Overview

Moated hall built mid C15 and purchased by Horatio, diplomat brother of Sir Robert Walpole, in C18. Extended in the 1860s by the 4th and 5th Earls of Orford, it remains a Walpole family home. Gardens feature roses, especially classic varieties, themed borders, ruined church, Victorian follies, wildflower meadow, birdhide and arboretum.

Light lunch or supper following morning and evening tours can be arranged directly with Mannington Hall. Ring 01263 584175 for more information.


Today
Today’s opening hours

24 May to 6 September.

Open Wednesdays to Fridays & Sundays.

11am to 5pm.

Opening
Opening

2020

24 May to 6 September

Open Wednesdays to Fridays & Sundays

11am to 5pm

Find Us
Find us

Located between Aylsham and Holt about 18 miles from Norwich, signposted from Saxthorpe B1149.

Sat Navs using the postcode NR11 7BB will often lead to the private entrance. Please use the public entrance. If you have come from the direction of Saxthorpe, the public entrance is reached prior to the private one.

  • Offers bike storage
Parking

Car park on site

  • Free for house & garden visitors, £2 for walkers

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free except for on charity days.

Gardens
Adult: £6
Concession: £5

House
From £7.00

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Access statement available
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Group Visits
Group Visits

Whether your group spends the whole day, or just an hour on the Estate, Lord and Lady Walpole hope you will have an enjoyable and memorable visit.
We suggest organisers discuss specific requirements with us before your visit. 

Visits are possible outside public opening season and times. In order to obtain your party rate, each group that you bring should book at least 2 weeks in advance, paying for a minimum of 15 people.

Please contact us to book:

01263 584175

admin@walpoleestate.co.uk

Please check the website for further information, admission times and details for our special events

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Forthcoming Tours

16 Sep 2020
2PM - 4PM | £18.00

2 Oct 2020
5PM - 7PM | £18.00

11 Dec 2020
10AM - 12PM | £18.00

Tour Overview

Tour duration

2 hours

Tour Prices

£18.00 per person.

Refreshments

Morning tours: coffee and biscuits; afternoon tours: tea and cake; evening tours: drinks and canapes

Access NOTES

The gardens are reasonably accessible for wheelchairs and have adapted lavatories, but there is only ground floor access to the house (although this makes up the majority of the tour) with a shallow step into the front door. Tearoom accessible.

Weddings

Mannington Gardens provide superb surroundings with many different combinations possible for your celebration.

There is ample room for larger marquees on the lawns opposite the Hall and tearoom.

For smaller parties use of the tearoom and alternative sites for small marquees/party tents can be arranged.

Beautiful opportunities for photographs around the Hall and grounds.

Receptions can be held on most days but not on garden public open days.

Facilities

  • Suppliers list
  • Accessible parking
  • Wedding planner
  • In-house catering
  • Guest parking

Accommodation

In the beautiful grounds of Mannington Hall you'll find Amber's Bell Tents! We are small, friendly family campsites...perfect for a quiet getaway or family break.

Amber's Bell Tent Camping aims to take the hassle out of camping by supplying everything you need for a relaxing stylish comfortable glamping experience, thus avoiding the never ending  packing before your trip, and the dreaded unpacking at the end,  leaving you more time to relax!

Relax in style in your cosy bell tent and explore the woods and wetlands of Mannington's grounds.

On site at Mannington Hall there is access to 4 showers, 6 toilets and an honesty shop in case you run out of fire wood or candles. There’s also a pizza oven and wood fired sauna!

We also have a cottage to rent.


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

We offer corporate hire and have a flexible area with hall and tea rooms.

Facilities

  • Projector and screen
  • Refreshments
  • Accessible toilets
  • Plentiful parking
  • Lunch

Today
Today’s opening hours

24 May to 6 September.

Open Wednesdays to Fridays & Sundays.

11am to 5pm.

Opening
Opening

2020

24 May to 6 September

Open Wednesdays to Fridays & Sundays

11am to 5pm

Find Us
Find us

Located between Aylsham and Holt about 18 miles from Norwich, signposted from Saxthorpe B1149.

Sat Navs using the postcode NR11 7BB will often lead to the private entrance. Please use the public entrance. If you have come from the direction of Saxthorpe, the public entrance is reached prior to the private one.

  • Offers bike storage
Parking

Car park on site

  • Free for house & garden visitors, £2 for walkers

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free except for on charity days.

Gardens
Adult: £6
Concession: £5

House
From £7.00

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Access statement available
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Group Visits
Group Visits

Whether your group spends the whole day, or just an hour on the Estate, Lord and Lady Walpole hope you will have an enjoyable and memorable visit.
We suggest organisers discuss specific requirements with us before your visit. 

Visits are possible outside public opening season and times. In order to obtain your party rate, each group that you bring should book at least 2 weeks in advance, paying for a minimum of 15 people.

Please contact us to book:

01263 584175

admin@walpoleestate.co.uk

Other opening


Mannington Hall's history and features

Mannington Hall boasts gothic windows and stunning motif chimneys. The facade of the hall is made from snapped local flints and two turrets stand proud on the South side of the building. The Hall was built in 15th Century, and was purchased by the first Lord Walpole in the 18th Century. It is still the Walpole family's home today.

The gardens around the medieval moated manor feature a wide variety of plants, trees and shrubs in different settings. Throughout the gardens are many roses, especially classic varieties. In the Heritage and Modern Rose Gardens are roses in designs reflecting their date and origin. On the South Lawn is a classic temple and the Sensory Garden with water feature and plants selected for touch, sound and taste, scent and colour.

Read more about Mannington Hall and Gardens.