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a Historic Building in the town of Blickling, in the county of Norfolk

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About Blickling Hall

This stunning Jacobean mansion was spawned from Hatfield House which belonged to the powerful Cecil family. Both buildings were built by Robert Lyminge, as status symbols of power and wealth. It has associations with Royalty as it once belonged to Sir Thomas Boleyn, whose daughter was destined to become the second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I.

Blickling was built between 1616 and 1625, it has a magnificent entrance front of brick dressed with stone which has remained as perfect as the day it was built, it is indeed a triumph of the Stuart period.

The house is renowned for its spectacular Long Gallery, this is 120 foot long, it still has its original plaster-work ceiling of allegories and armorials. This room is on the eastern side of the house with fine views across the beautifully landscaped park. Amongst the other rooms open to public view there is a superb library, with all rooms showing fine furniture, tapestries, paintings and other works of art.

Blickling has enchanting grounds, these are the result of work over three centuries and contain colourful formal gardens, a lake, woodland, a sunken garden, and a beautifully landscaped park. With the house as a magnificent back-drop, the parkland makes a dramatic setting for open air concerts during the summer months.

On an historic note; An earlier house stood on this site, this was owned by Harold, a Saxon Earl who later became King of England.

This house has a wonderful atmosphere, despite the fact that it is said to be haunted by the ghosts of Anne Boleyn and her father Sir Thomas Boleyn.

Latter day history records that Blickling Hall was requisitioned during the Second World War, when it was used as an Officers Mess for staff from R.A.F. Oulton. There is an exhibition in the Harness Room depicting this period. Following the war it became the setting for the film "The Wicked Lady" starring Margaret Lockwood.

For a period of time the National Trust let the house out to tenants and it was not until 1960 that restoration work by the trust began. Blickling opened its doors to its first visitors in 1962.

Blickling Hall, with its long history of occupation by powerful men and women, makes a fascinating day out for all the family - you can even enjoy croquet and bowls on the lawn, and if you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of the headless ghost of Anne Boleyn!

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