The tiny north Norfolk village of Holkham lies on the A149 road between Burnham Overy Staithe and Wells-next-the-Sea and is part of the Earl of Leicester's Holkham estate. The building of Holkham Hall commenced in the 18th century, in a park surrounded by 8 miles of wall. It was inherited by Thomas William Roberts, who was in 1837, made Earl of Leicester. The coastal dunes, known as Holkham Meals, were planted with Corsica pines in the middle of the 19th century to stabilise them and prevent the sea from claiming any more of the land. Holkham is a very popular place with walkers and bird watchers and the walk along the beach from Holkham to Wells is well used.
Situated on the beautiful north Norfolk coast, the Holkham Estate is a mix of farmland, woodland, parkland and beach, with an imposing Palladian hall and stunning gardens. Holkham Hall is arguably one of the finest stately homes in the county and is privately owned by the Coke family and is very much a family home, with some parts open to the public.
A Grimm Halloween is promised at the Holkham Estate, Norfolk - Wednesday 28th October to Saturday 31st October 2020, 10am - 1pm or 1pm - 4pm.
Christmas is a very special time for many and at Holkham they certainly know how to celebrate this magical time of the year. 2020 has been a very different year, to say the least, but at Holkham they want to continue with their seasonal traditions and warmly welcome visitors to enjoy some Christmas magic in the weeks to come. Their passionate and dedicated team have worked tirelessly to create a wonderfully varied Christmas programme that includes events and workshops covering a broad spectrum, whilst ensuring a safe experience is had by all. Regrettably, their popular Christmas Candlelight Tour and Audience with Father Christmas won’t now take place until 2021, but there are many other great things planned at Holkham this festive season for the whole family to enjoy.
Accommodation in Holkham
A superb, architecturally designed contemporary lodge in a spectacular location enjoying open views across Holkham's ancient woodland. Found midway between Burnham Market and Wells-next-the-Sea, Holkham beach - recently voted best beach by Sunday Times and Countryfile - is close by, and it's only a five to ten minute walk into glorious Holkham Park.
The Tack House
A fabulous and truly unique opportunity to stay on the beautiful Holkham estate in a 200-year-old stylish Georgian farm manager's house. Enjoy an idyllic farm setting, with views to die for, and where only the sounds of nature are likely to disturb the peace.