Sandringham Estate Sandringham Norfolk
Stay at Sandringham Estate. At Sandringham we offer several options for those wishing to extend their visit and enjoy their stay with us. Sandringham is delighted to offer two charming holiday cottages for self-catering holidays in the heart of the Norfolk Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Garden House – The Granary. In addition, Park House, run by Leonard Cheshire Disability, is a hotel catering specifically for disabled visitors and their companions, and there are two caravan sites sited within the Country Park. Camping and Caravanning – Park House Hotel. For details of rental properties available on The Sandringham Estate please visit the Property page which is regularly updated.
Sandingham. King George VI was born at Sandringham and both he and his father, King George V died there. Sandringham House stands in a 20,000 acre estate and is in an Area of Outstanding Beauty, sitting very close by the West Norfolk Coast. There are several options to stay on the estate and more details are available. There are a number of shops and places to eat at Sandringham and extensive areas for walking and cycling. The estate hosts many events throughout the year.
Sandringham House was built in 1870 by the Prince and Princess of Wales who later became King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. Sandringham House was once described as ‘the most comfortable house in England’ and has been passed down as a private home through four generations of British monarchs. It is now the country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Sandringham House main ground floor rooms, regularly used by the Royal Family, are open to the public and the decor and contents remain very much as they were in Edwardian times. Both Queen Alexandra and later Queen Mary were great collectors of objets d’art. Members of the Russian and European Royal Families were frequent guests at Sandringham House and brought gifts of enamel, silver and silver-gilt, for example, Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany gave a fine Dresden porcelain chandelier and mirror frame. The walls are hung with family portraits by leading contemporary court painters: Heinrich von Angeli, Sir Luke Fildes, Franz Winterhalter and Edward Hughes. An important collection of oriental arms and armour is housed at Sandringham House, brought back from the Far East and India in 1876. Each room has knowledgeable guides who are happy to answer your questions. The House is fully accessible to wheelchair-users. Read more…
The Sandringham Gardens, perhaps the finest of all Royal Gardens, cover over 25 hectares (60 acres) and are still used and enjoyed by members of the Royal Family and their guests when in residence. The main gardens are open throughout the summer to visitors who are invited to enjoy the vast areas of informally planted pleasure grounds developed in turn by each monarch since 1863 When King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra purchased the Estate. Surrounded by attractive locally quarried carrstone walls, the garden has a number of grand entrance gates, the main one being the Norwich Gates which were created in Norwich and after being exhibited at Crystal Palace in the great Exhibition, were purchased by the people of Norfolk as a wedding gift for King Edward and Queen Alexandra. A densely planted shrubbery with a shady woodland walk was instigated by Her Majesty in the late 1960’s. A collection of Rhododendron, Camellia and Magnolia trees were brought up from Windsor were planted to create more interest, shelter and privacy in the garden. Much of the planting has now matured and along with a wide range of rare and unusual trees, under planted with shade loving plants, provide a spectacular display for those who enjoy the shape, colour and texture of leaves, stems and bark though the seasons. Read more…
Sandringham Country Park. In 1968142 Hectares of The Queen’s private estate at Sandringham was designated as a Country Park. Since then Sandringham Country park has been enlarged and today nearly 243 hectares are available for visitors to enjoy. The Country Park is open every day, free of charge. Parking is also free. There are two waymarked Nature Trails, one a leisurely 1½ miles long and the other 2½ miles long. There are many additional woodland paths to explore, with plenty of options for a casual stroll or a meandering trek. The Country Park is planted with a mixture of evergreen and deciduous trees, mainly Corsican and Scots Pine mixed with Oak, Sweet Chestnut and Birch, and supports an abundance of animals, birds and plants. This is the ideal place to park up and just enjoy a walk away from the bustle of everyday life. Once you have enjoyed your walk in the fresh Norfolk air take time to enjoy some refreshments in the Sandringham Café & Coffee Shop and of course purchase that essential souvenir from our large Sandringham Gift Shop.
Sandringham Church. The beautiful medieval parish church of St mary Magdalene, Sandringham is a country church of great historic interest. The parish church of St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham, has held memorials to many members and relations of the Royal Family from Queen Victoria onwards. It is used regularly as a place of worship by the Royal Family and Estate staff. Read more…
Come and see Sandringham’s outstanding natural beauty and our historic estate which is ideal for all the family to enjoy.
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