Overview

Elsing Hall is a grade 1 listed moated medieval manor house dating from about 1470.

It is built on the site of a much earlier fortified house and remains of the old fortifications including curtain wall, corner tower and gate house are still visible to this day. The complete moat is still fully intact and provides an exceptional natural setting for the extensive gardens that are open by appointment to the public.

The gardens include a large collection of old English roses, marginal planting around the moat, a formal yew garden, a gingko avenue, small park including a pinetum, viewing mound and terrace beds. The house was home to Sir Hugh de Hastings, a veteran of the Battle of Crecy.


Opening
Opening
Appointment

We offer a garden tour including introductory talk, map and tea for a minimum group size of 20 people. 

Please see groups section for more information.

Find Us
Find us

The property is about 5 miles from Dereham in the heart of Norfolk just outside the village of Elsing.

The house can be approached from the A47 (North Tuddenham exit) or the A1067 (Bawdeswell garden centre exit).

The nearest train stations are Norwich (30 minute taxi) or Downham Market (45 minute taxi). 

 

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Taxi

Enterprise Private Hire Tel 01603 868788

Admission
Admission

£220 per group or £11 per head, whichever is higher.

Groups of less than 20 people can be arranged but the minimum rate of £220 applies. 

 

Group Visits
Group Visits

The garden is open to groups of 20 or more people by prior arrangement. 

Visits start with a brief introductory talk giving the history of the house and gardens and then groups are free to roam around the gardens at their leisure and discover the many little secrets in store. There is plenty of car and coach parking. 

Tea, coffee and cake is also available to groups. 

Rates for group visits (including tea/coffee/cookies) in 2018 are £220 per group or £11 per head, whichever is higher. Groups of less than 20 people can be arranged but the minimum rate of £220 applies. 

For garden tour bookings please contact Patrick Lines on 01362 637 866 or email patrick.lines@gmail.com


A word from the owner

Elsing Hall Gardens is a very special place and it would be our pleasure to welcome you for a visit.

Things to See

Filming Opportunities

We welcome requests for filming. 

Elsing Hall is a fully moated medieval manor house set in extensive gardens and a small park.