Getting to Holkham
(Satnav: NR23 1RH)
Holkham is two miles west of Wells-next-the-Sea on the main A149, within easy reach of Norwich on the A1067, King’s Lynn on the A148, and London and Cambridge from the M11 and the A10.
How to find us
Travelling by foot
We are approximately a 50 minute walk from Wells-next-the Sea, much of which is through Holkham Park. Pedestrian access is available every day except Christmas Day at the North, South, East and West Gates.
The nearest point on the Norfolk Coast Path is Holkham Gap, from where it’s about 1.5 miles (45 minutes) walk to Holkham Hall, via Holkham Village.
Travelling by bike
Holkham Park is on National Cycle Route 1 and is easily accessible from nearby towns and villages with bicycles able to enter Holkham Park via the North, South, East and West gates. Bicycle racks can be found in the Stables courtyard and at the Walled Garden. Visit our Good Journey page to plan your cycle.
Travelling by train
The nearest train stations are Cromer (25 miles) and Sheringham (19 miles) on the Bittern Line from Norwich. There are direct trains to Norwich from London and the Midlands as well as Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. King’s Lynn (27 miles) has direct trains from London via Cambridge and Ely. Connecting buses from all stations run to Holkham – see our Good Journey Page. Train times can be found at nationalrail.co.uk.
Travelling by bus
There is a frequent bus service to Holkham Village from King’s Lynn via Hunstanton, also from Fakenham via Wells. There is also a frequent service from Cromer via Sheringham to Wells-next-the-Sea, with onward connection to Holkham. The Hall is reached via Park Road, a beautiful walk of about one mile (allow 30 minutes). For bus times and walking route see our Good Journey page.
Travelling by car
Brown tourist signs indicate the route from Fakenham following the B1105 and A149 road from Wells-next-the-Sea. The main entrance for the public, cars and small coaches to Holkham Park, the Hall and other attractions, is via the north gates of the estate in Park Road. For satellite navigation, NR23 1RH will bring you to the almshouses at the north gates entrance to Holkham Park.
Due to height and width restrictions, Coach/ HGV access is via Holkham’s south gates.
On your approach to Holkham you will see brown tourist ‘Holkham Hall Coaches’ signs, please be aware that the many of these roads are minor, often narrow, country lanes. The south gates are 3m 48cm wide with no height restrictions.
Set your Satnav to NR23 1RU and proceed to the gates. Please enter the gate code if it has been provided to you or use the keypad to call reception. To reach coach parking, proceed along the south avenue through the park, passing the Obelisk, and the lake on your left, following the road until you reach the north side of the Hall and parking bays, where an attendant will be waiting to greet you.
Coach parking is free of charge and is approximately 100 yards from the Hall and within walking distance of the café, gift shop and attractions. If you are bringing a pre-booked group visit to Holkham and your party consists of 20 or more people, we are happy to issue the coach driver with a complimentary refreshment voucher to be used in the Courtyard Café during your visit, as well as free admission to the attractions.