Probably one of the most well-known properties in the region due to its connections to the Royal family, Sandringham still remains the Royal family’s private country house. Despite its active use, the whole of the ground floor rooms, including the ballroom, is open to the public. Important and historical family possessions are displayed to the public including portraits, armour and a porcelain chandelier which was gifted by Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany.
However, it’s not just the house itself which drives visitors, but the 60-acre landscaped gardens. With flowers and shrubbery designed and planted by many generations of the Royal family, there is a beautiful celebration of colour and history within the grounds. One of the oldest trees in the garden is the Veteran Oak which is said to be over 800 years old. The Butterfly Meadow, an installation of 1,500 metal butterflies, will open from 1st July for a limited time as a way of commemorating the life of someone in care and raising funds for the Norfolk Hospice Trust.
There is also a range of facilities in which to eat and get a drink as well as a number of shops selling local artisan Norfolk products and commemorative souvenirs. Sandringham is a great place to visit for the day and has both history, nature and facilities to make your day enjoyable.