National Trust - Norfolk

Published: Friday 27th May 2016

Written by: Laura Foster

If you are a National Trust member, you will be especially pleased to hear – Norfolk has a wide variety of top attractions for you to visit....

Whether you simply want to enjoy wide open spaces, visit stunning gardens, be amongst an abundance of wildlife or explore Jacobean mansions check out the National Trust places for you to discover listed below…… 

Oxburgh Hall, (see image above) near Kings Lynn is a romantic moated manor house built by the Bedingfeld family in the 15th century and still lived in today. It is rich in catholic history with a hidden priest hole and surrounded by beautiful gardens.01366 328258. Oxburgh PE33 9PS.

Blakeney Nature Reserve is one of the largest expanses of coastline in Europe. The ever-changing tides and abundance of wildlife mean that no two visits are the same. Follow the Norfolk coastal path for uninterrupted views or take a boat trip to Blakeney Point and spot the seals basking in the sunlight.01263 740241. Morston NR25 7BH.

Sheringham Park guarantees you fabulous views of North Norfolk, open all year round and with over 80 species of rhododendrons, you will enjoy a colourful backdrop for your long walk or leisurely stroll.01263 820550. Upper Sheringham NR26 8TL.

At Blickling Hall Estate, there is so much to explore and has something for everyone. Once the home of the Boleyn family, now a proud Jacobean mansion complete with a 5000 acre parkland ideal for walking and cycling. 01263 738030. Nr Aylsham NR11 6NF.

Climb to the top of Horsy Windpump to enjoy beautiful views over Horsey Mere and the wider landscape, a great starting point when visiting the Norfolk Broads.01493 393450. Nr Great Yarmouth NR29 4EF. 

The Elizabethan House in Great Yarmouth is an interactive museum reflecting the life and times of families who lived in this 16th century quayside building, from Tudor through to Victorian times, with lots of hands on activities for children and adults.01493 855746. Great Yarmouth NR30 2QH.

Felbrigg Hall Estate is a place of surprises and delights, with a mixture of wealth and homeliness, every room has something different to share. The rolling landscape boasts parkland, formal gardens, and a decorative walled garden that provides fresh fruit and vegetables and inspiration for all.01263 837444. Nr Norwich NR11 8PR.

Go wild at Brancaster Activity Centre on the North Norfolk Coast. They welcome all to try various activities including sailing, kayaking and raft building.01485 210719. Brancaster Staithe PE31 8BW. 

Enjoy some stunning views over North Norfolk at West Runton and Beeston Regis Heath – With the woodlands changing throughout the year, visit anytime to discover a magical variety of flowers, birds, bees and butterflies. Also the perfect spot, for a picnic.01263 820550. West Runton NR27 9ND.

Laura Foster
Laura Foster


Enjoys running, cycling, going to the theatre and supporting Norwich City Football Club.


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