The Norfolk retreat of HM The Queen.

Sandringham Estate

Just a few miles from the hotel is the stunning Sandringham Estate – Her Majesty The Queen’s beloved countryside retreat.

At the heart of the vast 8000-hectare estate is the majestic Sandringham House.

Built in 1870 by the then Prince and Princess of Wales, King Edward VII and Queen Alexander, this remarkable property is set in 24 hectares of luscious gardens and surrounded by woodland, farmland and a beautiful country park.

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Sandringham House

Passed down through four generations of British monarchs, Sandringham House is now the peaceful country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

Step back in time as you wander through the main rooms that have remained largely unchanged since Edwardian times. Still used by the Royal Family today, the rooms are rich in history and antique treasures – a porcelain chandelier from Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany and family portraits by contemporary court painters like Heinrich von Angeli to name just a few.

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Sandringham Museum

Within the old coach houses and stable block you’ll find the Sandringham Museum, which contains a fascinating range of historic artifacts, from the 1939 Merryweather fire engine to opulent gifts given to The Queen on State Visits abroad.

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Sandringham Gardens

Arguably one the finest of the Royal gardens, Sandringham consists of 24 delightful hectares of woodland walks, carrstone rockeries, pleached lime avenues and peaceful lakeside paths. Guided tours are available, which allow you to gain access to areas otherwise closed to the public, like the renowned Walled Garden.

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Sandringham Visitors Centre & Restaurant

At the Visitors Centre you’ll find all the facilities you need to complete your day out at the Sandringham Estate – restaurant, gift shop, plant centre, and outdoor clothing store.

The main restaurant serves delicious 3-course lunches, and for those special occasions, luxurious afternoon teas are available.

If you’re looking for something quick and easy, the Terrace Coffee Shop (which overlooks the main square of the Visitor Centre) serves a range of hot drinks, rolls, homemade cakes, and freshly-made sandwiches.

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Sandringham Country Park

In the country park, there are 243 hectares of woodland and nature trails to explore, and an abundance of wildlife to enjoy. Entry is free and it’s open all year round.

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Sandringham Church of St. Mary Magdelene

Dating back to the 16th century, this spectacular church is a fine carrstone building, with Florentine marble font and 16th century stained glass. The church contains several memorials to members and relations of the Royal Family, and is still used as a place worship today.

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Sandringham Gardens

Arguably one the finest of the Royal gardens, Sandringham consists of 24 delightful hectares of woodland walks, carrstone rockeries, pleached lime avenues and peaceful lakeside paths. Guided tours are available, which allow you to gain access to areas otherwise closed to the public, like the renowned Walled Garden.

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Entry Fees*

Tickets to the House, Museum and Gardens are £17.50 for adults and £8.50 for children. Concessions and other ticket options are available.

*Please note opening times and entry fees are subject to change. Please consult the Sandringham Estate website before travelling.

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Opening Times*

Sandringham House, Gardens and Museum are open every day from 1st April until 20th October 2019, with the exception of Good Friday and 23rd-25th July.

Sandringham House and Museum are open 11.00am – 5.00pm, with last tickets sold at 4.30pm. Both close at 4.00pm in October, with last tickets sold at 3.30pm.

Sandringham Gardens are open 10.30am – 6.00pm, with last tickets sold at 4.30pm. The gardens close at 5.00pm in October, with last tickets sold at 3.30pm.

Sandringham Church is open daily between 1st April and 26th October (except Good Friday). The church is open Monday-Saturday from 11.00am to 5.00pm (4.00pm in October) and on Sundays from 1.00pm to 5.00pm.

Sandringham Country Park is open to the public everyday, free of charge.

How to get to Sandringham Estate

We’re very lucky to have the Sandringham Estate so near the hotel – just 10 minutes away.

Getting to Sandringham Estate from Congham Hall Hotel by car:

  • Turn left out of the hotel and follow Low Rd onto the B1153.
  • Turn left onto the A148.
  • And turn right when you get to the B1440.
  • Then follow the signposts for the Sandringham Estate.

For more information

www.sandringhamestate.co.uk

The Sandringham Estate, Estate Office
Sandringham, Norfolk, PE35 6EN (get directions)

Tel: 01485 545400
Email: enquiries@sandringhamestate.co.uk

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