The sweeping park that surrounds the Hall is home to a large herd of Fallow Deer and a small herd of Red Deer. The evergreen oaks (Quercus ilex) that are such a feature of the park, are Mediterranean in origin and were brought to Holkham from Italy.
Designated walks allow visitors to explore the 3,000-acres grounds and take a closer look at prominent landmarks, such as the monument to Coke of Norfolk and the obelisk. The National Cycle Network route 1 - Wells and Holkham circuit - passes through the park from the north to south gates. This ride is a 10 mile circular route for cyclists and walkers. To see a map of the circuit click here. Various cattle grids are located in the park. Pedestrians and cyclists are advised to use the gate or stile at each location and not to cross the cattle grid.
Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times, to avoid disturbing vulnerable wildlife.
During the visitor season, well behaved dogs are allowed in our museum and shop, only assistance dogs are allowed in the hall. During warm weather please do not leave your dog in your vehicle. Dog waste bins can be found at various loactions in the park.
There are no public rights of way in the park and it may be necessary on occasion for estate management reasons to temporarily close routes at short notice. Organised events are not permitted without the prior agreement of estate management, please contact us for further information.
1st April to 31st October 2014
Holkham Park is open to visitors between 9am-5pm. A car parking charge of £2.50 per day applies. Entry to the park for pedestrians and cyclists is free of charge.
*1st November 2014 until 31st March 2015
Holkham Park will be closed to vehicles, apart from the dates of our Christmas events.
Access for pedestrians will be available via the walk-in gates
at the north, east, south and west entrances from 9am to 5pm. There is free parking available close to the north gates in Holkham village car park. All large vehicles visiting the estate during this period, please click here to read details of our coach access route.
*Important Notice - Please be aware that Holkham Park will be completely closed for access on Tuesday 11th November 2014. All pedestrian gates will be locked.