Oxburgh Hall - National Trust PropertyOxburgh, Norfolk Category Food and Drink, For the Family, For Adults
Oxburgh's secret doors and priest's hole make this a house of mystery and history. Step back in time through the magnificent Tudor gatehouse into the dangerous world of Tudor polictics. Home to the Bedingfeld family since 1482, this stunning red-brick house charts their history from medieval austerity to neo-Gothic Victorian comfort. As well as Oxburgh early Mortlake tapestries in the Queen's room, Oxburgh houses beautiful embroidered hangings by Mary, Queen of Scots, and Bess of Hardwick. Panoramic views from the roof look out over the Victorian French parterre, walled garden and a Catholic chapel. There are quizzes, trails and dressing-up clothes for the children to try on, and charming woodland walks. The kitchen garden shows how an army of workers would have kept the family of the hall feed throughout the seasons - you can enjoy the fruits too as today's garden produce is used in the tea-room.