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Blickling Hall Estate

A fabulous lakeside estate, near Aylsham, managed by the National Trust

An Introduction to Blickling Hall Estate

Blickling Hall Lake
Entrance Hall
Blickling Hall
Long Gallery
Garden Fountain
Blickling Hall is only a couple of miles from Aylsham and is a magnificent Jacobean house, garden and park, famed for its long gallery, fine tapestries, paintings and rare books. The extensive grounds are used in summer as the venue of various concerts. The hall is owned by the National Trust.

Over the last 1000 years the Blickling Hall Lakeside Estate has been home to soldiers, scholars and, most famously, Anne Boleyn. The former queen's headless ghost haunts the grounds on each anniversary of her execution. Blickling Hall itself, a lovely red-brick, turreted mansion, is roughly 400 years old. It's filled with a vast collection of treasures, from the portraits in the Great Hall to the extravagant furnishings of the State Bedroom. Outside, waymarked walking and cycling trails snake their way past the flower gardens, around the lake, and through 500 acres of woodland.
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Blickling Hall
Blickling Hall Gate
Blickling Hall
The front of Blickling Hall
Blickling Hall AutumnBlickling Hall in Autumn
Blickling Cottages
Cottages at the front of Blickling Hall
Blickling CottagesThe front of one of the cottages

Blickling Hall
The side elevation of Blickling Hall
Blickling Hall Lake
The view of the lake from the garden
Blickling Hall GardensBlickling Hall Gardens
Garden Statue
A statue in the garden
Garden FountainA fountain in garden
Blickling Walled Garden
One of the walls of the walled garden
Summer Garden FlowersSummer flowers in the garden
Blickling Hall Garden
A view over the garden lawns at Blickling Hall
Garden SummerhouseA summerhouse in the garden

Great Hall
The Great Hall inside the entrance of Blickling Hall
Drawing Room
The Drawing Room
Dining RoomThe Dining Room
Long Gallery
The Long Gallery and Library
Long Gallery
Another view of the Long Gallery and Library
Long Gallery
The Fireplace in the Long Gallery
Reception Hall
A Reception Room at Blickling Hall
Master Bedroom
The Master Bedroom
Blickling Hall Bedroom
One of the other bedrooms at Blickling
Smaller Bedroom
One of the smaller bedrooms
Blickling Tapestry
Part of one of the Tapestries at the Hall
Stained Glass Window
The stained glass window in the Hallway
Blickling Staircase
The view up the main staircase

It is claimed that Blickling Hall is haunted by the ghost of Anne Boleyn. Every year on the anniversary of her execution on 19th May 1536, a carriage arrives at the hall, pulled by headless horses and driven by a headless coachman. Anne steps out the carriage and wanders the corridors of the hall, if disturbed, she just vanishes into thin air, not to be seen until the following year!

Blickling Hall Lake
Blickling Hall Lake
Blickling Hall Park
Blickling Hall Park
Buckinghamshire Arms InnThe Buckinghamshire Arms Inn
Blickling Cottage
A thatched cottage on the estate
Blickling Hall RooftopsBlickling Hall Rooftops


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