The village of Sandringham is part of Her Majesty's Sandringham estate and is 7 miles north of the town of King's Lynn and 37 miles north west of Norwich. Many of the buildings around the village are built of brick and carrstone, a local material, brown in colour. Most of the villagers are employees and pensioners of the estate and there is a flourishing village school. Sandringham church, St Mary Magdalene, is also built of carrstone, and has many memorials to the Royal Family.
Tourist Attractions in Sandringham
Sandringham House was built by the Prince and Princess of Wales in 1870 who were later the Queen and King of the country. It has been passed down 4 generations of British monarchs and is now home to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip.
Accommodation in Sandringham
This charming hideaway, owned by HM The Queen, nestled within the heart of her much-loved Sandringham Estate country retreat and the closest estate property to Sandringham House itself, is all about an appreciation of the great outdoors and the beautiful gardens it sits within. Formerly HM The Queen’s head gardener’s home, as you would expect, the gardens are a sheer delight and provide a superb setting for this idyllic house.