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HighField House

Come and enjoy three hundred years of history in a single day, Highfield House is one of Britain's finest old buildings, with attractive, well-kept gardens and good views of the beautiful North Norfolk coast.

Until recently, it was the home of members of the Highfield family. Now, however, this classic 18th-century hall is a living museum full of art and history, where many objects belonging to its past inhabitants can be seen and enjoyed by the public.

Highfield House really does have something for everyone. There are so many attractions, from the beautiful slate rooms to the peaceful picnic places by the lake. You can even have a trip on the water if the weather is suitable.

Enjoy a guided tour of the House, starting with the grandeur of the entrance, and carry on through the various rooms. (Visitors should note that some rooms may be closed for repairs.) The tour of the House ends in the old kitchen.

Highfield also has a large collection of objects which were once used on the farm, such as early planting and harvesting machines and steam engines. These can be seen in a separate building near the House.

You will also find many wonderful examples of the work of local painters for sale in the shop. And don't miss the beautiful Garden Centre on the site of what used to be the old 18th-century walled garden. The Centre has a good range of trees, shrubs and plants for sale and is open the whole year. (See below for House opening times.)

Visit the gift shop for really useful presents for all the family, and have a look in the art gallery at the collection of beautiful pictures belonging to the owners of Highfield House. Follow your visit with a delicious afternoon tea in the comfort of the tea room. Or, if you don't wish to be inside, why not bring your own picnic with you to have in the park, before walking beside the lake to see the many different kinds of birds there? What is more, in the summer, the clean sandy beaches make a perfect place for children to play.

Daily 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. from the beginning of June to the end of September (except Sundays and Mondays - 11.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.)

Last admission on any day 4.40 p.m.

Adults £5 Children £2.50
10% discount on tickets if over 20 people.

Plenty of free parking for cars. Good facilities for coaches.

1. Highfield House is near the seaside

2. The current inhabitants belong to the Hightield family

3. Things which used to be used in the House are part of the exhibition

4. It is sometimes possible to have a boat ride

5. Highfield House has an exhibition of old farming equipment.

6. The shop sells paintings by artists who work in the area

7. You can buy plants in what was formerly the walled garden

8. The tea room can supply picnics

9. The House is closed on Sundays in July.

10.  If you have between 10 and 20 people in your group, cheaper tickets are available.