Mannington Hall was built in the 15th-century. The house was purchased by Horatio, first Lord Walpole, in the 18th-century and was altered and extended in the mid 19th-century by the 4th Earl of Orford.
Mannington remains the Walpole family home. The gardens are open to the public during the summer and the house is viewable by appointment. The gardens feature Heritage Roses, a wildflower meadow, bird hide and over 30 years of wild life conservation.
15 April, 13 May and Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 27 May to 31 August, 11am to 5pm.
Located between Aylsham and Holt about 18 miles from Norwich, signposted from Saxthorpe B1149.
- Offers bike storage
Car park on site
- Free for house & garden visitors, £2 for walkers
Historic Houses members visit for free except for on charity days.
- Accessible parking
- Accessible toilets
- Access statement available
- Guide dogs welcome
- Wheelchair ramps/routes
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:
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.
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.
We offer corporate hire and have a flexible area with hall and tea rooms.