A romantic moated manor house that has been home to the Bedingfeld family since the 15th century.
For a memorable day out near the hotel, we would strongly recommend Oxburgh Hall. From power and prestige to persecution and devastation, this National Trust property is bursting with turbulent tales.
Built in 1482 in stunning red brick, this prestigious statement property is testament to the royal connections of the family. Originally constructed during the War of the Roses, this proudly Catholic household is no stranger to controversy either, and has experienced times of wealth and woe. The result is a property which tells the story of an important time in British history.
The medieval Gatehouse is a striking example of the original Tudor building and contains 2 impressive rooms to commemorate a royal visit.
The rest of the Hall contains various showrooms, which have evolved throughout the property’s history. They contain treasures such as Mortlake tapestries, and embroidery from Mary Queen of Scots and Bess of Hardwick.
After looking around the rooms, don’t forget to head to the roof for panoramic views of the Victorian French Parterre, the Walled Gardens and surrounding countryside.
Oxburgh Gardens & Estate
Outside the history-rich hall, there are formal gardens and woodlands to explore.
Stroll around the peaceful gardens, enjoying the sights and smells of the beautiful French Parterre and vibrant Walled Gardens, with its vegetables and orchard.
If you’re looking for a little more family adventure, the surrounding woodland has a number of walks and trails, and you can even have a go at building a den.
Food & Drink at Oxburgh Hall
In the old Kitchen, Servants Hall and Scullery, you’ll find the Tea-Room, which serves a range of hot drinks, cakes and light lunches.
The Pantry is also open in good weather for takeaway snacks and drinks to enjoy in the openair.
Entry to Oxburgh House and Gardens is £11.60 for an adult and £5.80 for a child.
For entry to the Gardens and Estate only, an adult ticket is £7.00 and a child is £3.50. Groups tickets are available.
*Please note opening times and entry fees are subject to change. Please consult Oxburgh Hall’s website before travelling.
Oxburgh Hall reopens on 9th February. The Manor house opens daily from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, with the Gardens open from 11.00am to 4.00pm.
For more information
Oxburgh Hall, Oxborough
near Swaffham, Norfolk, PE33 9PS (get directions)
How to get to Oxburgh Hall
Oxburgh Hall is around 30 mins from the hotel.
Getting to Oxburgh Hall from Congham Hall Hotel by car:
- Turn right out of the hotel.
- Turn left onto the A148, and at the roundabout take the first exit onto the A149.
- Continue on the A149 through two more roundabouts, then at the third roundabout take the second exit onto the A10.
- After about 4 miles, at the roundabout take the 1st exit onto A134, and continue until you see signs for Oxburgh Hall.