Exterior view of Felbrigg Hall

The O'Hallorans

The OHallorans

We’re made up of Lyndsey, John and Erin, who all love a new adventure. We try to get away as much as possible, especially during school holidays and variety is a must for us. That means staying anywhere from a luxury hotel to a hostel and it’s not often we go to the same place twice. 

Tucked away in the stunning Norfolk countryside, Felbrigg Hall is a real gem showcasing centuries of history and natural wonders. Whether you’re a history buff, a nature enthusiast, or just looking for a serene escape, Felbrigg Hall has it all. Find out why summer is a great time to visit in this post.

Address and contact information

Felbrigg Hall,
Gardens and Estate,
NR11 8PP
01263 837444

Getting to Felbrigg Hall

By road

Felbrigg Hall is 2 miles from Cromer; off B1436. You’ll find signposts for Felbrigg Hall from A148 and A140. 

When using a Sat Nav, use postcode NR11 8PP.

On foot

The Weavers’ Way runs through the estate.

By train

There are train stations at Cromer or Roughton Road, both 2½ miles away.

Felbrigg map of the Hall and Gardens

Opening times

*Correct as of March 2024

Please note, these are a rough idea of opening times, based on a Saturday in July. Please check the National Trust website for more accurate opening times on the day you would like to visit.

House12:00 – 16:00
Bookshop10:00 – 16:30
Garden10:00 – 16:00
ParklandDawn – Dusk
Shop10:00 – 16:30
Squire’s pantry10:00 – 16:30


*Correct as of March 2024

Entrance is free for National Trust members.

Ticket typeGift aidStandard
1 adult, 2 children £21.50£19.50
Accessible Felbrigg map

Parking at Felbrigg Hall

Parking is free for National Trust members at Felbrigg Hall. Parking for non-members costs £5 for the day. There is plenty of space in the car parks however, they do get busy during school holidays and on event days.

Don’t forget to get your passport stamped!

If you have a National Trust Passport, be sure to get it stamped at the ticket office!

Brief history of the Felbrigg estate

Dating all the way back to 1086, the Felbrigg estate belonged to the de Felbrigg family until the Lancastrian coup of 1399. Upon his death, Sir Simon de Felbrigg, instructed for Felbrigg to be sold. The Norfolk Windhams took over Felbrigg in the mid-15th century, later being passed to the Somerset branch of the Wyndham family (or Windham family). 

The last owner of Felbrigg, Robert Wyndham Ketton-Cremer inherited it from his father. He was well-known as the Squire and he devoted his life to preserving Felbrigg. He passed it on to the National Trust in 1969.

Inside Felbrigg Hall

Flebrigg is one of my favourite houses from any National Trust property that we have visited. Although not huge, it’s worth visiting so be sure to make a note of when you can have a tour of the house. Inside, you can visit the The Great Hall, The Dining Room, The Drawing Room, which are all on the ground floor. During special occasions such as Christmas, there will be a trail through the rooms for children, where they will have to find something such as a Nutcracker. 

Room inside Felbrigg Hall with settees near a fireplace

One of my favourite rooms is the Chinese Bedroom, which was originally two rooms. It has the most beautiful wallpaper, which came from the East India Company and block-printed and hand-painted in China. Rooms will have volunteers overseeing things but they’re also there to answer any questions you might have. They’re really knowledgable and we love chatting to them as we walk round. 

We usually spend anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour inside Felbrigg Hall, depending on who we are with. Erin sometimes likes to speed through but there are often things to do in some rooms during school holidays and weekends. 

The Walled Gardens

During the summer, the Walled Garden is somewhere you should prioritise visiting. At this time of the year, the gardens are in full bloom and there’s loads to discover. 

View through plants at Felbrigg Hall's Walled Garden

Fruit trees line many of the walls and you can follow the well-marked paths through to various different areas of the garden. One of my favourite areas is filled with colourful herbaceous plants, usually making great homes for bees during the summer. Another is a sensory area, where you should make time to smell each plant as you go past. This area is filled with plants such as mint, lavender, thyme and sage.

If you visit on a quiet day, the Walled Garden is the ideal place to sit and read a book for a little while. It can be very peaceful and there are benches dotted around if you fancy sitting down. We often take drawing tools for Erin such as a pad of paper and pencils. The Walled Garden is a great place for artists to practice their drawing skills as there’s so much to look at. 

You might also be lucky enough to see some chickens and hens roaming around freely in the back area of the gardens.

Chicken in Felbrigg Hall's Walled Garden

Facilities on-site

Second-hand book shop

One of my favourite things about some National Trust Properties is the second-hand bookshop if they have one. Felbrigg’s bookshop is always really well stocked, with a range of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. The prices are always very reasonable!

Gift shop

National Trust properties often have a really good gift shop and Felbrig Hall is no exception. You can buy all kinds of National Trust merchandise as well as books and children’s toys. If you’re interested in buying a National Trust Passport, you can do so here and get your stamp!

National Trust Passport in Felbrigg's gift shop


You can find toilets situated close to the second-hand bookshop, and Squire’s Pantry. From experience, the toilets are always extremely clean but can get busy depending on when you visit. The toilets are close to an old stable block, which is a really interesting stopping point!

Squire’s Pantry Cafe

With both indoor and outdoor seating, the Squire’s Pantry cafe offers a selection of hot and cold drinks, snacks and light meals. Children’s lunch boxes are also available to purchase.

A great place for a long walk

If you don’t fancy visiting the hall or the walled garden, Felbrigg has over 520 acres of woods and rolling landscape park areas to explore (for free). Routes can be found on the maps near the front of the main car park, which will show any accessible routes and buggy friendly surfaces. One thing to note is that the only toilet facilities are at the main part of Felbrigg Hall so be careful choosing a route especially if you’re with children. 

Exterior view of the church at Felbrigg

We tend to do the same kind of walk each time we visit Felbrigg, mainly because we know where we’re going. One of the main visitor routes will take you past the church, which you can go in if you wish. It’s only about a 10-15 minute walk from the car park and an interesting place to start with. From there, we head past the lake and through some of the woods. You will see very different things depending on the time of year that you visit. A walk during spring and summer will mean seeing a lot of wildlife, which is great for children. There’s a good chance of seeing quite a lot of dragonflies at this time of year! 

The lake at Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk

Many of the paths are buggy friendly, which means children can also take bikes and scooters if they want. The ground is not smooth or even though so you should still be careful as you go round. We tend to do a walk for about an hour, as soon as we arrive at Felbrigg because then it’s a good time to stop for lunch at the main part of the property. 

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