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Blickling Hall

Blickling & nearby

Note - we cannot guarantee that all the attractions below will currently be open to the public. Please check for yourselves before travelling.   July 2020

Blickling Hall, National Trust

  • Blickling Hall - opening times vary
  • Blickling Estate - grounds open every day

The Blickling Estate, which surrounds The Bucks, covers 4,777 acres and includes woodland, parkland and farmland. Public footpaths traverse the estate providing free year round access.

To see a map of the area with walks on the National Trust website click Blickling Estate Walk

Blickling Hall itself is a stunning red brick mansion bordered by ancient yew hedges. For opening times see the National Trust website.

Famous previous owners include Geoffrey Boleyn, grandfather of Anne Boleyn, the ill-fated wife of Henry VIII. It is said that Anne Boleyn was born there and her ghost appears in the grounds!

During World War II the house was requisitioned and served as the Officers' Mess of RAF Oulton.

Weavers Way & Marriots Way

  • Long distance footpaths
The Weavers Way and Marriots Way pass close by. Further information on the Norfolk Trails website. The Bucks is a popular refreshment and overnight stop for walkers and cyclists.

Keys Auction Salerooms

  • Seek out treasures and bargains!
Based in Aylsham, Keys hold weekly general auctions plus specialist Fine Art auctions.


  • Five minutes drive from Blickling

The market town of Aylsham is known for its Georgian architecture, quaint character streets and large 14th-century church. Other attractions include individual shops, twice-weekly traditional market and regular auctions of fine art, books and antique furniture.

The hub of Aylsham is the central Market Place where you could pop into our sister pub, The Black Boys Hotel for refreshment.

Bure Valley Railway

  • Take the train to The Norfolk Broads!

On the outskirts of Aylsham is the Northern terminus of the narrow gauge Bure Valley Railway. The station is a popular tourist attraction with trains running regularly to Wroxham in the Norfolk Broads. A daily service operates in Summer, selected dates at other times.

Further afield

  • Shops, boating, beach.
A 20 minute journey will take you to the city of Norwich, the Norfolk Broads or the North Norfolk coast. Also to Holt, a popular market town nearby which offers a diverse range of interesting shops.
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