Holkham Hall
Holkham Hall
4.5
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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  • Holly W
    9 contributions
    Beautiful scenery
    Firstly, Holkham grounds are stunning and well kept. The beach is beautiful and spacious - one of my favourite beaches for miles around. This review is in relation to the Christmas Market, which was disappointing. The arrangement of the cabins were very close, making it difficult to view items. Many people gathered in the middle of the cabins as there was little space for people to manoeuvre. The stalls did not offer much in the way of variety but that said, the craftsmen and women were all excellent at what they did, offering some lovely gifts. Unfortunately, on some stalls there was limited stock but that was more than likely down to the fact that it was the second day! I will be visiting Holkham Hall again because it is a stunning location and has a lot to offer but not this particular event as I feel that there are better options available.
    Thank you for taking the time to give us your helpful and constructive feedback, we will ensure it is passed on to the event organisers. We look forward to welcoming you back to Holkham on a quieter day.
    Written 18 December 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 December 2022
  • Lindsey G
    20 contributions
    Candlelight Tour
    The staff were very friendly and helpful and we were offered Prosecco and mince pie on arrival. The tour started off well with a pianist and beautifully decorated hall and stairs with Christmas trees and lights and candles. Unfortunately for me it went down hill after that with a lot of artificial flowers and foliage instead of lots of greenery from the grounds. It was nice to see the real poinsettias and Christmas trees. Can’t understand why they didn’t use old toys and typical packaging of the era. The guide boasted that lots of props were bought on Facebook market place…. It took 55 mins to complete the tour. £28 x 2 for tickets + £5 to park for just over an hour spent there in all was not good value for money. Two hours to drive there and two home, I will not be returning…
    Many thanks for your feedback, which we will ensure is passed to the Christmas team.
    Written 10 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 12 December 2022
  • Lizzy21
    Norfolk, United Kingdom15 contributions
    Christmas Candlelight Tour
    Our second year visiting the hall at Christmas. Sadly not a patch on last year's displays. It felt a bit thrown together this year. Our guide started the tour by telling us what had gone wrong in the planning stages..... cancelled trips to Germany for inspiration and covid had impacted the planning timetable. Then spent most of the tour pointing out details so small that we couldnt see. Visited the cafe first for prosecco and mince pie, lovely touch but absolutely freezing in there! Need to invest in some inner glass doors or better heating. We'd gone all out this year with a meal at the Victoria first, which was not great. So with a disappointing £85 lunch and £56 +£5 for the hall it was a very expensive treat which sadly did not live up to expectations. I do agree with other reviews in that the parking fees on top of the £28 tickets are a bit much. Harpist was brilliant, the marble hall and entrance were spectacular but for us it all went a bit downhill thereafter. Not impressed with the dodgy parrots! Felt like they had run out of steam this year. Such a shame when I know that all the staff and volunteers have worked so hard on the installation but for us it didn't quite hit the mark this year.
    Many thanks for your feedback. Our Christmas team are always keen to know what our visitors think of the displays and it helps us to plan for future years.
    Written 10 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 December 2022
  • Rachel J
    1 contribution
    Horrifying
    Appalled to see geese snd goslings dying on the grounds near the lake. We saw several goslings gasping for air with discharge coming from their nostrils. Obviously bird flu. We informed a member of staff who told us to ‘leave them there as there is nothing they can do about the bird flu situation there’. So no bio-security, no informing the public of the situation and absolutely no attempt whatsoever to reduce the spread of the virus. We have geese at home so going there put our ins flock at risk. Not acceptable. Happy to take your money and promote their ‘conservation efforts’ but they don’t care about the suffering g if the duck birds on their grounds or the birds who will get sick because if their lack of effort. Horrifying!
    Thank you for your concern. We do take the welfare of the wildlife here and the threat of bird flu very seriously and would like to clarify that the wildlife on the lake is monitored daily. Completely contrary to your supposition, to date we have had no reports of bird flu. Sadly there are many natural reasons why wildlife may become ill, and for most of these we need to let nature take its course.
    Written 7 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 19 May 2023
  • Jane F D
    Norfolk, United Kingdom47 contributions
    Disappointed and Brochures sold out in July?
    My 4th visit with one of my visitor to Norfolk as so enjoyed in the past. I was so disappointed this time. There were no brochures available on the house sold out in July? No conducted tours Staff poor at coming forward with room information as one walked around or monopolised by a chatty person except the guide in the kitchen who was brilliant. Transport to gardens no more so didn't bother to go, too far to walk as pensioner's with knee issues, though might have got a pass for my car. Holkham Stories seemed to be the same as Field to Fork used to be except the film up dated.
