With a rich countryside, a host of market towns, lovely nature reserves and the most picturesque coastline, this district offers up a diverse group of Heritage Open Days events. Be surprised with the many delights over the rolling landscapes and National Trust properties of North Norfolk.
Felbrigg Hall is a place of surprises and delights. It is a mixture of opulence and homeliness where each room reflects Felbrigg’s vibrant history, from the stained-glass windows in the Great Hall to Queen Mary's teapot in the Drawing Room. You can experience the hall and gardens from the eclectic displays in the Cabinet Room to the decorative and productive walled garden.
The rolling landscape park with a lake, 211 hectares (520 acres) of woods and waymarked trails is a great place to explore nature and wildlife on this bountiful estate. With buggy friendly surfaces on main visitor routes, families can enjoy a relaxing day out. Felbrigg Hall's open day for HODs takes place on Wednesday 13 September with the Hall open 12-4pm (last entry at 3pm) and The Walled Garden 10am - 4.30pm (last entry at 4pm) - no booking required!
There are also opportunities for guided tours of the Attics and Cellars of Felbrigg Hall which are bookable. Find out more.
Travel to St. Benet's Abbey, the historically significant monastery dating back to the 9th century, which provides a unique blend of history and nature, making it both a tranquil retreat and an opportunity for a connection to the past. In line with the theme for HODs this year, “Creativity Unwrapped”, the experienced guides will share the hidden secrets of the Abbey with a focus on the creative architecture and flint work and unwrap the importance of fantastically preserved surrounding fishponds, naming the event, "Fish & Chippings". You don’t get fish & chips with this event, but you’re not far from the seaside! No booking required, just pop in on Saturday 9, Wednesday 13 & Saturday 16 September at 2pm.
Pop to Walsingham for the Pilgrim Tour and Talk, and while there you can also visit the Walsingham Methodist Chapel, the oldest Methodist Chapel in use in the East of England. It remains largely as it was originally built, with its imposing pulpit, balcony and original pews gives a fascinating insight into the past and the centuries after the reformation and before the Shrines were built in the 20th century.