Photo: Karen Roe

One of East Anglia’s finest country houses, Felbrigg Hall is a 17th Century establishment famed for its Jacobean exterior and Georgian interior. Architecturally stunning, this building is a great place to visit.

The Gothic Library is really eye-catching with its impressive collection of around 5,000 books. When you’re walking around it, don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the copy of Dr. Johnson’s famous dictionary.

The Great Hall is another example of the splendid rooms inside Felbrigg, with its selection of stained glass windows. Some of these actually came from Norwich’s Mancroft Church.

From here, head to the Dining Room. You will find that the table is laid and ready for a big feast. Make sure you have a nosey at the menu, which was found written in the diary of a lady who lived at the house during the 1800s.

For a spot of fresh air, the gardens are a delight to stroll through. The fine walled garden is renowned in the area as a spectacle indeed. Breath in the scents of lavender and mint as you peruse the herbaceous borders.

Built in 1704, the Orangery is grand home to a collection of camellias of unusual longevity and size.

And for that more communal feel, the Allotments were established to encourage young people and families to grow their own produce. Having been proved an extremely successful venture, the allotments are a popular focal and talking point among visitors.

The estate itself is home to the Felbrigg Great Wood, which is a 380 acre marvel of ancient and towering trees. The path that leads you through the wood is just over 3km long and is a brilliant way for you to get closer to nature.

Whatever your expectations of Felbrigg Hall they will not be disappointed as there is a huge variety of history, beauty and grandeur there that promises to excite and fascinate.

 

Felbrigg, Norwich, NR11 8PR

Tel: 01263 837 444

Opening Times: 11am-5pm, Park – dawn to dusk.