Holkham Hall
Holkham Hall
4.5
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Our glorious Hall, attractions and surroundings make for a memorable day out. Be amazed by Holkham’s 18th-century Hall and magnificent State Rooms, admire the plants and blooms in the Walled Garden, delve into four centuries of history and discover our past and future in the Holkham Stories Experience. And if you’re looking to explore the great outdoors, bring or hire a bicycle, set off on foot, clip your harness on and traverse the treetops, row in the lake or climb aboard the tractor trailer! Our exciting programme of events includes intimate tours, school holiday fun, seasonal markets full of local wares, art classes and wildlife walks. In the summer, tuck into street food at Feast in the Park, sit back and enjoy outdoor cinema and theatre or take part in sports activities and events. Come Christmastime, Holkham is transformed into a magical setting where you can visit the dazzling State Rooms lit by candlelight (as seen on Channel 4) and spend time with Father Christmas too!
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  • Diane P
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit to Holkham
    Really lovely visit to Holkham. Visited the beach first, where there are nice walks. Paid for parking at Lady Anne's drive. Paid for all day parking which can then be used to park at Holkham estate. Lots of walks around the estate. The staff were very friendly and gave lots of advice. Dogs on leads allowed everywhere except the house. Nice cafe on site.
    Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Holkham beach and park.
    Written 6 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 May 2023
  • Lucy F
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding staff and customer service
    Outstanding staff and customer service. Our family had a memorable day admiring the grounds of Holkham Hall on hired bikes. The routes were well signposted with great views. After returning the bikes we walked from the hall (next time we’ll drive as was quite a trek with young kids) to the beach which was beautiful. We left a rucksack full of wet swimming gear and important medication in the grounds of the hall and the staff were incredibly helpful and communicated with us outside of working hours, and posted it back to us saving us hours of driving time. It arrived back at our house with everything including money intact in a short time. A great team work here, we’re very grateful.
    Thank you for taking the time to post these lovely comments, and thank you also for your card to the team who rescued your rucksack!
    Written 10 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 June 2023
  • Paul W
    34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hall Tour Great
    Paid for Hall Tour which worth extra as learnt far more than just visiting. Strange to pay for parking when have paid for tour but easy to spend the £30 in shop to get it refunded. Walled garden is lovely and the grounds are beautifully maintained. Restaurant options are alright but frustrating that cannot mix and match food options, who wants salad with lovely sausage roll when looking at chips?
    We are delighted you enjoyed your guided tour and thank you for your constructive feedback - it is always really helpful to receive ideas from our visitors.
    Written 10 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 June 2023
  • Sandra M
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just to be aware
    Hall tour enjoyable, staff lovely, helpful. Two things to be alert to. There is no walkways from the first car park, to village or to Hall, so you are either walking on road, or on grass, difficult for people with mobility issues and dangerous for all. Also, if you just want the courtyard cafe you pay the £5 car parking which is only redeemable against gift shop - not the cafe.
    Many thanks for your review and for your helpful comments to other visitors. If visiting Holkham Hall we would certainly recommend using the main car park within Holkham Park, as it can be quite a walk from the Holkham Village car park.
    Written 24 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 17 June 2023
  • Kevin S
    Watford, United Kingdom1,393 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kevin & Jane go Holkhamtastic
    We had a great Holkham experience. Fantastic below stairs tour with Karena & Mary on day 1, great Attics tour with Jackie & ? (Man, sorry) on day 2 and tour of Hall on day 3. Interspersed with long walks around the lakes, the walled garden and vast nearby beach, all in all a great investment of 3 days. All the staff were friendly welcoming, knowledgeable and helpful. Large restaurant on site with plenty of seating inside and out, very clean and accessible facilities, dog friendly for grounds, not house and plenty of paid on site parking. The complete relaxation package, Very reasonably priced given the scale of things to do. We will definitely be back. Thanks
    Wow! We think you must be our biggest ever fans, certainly Holkhamtastic! Thank you for all your brilliant comments and we can't wait for you to return again soon.
    Written 24 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 June 2023
  • scaryDerbyshire
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom147 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Couldn't fault our vist
    From the first coffee we had near the ticket office to the stunning grounds I couldn't fault this place. The exhibition at the start is really informative so don't miss it out. The house was a treasure and felt homely and warm even though it is a grand house. The room guides were excellent and very knowledgeable and approachable. You must see the walled garden. Probably the best I've been in. Have a great visit when you go there
    Such wonderful comments, thank you so much for sharing. We are so pleased you had a great visit with us.
    Written 24 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • MagsY2014
    Sheffield, United Kingdom140 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely visit
    Agree with previous review. Beautiful,stunning house gorgeous art good guides in rooms walled garden a treasure. Lovely cafe and shop. A perfect day. We saw the deer in the park and had a lovely walk. It was a real pity that a seriously careless, negligent dog owner allowed a dog off the lead to jump in the lake and swim around barking and terrifying geese, goslings, ducks and tiny ducklings for at least 15 minutes despite the fact that there are signs everywhere requesting dogs be kept on a lead. It was completely out of control. As an animal lover I was horrified that anyone could be so irresponsible in such a beautiful place. That aside this place is a must if you are in North Norfolk - not to be missed!
    We are delighted you had a lovely visit with us, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Sorry about the isolated dog incident though. Thankfully, almost all of our visitors are responsible and do keep their dogs on leads as requested, and our teams are quick to have a little chat with those who are not aware of the 'dogs on leads' request.
    Written 24 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 July 2023
  • WeWantAnotherHoliday
    Stevenage, United Kingdom805 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic day out
    Arrived at opening time and holkham was very busy, enjoyed walking the grounds and walled gardens. The hall tour was brilliant and we spent nearly 2hrs walking around the rooms and talking to the guides. Really nice day out and well worth the entrance cost.
    Thank you so much for the 5 star rating, we are really pleased you had a fantastic day out with us.
    Written 24 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Lindsey C
    Cheswick Green, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous day out with loads to do
    Lovely estate with plenty to. We did a lot of walking and saw hares and deer close up. The church was lovely and the house was amazing. Staff were very helpful. Highlight of the day was when my autistic son was asked if he would like to turn on the garden fountain. He hasnt stopped talking about it!! Will certainly try hiring a bike next time as still plenty to see.
    Thank you for your super feedback, we are delighted you all had a great day with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
    Written 7 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 July 2023
  • 55mo55
    London, United Kingdom234 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoy the day
    So big a day is needed and either hire a bike or like us just enjoy the long walks. Everything from the magnificent house to the largest wall garden I think I have ever been to, culminating to the walk to the beach. What a beach, proper sand and lots of it and lots of low level water for the kids and dogs to enjoy without feeling at risk. I loved the entire day and am already looking forward to my next visit
    How very lovely to read that you enjoyed your whole day with us here at Holkham. We are looking forward to your next visit too!
    Written 7 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 5 August 2023
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Graham M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
After weeks of miserable weather, the day we picked for our visit to the Holkham estate was glorious. We stayed for three nights at the Victoria hotel. What a treat! The staff treat you like family. They are welcoming, always smiling and keen to help make your stay memorable… which it was. The restaurant food is superb with everything sourced locally or grown in the huge walled garden at Holkham Hall itself. On one evening when we informed our waiter about a food allergy, the chef came to our table, discussed options and then prepared a special dish which was just wonderful. Breakfast each morning set us up for the day and I think the hotel’s Eggs Benedict is the best I’ve eaten anywhere.

