Sandringham is the Norfolk retreat for HM The Queen and has been the Norfolk home for royalty since the 1800's. The Royal Sandringham Estate is actually open to public visitors for free all year round. The estate grounds cover a vast area with gardens and plenty of space to enjoy the natural beauty of the land. You have to visit Sandringham to really appreciate the amount of care and time that went into cultivating the gorgeous gardens and maintaining this location. If you are planning to visit Sandringham House set aside a full day to really enjoy all Sandringham has to offer and explore the various parts of the estate. Even then, you will not be able to fully explore Sandringham in a single day and we are sure you will want come back for more visits to this outstanding Norfolk attraction.
There are numerous activities available to visitors to Sandringham. You can choose to stroll about in the magnificent gardens set in over 60 acres surrounding the estate. Or if you wish to explore the Sandringham Country Park you have over 600 acres of stunning parkland available for you to enjoy.
Gardens and Parkland - The gardens and parkland are characterized by sweeping glades, stunning rockeries, gorgeous specimen trees and plants that truly make the gardens a sight to behold all year round. You can enjoy the private section of Broad that runs through Sandringham, take a river walk, or enjoy the Lime avenues of the North Garden.
Sandringham Estate Church - Another great sight at the estate is the magnificent St Mary Magdalene Church , where the royal family and Sandringham House staff have worshipped throughout the ages.
Sandringham Royal Museum - Sandringham Museum is filled with various objects collected by royalty through the ages, including state gifts presented to the Queen various trophies and vehicles such as a Merryweather fire engine.
Visitors Centre - Of course, you simply cannot leave Sandringham without viewing the delights of the Visitors Centre, designed to cater for Sandringhams visitors throughout the year (including air conditioning for the warmer months). The Visitors Centre offers souvenir gift shop, restaurant and plant sales nursery as well as being the base for tractor and other rides around the estate.
Ample car parking, including coach park facilities are available for visitors to the Estate near the Visitors Centre.
Sandringham House - Within Sandringham House itself the lower floor is open to the public, allowing visitors to view the estate rooms that are often frequented by members of the Royal family still to this day. Giving visitors a chance to admire the various artefacts displayed such as Royal family portraits and the famous Sandringham armoury collection.
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