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Oxburgh Hall, King's Lynn

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No one forgets their first sight of Oxburgh. Built in 1482 by the Catholic Bedingfeld family, it is the enduring legacy of their survival through turbulent times. There are 500 years of history to explore and hidden doors, rooftop views and a secret priest's hole to discover. Victorian Gothic interiors reflect a romantic view of Oxburgh's medieval past. The collections include embroideries worked by Mary, Queen of Scots, and colourful wallpapers from the mid-19th century. The moated Hall is surrounded by nearly 28 hectares (70 acres), containing gardens with seasonal interest, streams and woodland walks. Dogs are welcome in the garden and woodland.
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  • I tried to come here several years ago but you could not take dogs beyond the car park now they can enter the gardens and grounds which means my partner and I can do the house and grounds in shifts. I...  more »
  • Fair national trust place to visit ,shame about the scaffolding on the east plus west wings but work has to be done,it's a set root around the inside of the hall which I find annoying as you don't get...  more »
  • The hall is definitely worth a visit, it is lovely and the volunteers are very helpful, and nice. The restaurant was not as good, not that much of a selection as per other NTs.  more »
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  • The house is beautiful inside and out. There are often reenactments by the volunteers in costume which are great for kids, but also adults. Don't be frightened of the name and climb into the priest's hole. Perfectly harmless nowadays. The grounds are great for dog walking - large, wooded or open, and variable
  • Really lovely old property with moat. Nice walks and tea rooms in old servant quarters. Currently there is some scaffolding up in some parts. Great views from rooftop and interesting priest hole to go down.
  • I've visited Oxburgh Hall on a couple of occasions & I've always found it very interesting & enjoyable. Lots to see, lots of exhibits. My favourite has to be the Priest Hole but, be aware, it is VERY tight & you almost need to be a contortionist to enter the hatch! Once inside, there's enough space to stand & it's really interesting reading all the centuries old graffiti on the walls! Well worth a visit!
  • We went for Apple Day which was very popular - they had the local air cadets on car park duty! The place is beautiful and peaceful but the event was a bit underwhelming, although the children enjoyed the craft table. As usual National Trust refreshments were OK but very expensive - £3.95 for a slice of toffee apple cake!
  • Excellent place beautiful views. National trust bring this building to life. Certainly worth the visit. Lovely walk and even outside chess.

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