Felbrigg in Norfolk is a wonderful estate owned by the National Trust and a must-visit if you are n the area. It consists of a Hall dating from the the 1600s and surrounding woods, parkland and a walled garden. We came here are walking at Sheringham.
A brief history of Felbrigg Hall and estate in Norfolk
The first record of ‘Felbrigg’ at the estate is in the early 1300s. The Windham/Wyndham family took ownership of the estate in the 1600s and added the south front to the earlier Tudor building.
Robert Wyndham Ketton-Cremer was the last owner of the Hall and when he died in 1969 he bequeathed the estate to the National Trust.
The woods at Felbrigg in Norfolk
The Great Wood at Felbrigg covers 380 acres on the estate and the walking is a delight. The trees were planted over time and originally intended for commercial timber. There are oaks, pines, beeches, and the usual ash, hawthorn, and sycamore.
The Last Squire planted two avenues of trees in a V formation in 1946 to commemorate the death of his younger brother in WWII. Hidden away in this plantation is an ice-house.
The Walled Garden at Felbrigg in Norfolk
The walls shelter the many fruit trees in the garden, there are abundant vegetables, and even in September the flowers were still attractive. What do they do with all the produce?
Felbrigg in North Norfolk is a must-visit. We did not tour the Hall itself, but a walk through the woods and around the walled garden was a delight and I would certainly return.
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