Raveningham Hall & Gardens

The Bacon family seat with a garden the devoted work of Priscilla, Lady Bacon.

Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 6NS

Raveningham Hall and Gardens in Norfolk

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  • Accessible parking
  • Cafe / restaurant
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  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Pet friendly
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Raveningham Hall is the Grade II* listed home of Sir Nicholas Bacon Bt OBE DL and his family. The Bacons have been at Raveningham since 1735, today the site comprises 10 acres of gardens and a 5,500 acre rural estate.

Raveningham Gardens, like many others is the work of one person – Sir Nicholas’s mother, Priscilla Bacon. She lived here for 50 years and in that time greatly enlarged the garden, creating magnificent herbaceous borders.

Sir Nicholas and Lady Bacon have since created a lake to celebrate the millennium, an arboretum and a stumpery. The superb walled kitchen garden with a restored Boulton and Paul glasshouse, supplies fruit and vegetables for the Hall as it did in its Victorian heyday.

There is also a Time Garden based on Sir Francis Bacon’s ‘Essay of Gardens’, a rose garden and a herb garden. Sculptures by Lady Bacon are placed in and around the garden.

Throughout the year the parkland setting provides a glorious backdrop to the Hall and the main garden. We also have a newly refurbished tea room offering light refreshments.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Gardens only. Please see our website – for up to date opening times.



Gardens only.

Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adult: £7

Concessions: £6

Under 16: Free

Group Visits

Pre booked group visits welcome on weekdays throughout the main season.

Educational Visits

We offer visits for primary and secondary schools.

Please apply to the Estate Office for details:

01508 548480

for the latest information.
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

Getting here

Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 6NS

Located 15 miles south of Norwich off the B1136.

Take the train to Norwich or Lowestoft then bus to Hales, followed by a walk of approximately 1.6 miles.

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