Travellers from the North

Posted: January 11th 2019

by Andrew Bloomfield

The late autumn and early part of the winter has been mild and dry at Holkham which has consequently meant that numbers of wintering ducks on the marshes have been quite low. There has however been much interest from visiting birdwatchers due to three special species of songbird which have arrived on the reserve in recent weeks. They all have one thing very much in common; they all come from extremely cold breeding grounds in the northern extremities of the World. The most popular attraction for visitors and locals alike has been the appearance of a group of Shore Larks on the beach and developing saltmarsh between Holkham and Wells.

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Real Wedding: Nichola and Charles

Posted: January 04th 2019

Nichola and Charles Smith got married at Holkham on Saturday 4th August 2018. They chose Holkham as their wedding venue for sentimental reasons; Nichola grew up visiting North Norfolk and Holkham in particular so it was a special place for them from the start.

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A Holkham Holiday Gift Guide

Posted: December 03rd 2018

Forget the hustle, bustle and queues of the high street, and browse for that unique gift at Holkham. The shop is stocked full to the brim with exquisite tree and room decorations, as used to decorate Holkham Hall for the wonderful Candlelight Tours. There are scented candles, Christmas cards, jewellery, festive cooking utensils and cookie cutters, puddings, chutneys and festive tipples to choose from. You’re spoilt for choice!

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Phase One of the Walled Garden Development Project is Underway

Posted: November 16th 2018

Phase one of the Walled Garden Development Project is underway. Follow progress on our blog and on our Walled Garden Facebook page.

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Floristry Students Help Put HO HO HO into Holkham Hall

Posted: November 15th 2018

by John Nice, Easton and Otley College.

A group of floristry learners from Easton and Otley College have joined us in decorating Holkham Hall ahead of a series of festive events that will take place throughout December, including our Candlelight Tours of the hall. Read what they have to say about their time at Holkham.

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Far Eastern Travellers

Posted: November 07th 2018

by Andy Bloomfield

One species we truly associate with late autumn at Holkham is the Yellow-browed Warbler. It is a tiny species, barely 10cm long and weighing anything up to nine grams, slightly larger than our Goldcrest; Europe’s smallest bird. Miraculously for a bird so small it migrates here over a distance of over 3000 miles from nesting grounds in the Siberian taiga forests.

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Mooving to a New Home in Wells

Posted: November 07th 2018

Now that phase one of the conversion of the barns at Chalk Hill Farm, Warham, is complete, Holkham Farming Company need to find a new home for the Holkham herd of around 600 South Devon cross and 80 Belted Galloway cattle currently housed there. You may have seen or heard work going on to the south of Wells-next-the-Sea where two new cattle sheds are being constructed. Read on to find out more about the project.

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Where Have All the Red Deer Gone?

Posted: October 29th 2018

Visitors may have noticed that the Red Deer who have roamed Holkham deer park for over 10 years, are no longer to be seen. Lord Leicester explains the reasons behind the decision to sell the Holkham herd of Red Deer.

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