Our aim at Holkham is to ensure that the attractions, facilities and the wider estate are managed and enhanced to the highest standards to accommodate all accessibility needs where possible. With a number of great visitor attractions on offer at Holkham you will find something for everyone. Please get in touch if you require any further information about specific access or need advice on planning your visit.
At a Glance
- We have a hearing loop in parts of the Field to Fork Experience.
- Glass doors and full-height windows in the gift shop have contrast markings 5cm wide.
- Some parts of the venue have low lighting.
- We have a complimentary ticket policy for carers.
- There is an accessible toilet for disabled visitors.
- We have staff trained in First Aid.
- Dogs must to be kept on a lead at all times. Dogs are allowed in the ticket office, Field to Fork Experience, gift shop, in the seating areas of the café and the walled garden. Assistance dogs are welcome in the hall.
- There is limited mobile phone coverage. Wifi is available in the courtyard café. There is no public telephone.
- The attractions are surrounded by extensive parkland with a herd of Fallow deer.
• By car, motorcycle or small commercial vehicle: The main entrance is via the north gates which is off the Wells-next-the-Sea to Hunstanton road (A149) following brown tourist signs. Please use the postcode NR23 1RH for SatNav. The gates are open every day from 25th March – 31st October 2018, 9am-5pm. The gates will be open every day 10am-4pm from 1st November – 21st December 2018. Holkham park is open to pedestrians only from 22nd December to the start of the 2019 visitor season, excluding Christmas day.
• By coach: Due to height and width restrictions at the north gates, coaches must use the south gates entrance following brown tourist signs indicating ‘Holkham Hall Coaches’. The route can be picked up on the B1105 Fakenham to Wells-next-the-Sea road. The south gates are automated and entry to the park is only available using a keypad code. Coaches and unscheduled HGVs should contact Holkham estate office for further information before visiting.
• Cattle grids are at all entrances to the deer park, with pedestrian gates to the side. Gates must be kept closed. There is a 20mph speed restriction through the deer park. Visitors should be aware of deer and other wildlife crossing. There are two speed calming ramps to the north of the hall close to the car and coach parking areas.
• Directional signage in Holkham park is dark green with white lettering. Signage directs visitors to the main car park.
• Pedestrian and cycle access is via the walk-in gates at the north, east, south and west entrances from 7am-7pm. On Tuesdays and Thursdays from September to March, due to estate management reasons, entry is often only available after 10am. Holkham is reached on foot following the Norfolk Coast Path and the National • •Cycle Route no.1 runs through Holkham park. Cycle hire is available from Norfolketc during the visitor season, days and times vary so it is essential to check the website before your visit.
• By bus: The local bus service runs from King’s Lynn, via Holkham, to Cromer. Please refer to http://www.traveline.info/ to check the bus operator and timetable. The bus stop in Holkham Village is one mile / 1.6 km from Holkham Hall.
• By train: Holkham is not easily reached by train and further transport is required; Sheringham station is 20 miles / 32.2 km away. You can catch the bus from Sheringham to Holkham. King’s Lynn is 25 miles / 40.2 km away and Norwich 35 miles / 56.3 km. King’s Lynn and Norwich have direct links to/from London.
• There is level access from the car park to the entrances of most of the visitor attractions. Although level, the routes cover ground such as gravel, tarmac, cobbled stones and grassland. These paths may be uneven underfoot.
• On arrival at the car park, a parking attendant will issue your parking ticket and will provide a welcome leaflet containing a map and useful information relevant to your visit.
• Visitors must park in the designated car park or on the grass as directed during peak season. There is no parking allowed elsewhere in the park.
• There is a parking charge for all motor vehicles of £3 per day which will be taken by the parking attendant on your arrival. The parking charge includes a redemption offer; from 25th March – 31st October 2018 the £3 charge can be redeemed on spending £12 or more in our gift shop. From 1st November – 21st December 2018 the £3 charge can be redeemed on spending £12 or more in the gift shop or courtyard café. The perforated voucher forms part of your two-part parking ticket and should be handed to the sales assistant prior to making a purchase.
• There is a level tarmac parking area for up to 6 coaches. Coaches bringing visiting groups are exempt from the daily parking charge.
• There is no charge for pedestrians or cyclists.
• Accessible parking bays on tarmac are located away from the main carpark, 20m from the coach parking area. There is one speed calming ramp en route.
• Visitors with access requirements visiting the hall can be dropped off outside. The driver will be asked to re-park in the accessible car parking area. There are two speed calming ramps en route to the hall.
• From the main car park, coach park and accessible parking bays, there is level access to the ticket office, courtyard café and gift shop and The Field to Fork Experience via a tarmac path and gravel. The courtyard is cobbled and may be uneven underfoot.
• There is level access to reach the hall, via a tarmac path, however, there are stone steps to gain entry into the hall or there is a permanent access ramp.
• The ticket office is your main point of contact during your visit to Holkham, open from 10am-5pm. Please purchase your tickets here before making your way to the attractions.
• The ticket office is on the main approach from the car park via a tarmac path and then gravel.
• There is a wooden ramp at the main door. The door is 108cm wide. There is a second internal door which opens inwards, this door is 82cm wide.
• There are three till points inside at a counter which is 110cm high and 4m long. There are low sections at either end of the counter.
• Exit from the ticket office is via a single door which opens inwards. It has a width of 108cm and a step down of 15cm.
• There is a complimentary ticket policy for carers. (One complimentary ticket per registered disabled visitor).
• There is a buggy service for visitors to get to and from the main visitor attractions and walled garden.