Close to Aylsham is Blickling Hall, a Jacobean mansion best known as the home of the Boleyn family.
Take a stroll on the Acre and enjoy spectacular views across the lake, whilst observing an abundance of wildlife. The lime trees and the turkey oak are particular highlights, with twisting branches and unique character. Meanwhile, the secret garden is a place for quiet contemplation or a good read. It is on the east side of the estate, surrounded by beech hedges. You can also explore the Orangery with its variety of citrus trees.
The house is open every day of the year, giving more opportunities to come and explore. Take a varied route around the house and experience something different each time you visit. You can also explore the RAF World War II museum too.
Felbrigg Hall offers much to see and do, from walks in the Great Wood to beautiful walled gardens.
The Felbrigg estate comprises of 520 acres of woods with rolling parkland, a lake and buggy-friendly paths. Follow a trail and discover the delights in the grounds; you will surely find some ancient Oak trees, as well as Sweet Chestnut, Hawthorn, Ash and Sycamore.
Don’t forget to explore their walled garden and the weird and wonderful variety of plants they house. For example, the extra special Umbellularia Californica, also known as the Headache Tree! Get up close to the double borders and herb beds and really breathe in the scent of lavender, sage and mint. You can find a good many modern surprises within this traditionally laid out garden… As well as some chickens!
For a landscape park and woodland garden with miles of stunning coastal views, choose Sheringham Park.
Wander through Sheringham Park and you’ll discover why it became the personal favourite of its designer, Humphry Repton. Famous for its vast collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, the last owner, Tom Upcher, would hold rhododendron champagne parties in the 1950s!
Today, you can climb to the top of the towers to experience breathtaking views of this beautiful landscape, the North Norfolk coast and maybe a steam train passing through. Spend a day here exploring 1000 acres of varying habitat including woodland, parkland and cliff top. Look out for wildlife, 3 species of deer can be seen alongside a wide variety of birds and butterflies.
- Blickling Estate
- NR11 6NF
Just 3.2 miles from the Plough Inn
- Felbrigg Hall, Gardens & Estates
- NR11 8PR
Just 11.8 miles from the Plough Inn
- Sheringham Park Visitor Centre
- Wood Farm,
- Upper Sheringham
- NR26 8TL
Just 15.4 miles from the Plough Inn