Attractions to explore nearby Sandringham Estate
Sandringham House is a country house in the parish of Sandringham, Norfolk, England. It is the private home of Elizabeth II, whose father, George VI, and grandfather, George V, both died there. The house stands in a 20,000-acre estate in the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The house is listed as Grade II* and the landscaped gardens, park and woodlands are on the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
Castle Rising Castle is one of the most famous 12th Century castles in England. The stone keep, built in around 1140 AD, is amongst the finest surviving examples of its kind anywhere in the country. In its time Rising has served as a hunting lodge, royal residence, and for a brief time in the 18th century even housed a mental patient.
Snettisham Park is a working farm where you and your family can have an adventurous day out. You can bottle feed lambs, collect fresh farm eggs and ride ponies as well as taking a walk on one of three wonderful trails. The farm is grazed by a 400-ewe flock, a herd of red deer, horses and ponies too.
RSPB Snettisham is an extensive reserve situated in the southeast corner of The Wash. This site is most famous for its flocks of whirling waders over the wash, they appear to take on a single entity like a shoal of mackerel avoiding a predator, truly awesome to watch. By far the largest part of the reserve is on the mudflats of the Wash that provide the feeding grounds that attract the huge number of waders, especially in the autumn and winter.
Great Bircham Windmill is a Grade II listed tower mill in Great Bircham, Norfolk, England. Come and enjoy this family run attraction with something for everyone. Bake some bread, climb to the top of the mill. Play in the garden. See the sheep being milked at 2pm daily. Sample some homemade bread, cakes and cheese all on sale in our tearooms and to take home from our bakery.
Houghton Hall is one of the grandest survivors of the Palladian era, built in the 1720s for Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. It is a showcase of the work of architects James Gibbs and Colen Campbell complemented by the richly ornamented interiors of William Kent, and furnished to reflect Walpole’s wealth and power. It is a Grade I listed building surrounded by 1,000 acres of parkland a few miles from Sandringham House.