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.
Our Gardens & Tea Room will usually be open 11am – 4pm on the following dates:
February: 1st February to 28th February Sunday to Friday – closed Saturdays.
March: 10th March 11am to 4pm for NGS.
April: 3rd April to 26th April open Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays & Sunday 21nd April & Monday 22rd April (Bank Holiday).
May: 1st May to 31st May open Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays & Sunday 5th & Monday 6th (Bank Holiday) & Sunday 26th and Monday 27th (Bank Holiday).
June: 5th June to 28th June open Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays.
July: 3rd July to 31st July – open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sundays.
August: 1st August to 30th August – open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sundays & Sunday 25th and Monday 26th (Bank Holiday).
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.
Car park on site
Historic Houses members visit for free.
Under 16: Free
- Accessible toilets
- Guide dogs welcome
- Accessible parking
We offer visits for primary and secondary schools.