Oxburgh Hall



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Oxburgh Hall is a glorious place to visit. It’s a remarkably handsome house with a high gatehouse and surrounded by a wide moat. The outstanding feature of this 15th-century building is its 80-foot-high Tudor gatehouse, which has remained unaltered throughout the centuries. You can visit grand rooms, including the King’s Room where Henry VII is said to have stayed in 1487, before climbing to the top for panoramic views. You can even crawl inside a genuine 16th-century priests’ hole. On display are many priceless treasures; in particular, rare needlework by Mary Queen of Scots and Bess of Hardwick. Outside, a parterre garden of French design complements the wide moat. Built by Sir Edmund Bedingfeld, a baron of Norfolk, in 1482 as a family home, Oxburgh Hall is now managed by the National Trust. Members of the family still live here today.

Oxburgh Hall


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
  • Facilities: DVD tour of first floor, wheelchairs available, touch tour, audio tour
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: House open 10 Feb-9 Mar,12-3; 10 Mar-30 Sep, 11-5; 1 Oct-4 Nov, 11-4. Gardens, shop and tea room open 6 Jan-11 Feb,12 Feb-9 Mar and 10 Nov-22 Dec, 11-4; 10 Mar-30 Sep, 10.30-5; 1 Oct-4 Nov, 10.30-4. Please check website for opening days

About the area

Discover Norfolk

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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