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent visit, however we are sorry to hear about your disappointment. This year our guidebooks had sold much quicker than we had anticipated, but the good news is that a new batch is now in stock. And yes, we would have certainly encouraged you to drive to the walled garden had we known there were mobility issues. Just to clarify that 'Holkham Stories' is the new name for 'Field to Fork' - reflecting the fact that we are telling stories of the wider estate, stories which are being added to each season. Again, sorry for the disappointment, we hope that this helps to explain the 'blips' on the day you visited and that you will come back to see us again soon.
    Written 24 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Dan W
    2 contributions
    Rude staff
    Arrived in 2 cars at the car park, my partner in front had the bank card, I said to the guy that he was paying for mine in front to which he replied ‘that old story is it’, wouldn’t believe that he was paying for me and we were together, said just wait there while I go check. Then said ok that’s fine. I’m going into a car park which your charging me £5 each for not through high security. Pulled up to which my child got out the car and the dog had ran off. A women from the cafe bought him back over and said he needs to be on a lead, am aware of that but we had just pulled up and as a excitable puppy had just jumped out. Not a great start to arriving and being there not even 5 minutes.
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry you felt our staff were rude; this is most unusual and your comments will be passed on.
    Written 25 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Janet E
    Hereford, United Kingdom112 contributions
    Not worth the money
    We paid handsomely to visit this Hall then were charged £5 to park. Like many many other reviewers we object to being charged this amount on top of a hefty entrance fee. Then there was another charge of £5.50 to see the walled garden however good it might be. We needed accessible parking which wasn’t particularly accessible! We subsequently found out that we could have parked in front of the Hall. This should’ve been offered by the unhelpful car park assistant. Thankfully we found out that we could drive the long distance to the walled garden only to find out there would be an extra charge. Multiple reviewers have objected about all these extras and say make everything inclusive and no changes are ever made. The Hall is underwhelming with no information sheets (not everyone wants a detailed lecture from a knowledgable guide). So many unidentifiable rooms with masses of paintings were not that interesting. There’s no access to the gardens of the house which is a shame. The grounds are vast and rambling but not for those with mobility issues. The shop was ridiculously highly priced so the thought of spending £30 to get your £5 parking ticket refunded was frankly laughable. Such a disappointing day.
    Thank you for your review. It's disappointing that Holkham Hall was not to your taste. Please note, the £5 parking fee lasts for a full day, giving ample opportunity to enjoy the parkland and sights, and cafe too. We do not feel £5 parking is a lot for a whole day out. Holkham Hall costs £23 per adult (children/family tickets available), and this includes the price of visiting the Walled Garden and Holkham Stories exhibition space too. There is no additional charge to use the accessible parking at the Walled Garden or for entry to the garden if you have a Hall ticket.
    Written 25 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 September 2023
  • Alan S
    Woking, United Kingdom159 contributions
    A curate's egg - but most parts were OK.
    We felt that £23 per head was a little stiff, but what the xxxxxx, let's have a look! But it was not appreciated when (only on arrival, not shown previously) another £5 was then added for parking. Naughty. Nor, pre-visit, was it revealed how very long the walks were to various parts, especially from the car park to the Hall, and to the walled garden from the Hall. Although beautiful walks, a land train or similar should be provided, at least for the less able. The Hall did have some spectacular parts but so do most stately homes, we'd give an "average" score for the interior. Nevertheless, for the physically and financially able, it provides a few hours of pleasant scenery, wildlife and strolls, very much enhanced by the superbly friendly, informative and helpful staff and volunteers.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 October 2023
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blue388
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Mar 2023 • Friends
Interesting place. IS IT TRUE THAT THE ESTATES WEALTH WAS BUILT FROM INVESTMENT IN SLAVE TRADING IN THE SOUTH SEAS?
Written 10 November 2023
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martinbanks2009
Brussels, Belgium20 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
The Victoria is a hotel/resto at Holkham Hall on the North Norfolk coast. Like the surroundings, it is wonderful. The staff may be multi national - from Portugal, Romania and elsewhere - but the cuisine is unashamedly British, an excellent too. Much, if not all, the things you will find on your plate here is sourced directly from the sprawling Estate, including the mouth watering meat and delicious vegetables (which come from the Walled Garden). As the game season is about to start, you can expect some terrific venison and the like very soon. We paid a visit on a flying trip from Belgium and it was well worth the long drive through East Anglia. The service is very friendly and welcoming and the staff take the time and trouble to explain everything on the fantastic menu. The food, as ever, is the main thing and, here, you will not be disappointed as it quite marvellous. There is a fixed menu during the week served at lunchtime which consists of a small choice of starters and mains, including seared estate beef goulash and herb crusted cod. Two courses costs a very reasonable £23 and three is an equally affordable £29. The a la carte choice is just as lovely: starters include Brancaster Bay moules,squash cheesecake and Holkham beef and fruit pig white pudding. Mains feature an estate cut of the day, turkey escalope, plaice fillet, stroganoff and curried smoked hadock. There is also a daily plats du jour consisting of dishes like salmon and prawn pie, sole and confit pork belly.The dessert and drinks offerings are just as terrific and, again, all this is lovingly explained by the nice staff. After a quite wonderful meal, either lunch or dinner, here you should try to explore a bit of the nearby Estate as it would be a shame not to. We, sadly, did not have time as this was a very short visit but we hope to see something of Holkham Hall in the future. Either way, if you are in this wondrous part of the UK you really should also make a beeline for this magnificent restaurant - you will not be disappointed for sure. Highly recommended (the views are great too......)
