Experience a great day out at Blickling Estate A short drive from Norfolk's beautiful beaches, the Blickling estate has long been one of the top destinations in the county. Originally home to the Boleyn family, the estate spans almost 5000 acres, with its grand Jacobean house overlooking the sweeping parkland. Get a map of the walks on the estate and set out to find missing buildings or follow the Weaver's Way that stretches through parts of the property. The garden has a year-round plant attraction, too. The sweet-smelling beds in the parterre and the double borders are a must see, as are the hellebores, daffodils and bluebells, azaleas and rhododendrons, wisteria and peonies that make up this horticultural place is a delight to visit. You can appreciate the Victorian sunken garden with its four vibrant herbaceous beds and a topiary of yew around a fountain of the 17th century.
What can guests enjoy at Blickling Estate?
Take a stroll through the formal wilderness garden with radial walks lined with turkey oak, lime and beech avenues, or search for a secret garden with summerhouse, sunny and scented plants in the northern wilderness forest. Throughout the orangery you can enjoy citrus trees growing throughout abundance, while outside the garden there is a wooded 18th century landscape park planted with oak, beech and sweet chestnut trees plus a long man-made lake.