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“Well I'm shocked to read the last two reviews as I thought Oxburgh Hall was stunning.”
Review of Oxburgh Hall

Oxburgh Hall
Ranked #3 of 59 things to do in King's Lynn
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

I have wanted to explore Oxburgh Hall for years and at last the day arrived! It was a lovely bright morning, although cold. We were greeted on the bridge by a very well informed guide who gave us a short overview of the hall and it's history and why not all the contents are original is because some of the hall was destroyed and the other parts have been added to during the Victorian era whilst the family have, and still do, live there. Each of the rooms that are open to the public have a very knowledgeable volunteer guide to answer any questions you might have and most of the rooms do in fact have artefacts appropriate for the building's history. I was fascinated with all the layers of wall paper discovered from various era's and the priest hole was a great find. Also the more able were invited to a roof top view of the grounds which was very impressive. We went into the chapel which was a later addition to the estate after the original catholic chapel only yards from the Hall had been destroyed. We were fortunate enough to see the amazing triptych which will now be closed for the six weeks of lent. We also enjoyed a scone and cuppa served by very friendly staff before walking across the car park and viewing the spectacular terracotta screens that survived the destruction of the original chapel.

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Reviewed February 19, 2014

My comment covers Oxburgh Hall and other National Trust Properties regarding cafés and restaurants. Dreadfully greedy on meals and food. When we visit NT places now we take our own as we are fed up with being ripped off.

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Good for a day out and exploring local history in East Anglia and a very interesting building with a moat.

1  Thank Ray C
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

We live within about 20 miles of Oxburgh and visit 2-3 times a year. If you haven't been, don't miss it! The house is an interesting couple of hours. There are some fascinating contents including tapestries embroidered by Bess of Hardwick and Mary, Queen of Scots, unmissable to us. There are some lovely walks in the grounds and on the estate and god birdwatching too.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have visited Oxborough Hall a couple of times in recent years and both times the visit was very enjoyable. The thought of hiding in the 'Priest's Hole' is pretty claustrophobic though the offer to try it out was declined. Good weather makes an enjoyable visit even better.

Thank IanM2507
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