The Holkham Estate comprises 25,000 acres in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on the beautiful North Norfolk coast. At its centre, Holkham Hall is the family home of the Earl and Countess of Leicester and one of the ten Treasure Houses of Great Britain, with its grand interiors and remarkable art collections.
The Hall itself is only a small part of the visitor attraction. Holkham’s visitor and leisure businesses generate over half of the Estate’s income, a reflection of the amazing opportunities presented by the remarkable beauty of Holkham Park, two of the UK’s very best beaches and the largest privately managed National Nature Reserve in England.
The Estate has the resources and the ambition to see continued investment into its visitor and leisure facilities and its education, entertainment and events programmes. Holkham is a major regional employer with a team of over 250 which rises by a further 100 in the summer tourism peak season. In the last 12 months Holkham has been awarded one of only 14 Gold Awards in VisitEngland’s Visitor Attraction scheme, 5-star awards for its holiday park and Estate inn, as well as Best Large Visitor Attraction in Norfolk and Suffolk, the top award for Customer Care in Norfolk, and finalist for Best Employer.
Holkham is regarded as one of the most innovative and diversified rural estates in the UK. Complementing the visitor and leisure businesses, Holkham has extensive farming operations, over 300 let properties (residential, commercial, agricultural), house-building projects, renewable energy schemes, forestry, and a national profile for pioneering work in nature conservation.
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