Holkham Hall itself is lovely. It’s only open a couple of days each week as it is still very much a lived-in family home and that makes the visit all the more special. Unlike a National Trust property where a lot of the guides are volunteers, at Holkham they are all full time employees of the estate and every single person wants to be there; they clearly love their jobs and want to share their knowledge, love and enthusiasm with every visitor.

Everyone seems to go the extra mile to ensure you get the most out of your visit, but I want to pass on a special thanks to Dave. My wife and I are both nursing leg injuries at the moment that limit how far we can walk, so we asked to borrow a couple of the mobility scooters which the estate makes available. When we told Dave how far we proposed going he was a little concerned that the scooter batteries might not be up to the task. Within ten minutes he appeared at our outside lunch table with a golf buggy and personally drove us round the area we had wanted to explore imparting a well informed history of each of the places we visited en route.

It just capped a brilliant day at the hall. We spent a further day visiting some the farther flung corners of the estate and the town of Wells-next-the-sea. A memorable and thoroughly enjoyable couple of days. Highly recommended.
Written 19 May 2024
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Lisa S
Lincolnshire, UK324 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
what can i say absolutely amazing place staff knowledgeable and really lovely outstanding house and gardens and lake my goodness a one not to miss really is five stars all the way. Would highly recommend and really would definitely come back here really really spectacular the gardens house im lost for words seriously stunning definitely a one to see
Written 16 May 2024
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MicktheManx
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Lovely place to go, but I would not book in advance.

