seated by a roaring blaze. In fact, books were to blame for Windham’s demise: attempting to rescue a friend’s library from fire, he sustained injuries that ultimately proved fatal.

Legend has it that Windham’s spirit can now be summoned if a certain combination of tomes is set out, although with more than 5,000 to choose from – including some from the library of Samuel Johnson, another friend of Windham – my hunch is he’ll remain undisturbed.

The house, its contents, and estate was left to the National Trust by Robert Wyndham Ketton-Cremer, the last Squire of Felbrigg Hall, who died in 1969.

The Great Hall
The stained glass windows in the Great Hall date from the 15th century a church in Norwich.

The Dining Room
The table is set ready for a grand evening meal.

The Walled Garden
The garden at  Felbrigg Hall is widely renowned as one of East Anglia's finest.

The Great Wood
There is a  3.3km way-marked walk through the Great Wood and over parkland and see the wide variety of trees of all ages.  Planted over many generations timber production was the primary purpose of this 380 acre wood.

Opening times
Most amenities open from 11am to 5pm the parkland is open from dawn to dusk.

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Enjoy tasty food in Carriages Brasserie or browse the gift shop and choose a memory from the large choice available

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015