Around ten acres of classic country house gardens surround Raveningham Hall on the 5,000 acre Raveningham Estate, 15 miles north of Norwich. Visitors can enjoy superb herbaceous borders, a Victorian walled kitchen garden with glasshouse, herb garden, Time Garden (inspired by Sir Francis Bacon's essay Of Gardens) an arboretum with newly created stumpery, and a lake established to mark the Millennium. All this in a glorious setting with sculptures by Susan Bacon, and newly refurbished tea rooms.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Snowdrops open 1 Feb-28 Feb Sun-Fri 11-4; National Gardens Scheme 11 Mar 11-4; main season 2 Apr- Aug, Mon-Fri 11-4
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About the area
The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.
Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.
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