Tuesday 14 April 2015


Somerleyton Hall and Gardens in Suffolk

On a beautiful leafy estate on the border of Suffolk and Norfolk, lays the serene Somerleyton Hall and Gardens. I love exploring the UK and the impressive stately homes and historical buildings it has on offer on a Bank Holiday weekend and while I have been to many stunning and interesting heritage places in recent years, none was quite so splendid as our trip to Somerleyton over Easter.

As soon as we drove up to Somerleyton Hall and we noticed many cheeky pheasants running along the car, we knew we were in for a wonderful day of exploration and feeling close to nature. And for once the British weather co-operated as well, as it was a crisp and sunny day so it was a genuine pleasure to stroll through the beautiful gardens and take in the abundance of stunning blossoms, which added a pop of colour and the delicate smell of spring to our visit.

Other highlights included a tour of the very impressive stately home, which was narrated so wonderfully by Barbara and Christine; exploring the maze and getting completely lost; and having the opportunity to participate in the annual Easter Egg Hunt. We may have been two adults visiting the estate, but as we had forgotten to bring chocolates with us to celebrate Easter we were excited when even without children in tow were given a map for the fun hunt and claim our tasty prizes afterwards.

As a picture is worth more than a thousand words, here is a visual snapshot of the beauty hiding within Somerleyton Gardens (photography wasn't allowed within the hall), which will undoubtedly make you want to visit the gorgeous estate during your own next free weekend – and you definitely should.

Somerleyton Hall and Gardens. Address: Lovingland, Suffolk, NR32 5QQ. Phone: 0871 2224244. Email: info@somerleyton.co.uk.

Many thanks to the Visit Suffolk press office and the Somerleyton team for arranging our visit in exchange for an honest review.

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