Home to peaceful stretches of coastline, stunning countryside and the famous Broads, Norfolk is thoroughly deserving of its place among the UK's premier holiday destinations. In addition to its wealth of natural treasures, Norfolk is also packed with some exciting and fascinating man-made attractions. Blickling Hall - one of the country's finest stately homes - is among the highlights. The Jacobean property is located just to the north of Norwich, meaning it's within easy reach of some of the finest hotels in Norfolk.
The Elegant Mansion
The elegant, red-brick mansion of Blickling Hall dates all the way back to 1616, but remains in pristine condition. The interior is thoughtfully furnished, giving an accurate representation of the lives of Blickling Hall's former residents. This list of residents has among it a number of high-born family names and prominent titles. Even before the present building stood, the site was home to the family of Anne Boleyn, sometime in the early 1500s.
Visitors can enjoy guided tours of the National Trust managed property. Highlights include spending time with the cooks in the kitchen and perusing Blickling Hall's substantial and significant collection of books in the library.
A Vast Rural Estate
While any visit to Blickling Hall will inevitably centre around the exquisite stately home, there's plenty more for visitors to see. The property is set within a staggering 4,500 acres of picturesque grounds, spanning farmland, woodland and parks. There are plenty of walking routes clearly marked, and a variety of wildlife to be spotted all year round.
Hotels near Blickling Park
With such close proximity to Norwich, visitors to Blickling Park can enjoy some of the finest guesthouses, bed and breakfasts and hotels in Norfolk. For those who prefer a rural setting, there's also plenty of accommodation in the Norfolk countryside. The Old Pump House is a stunning five-star bed and breakfast located in Aylsham, just minutes away from Blickling. Guests enjoy the height of comfort and can relax in the peaceful and idyllic country garden.
Norwich itself is home to a plethora of hotels, ranging from well-known brand hotels on the city's edge to quaint, family-run guesthouses in the historic city centre.