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 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 locations 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 email email@example.com for further information.
22nd December to 31st March 2017
Holkham Park is only open to pedestrians and cyclists between 9am-4pm (from 10am on Tuesdays and Thursdays). Closed Christmas Day.
1st April to 31st October 2017
Holkham Park is open to visitors between 9am-5pm (from 10am on Tuesdays and Thursdays in October).
Access for pedestrians is available via the walk-in gates at the north, east, south and west entrances from 9am to 5pm (from 10am on Tuesdays and Thursdays in October).
A car parking charge of £3.00 per day applies throughout the year. Entry to the park for pedestrians and cyclists is free of charge.There is free parking available close to the north gates in Holkham village car park.