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.
Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times, to avoid disturbing vulnerable wildlife. 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 download a map of the circuit click here.
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.
Opening Times 2013
25th March - 31st October
The attractions re-open to visitors. The north gates entrance to Holkham Park will be open daily for vehicular access
from 9am to 5pm. Access for pedestrians will be available via the walk-in gates
at the north, east, south and west entrances from 7am to 7pm. All coaches please click here to read details of our coach access route. After 31st October 2013, Holkham Park will be closed to vehicles until Easter 2014, except for the Christmas dates shown below.
1st November 2013 until Easter 2014*
Holkham Park will be closed to vehicles except for the following dates, when we will open for our Christmas events.
7th & 8th, 11th to 13th, 14th & 15th, 18th to 20th and 21st & 22nd December.
*NB: There will be no pedestrian access between 1st October and the end of March 2014 before 9.30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.