Stately Homes - Holkham HallLocal Gardens and Historic Houses

Holkham Hall

Magnificent Palladian hall with rolling parkland. A wealth of wildlife and attractions, as well as events for all ages throughout the year at the house and on the nature reserve, and the newly added woodland adventure play area; this includes regular Sunday matches with Holkham cricket team.  A recent addition is water activites on the lake, these include kayaking, boating, a cruise and water zorbing. Tel: 01328 710227.


Blickling Hall

Near Aylsham. A National Trust Jacobean redbrick mansion with a garden, orangery, parkland and lake. Spectacular long gallery, plasterwork ceilings and fine collections of furniture, pictures and books. Walks. Tel: 01263 738030


Felbrigg Hall

One of the finest country houses in Norfolk. A grand tour collection, period furniture and fine library. Walled garden, working dovecote, pottager gardens, exotic planting, extensive parkland, ancient woodland and way marked trails. National Trust. Tel: 01263 837444



The country retreat of H.M. The Queen. A fascinating house, an intriguing museum and the best of the Royal gardens. Tel: 01485 545408


Walsingham Abbey Grounds

Lovely for snowdrops in February. Remains of an Augustinian Priory set in picturesque gardens and parkland. The Shirehall is a former magistrate's court, now a museum. Tel: 01328 820259


National Garden Scheme, Gardens Open for Charity

Most gardens which open for the NGS are privately owned and open just a few times each year. Some gardens open as part of a group with the whole community involved. The gardens give all the money raised directly to us (including from the sale of teas and plants); the only exceptions being in some cases they ask that a small proportion goes to a nominated local charity.  Tel: 01483 211535 for details of gardens local to Jolly Sailor Cottage.




Local Galleries


Burnham Grapevine

Burnham Market. Tel 01328 730125.  Contemporary Art


Fairfax Gallery

Burnham Market. Tel 01328 730001


Gallery Plus

Warham Road, Wells.  Gallery Plus is the home of Trevor Woods' Contemporary Art Studio; paintings, original prints, ceramics and jewellry by artists and makers from around the country; professional picture framing service and workshop; layout design service.  Tel 01328 711609


Fish-and-Ships Coastal Studio

Fish and Ships is a small working art studio in Burnham Market, producing original pen and ink drawings, coastal maps, lino-cuts, driftwood sculptures, prints, cards, gifts, funky key-rings ( wooden fish and oyster shells), and unique fish, whales, prawns and lobsters made from beach found wood and ephemera, and pieces of abandoned boats collected from North Norfolk beaches and the marsh.  Studio open by appointment.


Saltmarsh and Samphire

Station Road, Wells.  The gallery opened in 2015 and is full of fine art; fabrics; lino cuts and photography taking inspiration from the North Norfolk Coast. Tel 01328 730382


The School House Gallery

Wighton. Tel 01328 730382