Self-Catering near Blickling Hall

Self-Catering near Blickling Hall

If you’re planning on visiting Blickling Hall, one of Norfolk’s finest National Trust properties, Boundary Stables offers beautifully furnished, self-catering cottages only a short drive away. (Boundary Stables has free WIFI so you can check the National Trusts’ website before you visit for information on tours and special events.)

Blickling Hall, originally built in the 15th century, was once home to the Boleyn family. The Hall you see today was built in 1616 and designed by architect Robert Lyminge. There is plenty of history to delve into here, not only inside the hall but in its gardens and the wider estate. In the 20th Century, during World War Two RAF Officers were housed at Blickling – It is believed that some of the graffiti carvings in the beech trees by the lake date back to the 1940’s!

There is plenty to do on the 4,777 acre Estate and you could easily spend several days exploring. There are many way-marked tracks for walking and cycling along and you can fish on the lake. Dogs are allowed, so long as they are kept on leads as livestock graze in some areas of the estate. There’s a lovely walk that loops round Blickling’s lake, past the perimeter of the gardens and begins and ends at the front of the hall.

The Great Wood is an area of ancient woodland, home to a beautiful display of bluebells during spring. You can follow several trails in and around the Great Wood, where you are likely to see plenty of wildlife. On the edge of the Great Wood is the unusual, large pyramid shaped Mausoleum, built in memory of John Hobart, Earl of Buckingham in 1793.

Don’t forget Boundary Stables has bikes available for Hire and after a long day at Blickling, you can unwind in the sauna.

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