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Visit Blickling Estate car-free
It takes a little planning to reach Blickling Estate car-free, but there are options to arrive via bus, train, cycle and on foot.
If you prefer to take it easy, direct buses run to Aylsham from Cromer (about 35 mins), Norwich (45 mins) and Sheringham (50 mins). Its then about a 30-minute country walk to Blickling Estate.
Adventurers can pick from picturesque footpaths, cycle paths and via narrow-gauge steam train on the Bure Valley Railway. These are all connected to the stations on the scenic Bittern Line from Sheringham to Norwich.
From the bus stop it’s about a 30-minute stroll along a footpath. Alternatively, taxis are available from Aylsham to Blickling.
There are direct trains to Norwich from Great Yarmouth (about 60 mins), Cambridge (75 mins), London (105 mins) and many other cities.
Check our recommended route for step-by-step directions and use our journey planner to get the best route from where you are.
Enjoy 20% off your entry ticket when you arrive by train, bus, bike or foot (excluding pre-booked or ticketed events). You’ll also receive a voucher for 10% off in the café (valid for that day only).
Cyclists welcome. Blickling Estate is reachable on two wheels via several scenic cycle paths. Blickling is on the Rebellion Way, a 232-mile cycling adventure around Norfolk. You can also travel by bike along the Weaver’s Way cycle route and footpath from North Walsham to Aylsham, and the Bure Valley cycle route from Wroxham to Aylsham, as well as the Marriotts Way, a 26 mile footpath, bridleway and cycle route between Norwich and Aylsham. The North Norfolk Cycle Route takes in the history of Blickling, as well as Mannington, Barningham and Gresham.
There are bike racks in the Farmyard and outside the Estate Barn visitor reception. Plan your cycle route here.
Blickling Estate can be accessed on foot on the Weaver’s Way from North Walsham to Aylsham, the Bure Valley Path from Wroxham to Aylsham, as well as the Marriotts Way, between Norwich and Aylsham. Once on the Estate, there are more than 4,600 acres of parkland to explore at Blickling, here’s a map.
Groups of three or more travelling by train can save money with a GroupSave ticket (steam trains excluded).
The walk from the bus stop is along a footpath or lane. The Blickling Estate site has an accessible 4-mile multi-use trail. Collect a map upon arrival, which shows all the best waymarked routes around the estate.
About Blickling Estate
Explore 400 years of history at Blickling estate. The hall, built in the 1620s, is surrounded by 55 acres of formal garden including parterre, lake, kitchen garden and the unforgettable front drive, framed by ancient yew hedges. Explore the surrounding woodland, parkland and winding country roads that create a patchwork of Norfolk countryside. Henry and Dorothy Hobart created Blickling Hall. They built on the important history of this corner of Norfolk – King Harold owned the estate and Anne Boleyn was born here. Generations of the Hobart and Kerr families have lovingly evolved the estate. Delve through layers of history and get to know the communities that have loved and cared for it.
For any queries about visiting contact Blickling Estate on 01263 738030 or email@example.com
Address: Blickling Estate, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6NF. Visit Website