Real Wedding: Lucy and Alex

Posted: June 19th 2019

by Belle Hutton

After 15 years of being neighbours, Alex and Lucy went on a date. Three months later they were engaged. They married at Holkham on 2nd November 2018.

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Bringing Birds to the People

Posted: June 19th 2019

by Andy Bloomfield, NNR Warden


With the inspiring focal point for interpretation and refreshments that we now have in the Lookout, it is worth talking about some of the recent wildlife sightings that have been viewed from there. Nestled beside the old sea wall close to the beach entrance at Lady Anne’s Drive, the building allows a vista of the grazing marshes as well as sightings of birds on the reed fringed lagoon just outside the window

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Wedding Photography Tips

Posted: June 13th 2019

by Belle Hutton

When your big day is over your wedding photos will be a lasting memory of that special day. It’s vital then to get the photography right. With the help of expert wedding photographers, we talk you through the best places at Holkham to capture you and your groom.

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How to Choose a Wedding Venue - A Guide

Posted: June 07th 2019

by Belle Hutton

Choosing a wedding venue is one of the most exciting yet complicated parts of getting married. Having eagerly pawed their way through hundreds of wedding magazines or spent hours lost in a maze of Pinterest boards, couples often find themselves so overwhelmed with ideas and inspiration that they struggle to pin-point what kind of wedding venue they need to make their vision a reality. Prioritising the logistics and practicalities of your big day is a critical part of choosing the right venue. Read on for our step-by-step guide to making the right decision…

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Work Experience Week at Holkham

Posted: June 07th 2019

by Emily, Work Experience student

I spent a week at Holkham on work experience form Kings Ely School. I was part of the marketing team but was able to look at other departments throughout my stay. I went on many tours and learnt so much about the history of the house and the working day for the people who work on this estate.

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Why Holkham Library is Celebrating Leonardo da Vinci and the Codex Leicester

Posted: May 23rd 2019

by Mac Graham, Holkham Librarian

Holkham library is celebrating an old friend. It was so exciting to hear that leaves from Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester would be returning to these shores this summer. This small treasure, which once blessed the library shelves at Holkham Hall, would be available to see in England once again – the first time since 1981! The British Library will show 7 sheets (containing 28 ‘pages’) from Leonardo’s notes, along with other treasures. Find out how we are celebrating at Holkham this year.

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Real Wedding: Hayley and Ankit

Posted: May 16th 2019

by Belle Hutton

Hayley Kavanagh married Ankit Parekh at Holkham, with an Indian wedding ceremony in the Lady Elizabeth Wing, followed by drinks and canapes in the Marble Hall, before an evening reception back in the Lady Elizabeth Wing. Hayley tells us:

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Saving Holkham's Farmland Birds

Posted: May 16th 2019

by Andy Bloomfield, NNR Warden

In recent weeks we have been mapping the territories of Yellowhammers, Whitethroats, Linnets and Skylarks on the Estate’s farmland and also finding the nests of vulnerable ground nesting birds too. These have included Lapwings and Oystercatchers, two species that also nest on the coast (grazing marshes for the former and beaches and marshes for the latter) and are in steep decline.

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