With a range of scenic attractions and beautiful historical places of interest, we have selected a few to make the most of your stay in Norfolk.
Nobody ever forgets their first sight of Blickling. The breath - taking Jacobean mansion sits at the heart of a magnificent garden and historic park. There's a great programme of events to enjoy throughout the year and plenty of space to explore, with cycle hire available on site.
Built by the architect William Kent, and still home to the Earl Of Leicester family, explore the stunning 18th - century Palladian, Holkham Hall. Set within a 25,000 acre estate you'll have plenty to view and explore, including the Marble Hall, Walled Garden and the children's Woodland Play Area.
For Holkham's full year calendar of events, please click the link below
Former home of BBC Springwatch, Pensthorpe Natural Park is an inland 700 acre reserve, dedicated to protecting British wildlife with its conservation work which visitors can see during their visit. You can also discover five stunning nature-inspired gardens including the structural beauty of the Millennium Garden, designed by world-renowned plantsman Piet Oudolf. With WildRootz, an outdoor adventure play area, and the unique award-winning indoor play area, Hootz House, there is something to suit all generations for a full day out - with the further reaches of the reserve being a sanctuary of peace and tranquillity even during peak season.
For Pensthorpe's full year calendar of events, please click the link below
Houghton Hall - one of Norfolk's most beautiful stately homes built in the 1720's for Britain's first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. Now home to the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley and his family - a descendant of Walpole. It is a magnificent showcase of the works of architects James Gibbs and Colen Campbell complemented by the richly ornamented interiors of William Kent, and furnished to reflect Walpole's growing wealth and power. Situated in a traditional parkland, Houghton has a herd of beautiful white fallow deer, an award winning Walled Garden and an impressive permanent collection of Contemporary Sculpture.
Langham Dome, a Scheduled Ancient Monument, is one of only a handful of anti-aircraft gunnery domes left in the UK. Built in 1942 - 43 on the edge of RAF Langham, this intriguing building utilised innovative technology to train anti-aircraft gunners. Long before digital virtual reality was invented, moving images projected onto the inside of the Dome taught brave trainees how to shoot down enemy aircraft successfully. Seventy years after the end of World War 2, a visit to the Dome offers a unique opportunity to journey back in time and experience what life was like for those who served at RAF Langham.
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