A Palladian Palace in the Norfolk countryside
Holkham is a beautiful place rich in wildlife, history and architecture. It is set in an epic landscape, combining unspoilt coastline, big skies and open countryside.
Take in a spot of culture and visit the magnificent 18th century hall and explore the six acres of walled garden, part of an exciting restoration project.
Visit the Field to Fork Experience and discover the fun and interactive story of food and farming at Holkham without having to put your wellies on! Let our ‘talking tools’ tell you their use; test your foody knowledge with our table-top game; enjoy our ‘Holkham Year’ film and don a Holkham tweed jacket and bowler hat for a selfie.
Children will enjoy our Woodland Adventure Play Area, with its tree house, high level walkways, rope ladders and zip wire, plus a special area just for toddlers. On high days and holidays explore further with cycle hire or discover Holkham’s watery world with our choice of rowing boats, canoes and kayaks.
Finish off your visit by treating yourself in our Courtyard Café, where we serve only the best, locally-sourced food and our gift shop, showcasing the work of local artisan suppliers.
Recommended length of visit: 3 hours
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Other good things to do near by
Bring your bikes or hire some from Holkham by Cycle in the courtyard to explore the lovely quiet lanes nearby. Take a walk through Holkham National Nature Reserve and on the famous Holkham beach. The café in the park and The Victoria Hotel are close at hand and Beach Café can be found in nearby Wells-next-the-Sea.
Travel and parking
Holkham is two miles west of Wells-next-the-Sea on the main A149, within easy reach of Norwich on the A1067, King’s Lynn on the A148, and London and Cambridge from the M11 and the A10. Brown tourist signs marked Holkham Hall indicate the route from Fakenham following the B1105 and A149 road from Wells-next-the-Sea. The main entrance for the public, cars and small coaches to Holkham park, the hall and other attractions, is via the north gates of the estate on Park Road. Parking costs £2.50 per day.
Public transport: The nearest train station is King’s Lynn (approx 23 miles), with services from King’s Cross, London via Cambridge and Ely. The Norfolk Coasthopper bus has two stops at Holkham. In the summer the service is frequent. The hall is reached via Park Road, approximately a 3/4 mile walk.
Winter Season – 1 November to 21 December 2018
Holkham Park: Open 9am-4pm every day (10am-4pm Tuesday and Thursday)
Courtyard Café and Gift Shop: Open 10am-4pm every day
Holkham Hall, Woodland Play Area, Walled Garden and Field to Fork Experience: Closed
Spring Season – 16 February to 31 March 2019
Holkham Park: Open 9am-4pm every day
Field to Fork Experience, Woodland Play Area, Courtyard Café and Gift Shop: Open 10am-4pm every day
Holkham Hall, and Walled Garden: Closed
Main Season – 1 April to 31 October 2019
Holkham Hall: Open 12-4pm Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays
Walled Garden, Field to Fork Experience, Woodland Play Area: Open 10am-5pm every day
Courtyard Café and Gift Shop: Open 10am-5pm every day (Café open from 9am on Saturdays)
Walled Garden, Field to Fork Experience, Children’s Woodland Adventure Play Area, Courtyard Café and Gift Shop: Open 10am-5pm every day.
Holkham Hall, Field to Fork Experience and Walled Garden: Adult: £16.00, Child (5-16 years incl.): £8.00, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children 5-16 years incl.): £44.00 NB: For special children’s events the child age is 2-16 years inc.
Field to Fork Experience and Walled Garden: Adult: £7.50, Child (5-16 years incl.): £3.75, Family: (2 adults and up to 3 children 5-16 years incl.): £21.00 NB: For special children’s events the child age is 2-16 years inc.
Field to Fork Experience Only: Adult: £5.00, Child (5-16 years incl.): £2.50, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children 5-16 years incl.): £13.50.
Walled Garden Only: Adult: £3.00, Child (5-16 years incl.): £1.50 NB: Walled Garden only tickets are not available for special children’s events such as Easter and Halloween. Please note that Walled Garden only tickets are not available to buy online.
Woodland Adventure Play Area: Free of charge
Car parking: £3.00 per day
Facilities and access
Other access information: Full disabled access in the shop and café. A stair-climbing machine in the hall offers unrestricted access for most manually operated wheelchairs. The walled gardens are accessible, though the terrain is uneven in places. Click here for more information.