Written 8 November 2023
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JWD
Kettering, UK11 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
Amazing we rented out bikes it was amazing we saw a deer and great food we haven’t been since 2021 great service the tractor ride was fun
Written 31 October 2023
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Elaine S
Leigh-on Sea, UK7 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
I visited Holkham Hall with my husband and my mum who had mobility issues.
Not long after arriving we were greeted by Dave and Sarah from the Visitor Experience team who explained that a buggy was available to take us all to the walled garden and it would take my mums walker too. This was absolutely brilliant as my mum would not have been able to have walked to this area.
On the ride to the garden Dave told my mum about the mobility scooter available for her to use. When we arrived he soon put her mind at ease and demonstrated how easy it was to use. He was so patient and ensured she was happy and confident on it. The use of the scooter really made all the difference as we were all able to explore the garden together. After a fab coffee and delicious cake, Sarah and Dave called for the buggy to take us all back to the house.
The service given by Dave, Sarah, Lance and Nigel ensured that my mum especially had a very enjoyable and memorable day.
Written 26 October 2023
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Annie G
Great Missenden, UK36 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Lovely park (we didn’t go in the house as we had our dog) but enjoyed a walk with the pram and a stop in the cafe. The cafe was ok. Good for a quick lunch. The shop was full of lovely things. But the best thing was the nice walking including heading down to the beach where there was another cafe and the dog loved running around in the sand
Written 15 October 2023
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Alan S
Woking, UK159 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We felt that £23 per head was a little stiff, but what the xxxxxx, let's have a look!
But it was not appreciated when (only on arrival, not shown previously) another £5 was then added for parking. Naughty.
Nor, pre-visit, was it revealed how very long the walks were to various parts, especially from the car park to the Hall, and to the walled garden from the Hall. Although beautiful walks, a land train or similar should be provided, at least for the less able.
The Hall did have some spectacular parts but so do most stately homes, we'd give an "average" score for the interior.
Nevertheless, for the physically and financially able, it provides a few hours of pleasant scenery, wildlife and strolls, very much enhanced by the superbly friendly, informative and helpful staff and volunteers.
Written 14 October 2023
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Flyer35828346803
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Couples
We really enjoyed our day at Holkham Hall, so much to see and do with lots of history. Only downside was the disappointment of the gift vouchers that had been a present from our family.
Whatever you spend on your first item, no refund is given for the rest of the vouchers which in our case we were going to spend £28 in the cafe which means we would have lost the remaining £22.
Instead we used tham for entrance into the Hall which meant we paid £25 per person instead of the £23 per person entrance.
Whilst we were not expecting a cash refund some form of refund in vouchers would have been good even if they had to be spent on the day.
This is not what you would expect from Holkham Hall especially in the financial crisis we are all in at the moment. To us it's like stealing our money.
Written 11 October 2023
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Kathleen H
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Well kept park & grounds with prices to reflect the quality of the area… however … make sure you check ‘best before dates’ on certain foods on offer as my ice-cream was out of date by 6 months !!
It was swapped without question … but ….
Written 4 October 2023
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Flyer52733715512
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Couples
My husband is disabled, the staff are exceptional! Super helpful and just lovely, had a scooter ready for him and a machine to help him up the stairs! I cannot recommend a visit highly enough! The only thing I would say is that I think the car park charge was a bit excessive considering you pay such a lot for entry
The staff should be super proud of themselves
EXCEPTIONAL
Highly recommended a visit beautiful house,beautiful grounds lovely day around
Written 2 October 2023
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Sid8775
Ipswich, UK324 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Went to Holkham Hall with our young child to see the deer. On arrival he saw a tractor parked up, which we later found out was the tractor for the tractor ride. The staff members around the tractor were Stuart and Keith, both were brilliant and friendly. Massive thank you to Stuart for letting our young boy sit in the drivers seat of the tractor, obviously whilst it was parked, it made his day. We actually went on the tractor ride, £5.50 for adults and free for under 2yrs. It was awesome, the sites of the deer were amazing and the tour itself was very enjoyable.
Written 1 October 2023
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