The parking is £6 for the day charged on arrival. This gives admission to the park, play area and stories exhibit.

When you are there, you can choose to go to the gardens or on a house tour (if open) if you wish.

Due to my confusion with the website, I thought you had to book in advance, bought garden tickets and then found I was charged £6 on top.

I would also bring bikes, particularly with kids, as it is a large park.

Alison thought the walled gardens were super and kids enjoyed the play area.
Written 14 April 2024
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Brady1991
Cambridgeshire, UK35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
As like many of the reviews, this is what it is… an open country park with some brilliant views and walks, and a good park for the kids to be entertained in.

£6 to park your car, but realistically £6 for a day out is ridiculously cheap .. bring a pack up, your kids bikes or scooters if you wish, and enjoy the area with all the walks, views and parks that it has to offer.

There’s an option to hire bikes, boats, or pay to do the high ropes too if you want to add more adventure to the visit.
Written 10 April 2024
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AbbyKay
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Welcoming staff who so obviously love Holkham and value visitors. Every member of staff from the shop to the booking office, to the house to tractor trailer experience were all knowledgable and delighted we'd come to visit. Children so well considered. Walking round the house was relaxing, beautiful with someone always ready to help or give some information. Plenty for children to do. Plenty for adults too including an invitationt to play the Steinway in the hall. Glorious grounds, plenty of seating for lunch, plenty of staff who only to happy to engage. Wonderful day out leaving us all very happy to have such an easy but fabulous experience.
Written 5 April 2024
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JeJackson
Warwickshire53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The estate looked in pristine condition . Clearly a lot of effort and money has been invested in improving and maintaining the facilities . The walled garden was immaculate . The bike hire facility was very efficient . All the staff we met were motivated to ensure we had a good time . The only reason I didnt give 5 stars was because the toilets were not good . The estate was very busy and the loos were well used by families and small children and needed to be checked more often .
Written 30 March 2024
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John P
Arundel, UK26 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We had booked in for the Xmas decorations at the Hall but had to cancel due to a home crisis. We requested either a refund or to be able to pass on our entry to friends but despite a pleading email were refused by email and a subsequent phone call.
So BEWARE when you book for 2024 there is NO POSSIBILITY of anything other than a loss of entry fees should you need to cancel for even the most serious of reasons. We live 220 miles away and this was a special visit to Norfolk which we won’t be able to repeat.
Written 6 March 2024
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Jenny41wren
Leicestershire, UK30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Holkham Hall Candlelight was disappointing this year. I expected to go through the entrance door and see all the candles lit. Instead we got rows of Christmas trees with lights.
Carrying on Holkham became just a light show that didn’t have the magic of other years. It just seemed that Holkham had tried a similar show that other places were doing. Holkham in other years was a very one off show and not copied elsewhere. Also missed the standard of music played other years.
Written 11 January 2024
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Jane W
uk159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We visited this beautiful home at the beginning of December. All the staff from car park to hall were lovely, happy & helpful. We had booked the candle lite tour to see the decorations which were amazing. From the moment we entered it was magical with a lady playing carols on the piano. All rooms were stunning. The lady who took us round was interesting & amusing which made it nice. We ended the tour in the kitchen with Mince Pies & a glass of Fizz. Lovely end to a perfect tour.
Written 10 January 2024
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Rebecca01G
Newmarket, UK16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The Audience with Father Christmas is overpriced for what it is, an audience to me should be stories read by Father Christmas, him investing time with the children. This had children in a queue waiting for a present (a tree decoration) there was no audience. I emailed the hall about this disappointing experience and the disappointing candlelight experience below and they wrote back explaining that they research regional and national Christmas experiences to check that they are comparable and offer good value. Over the years we have visited Father Christmas' at UK Lapland, Warwick Castle, Lapland, Norfolk Broads Tours, Cromer Pier, Norfolk railways (all 3), Polar Express, Audley End, Wishmas, and many more besides. In my experience this was absolutely awful in comparison, comparing value for money for the experience received.

Very clever marketing, don't be fooled.

The candlelight experience is again overpriced for what it is, the tour guide (whilst lovely) didn't provide any meaningful information about the decor or the history. The rooms were pretty but there were only a handful of rooms viewed. You see them all when going to an Audience with FC anyway.
Written 5 January 2024
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