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Somerleyton HallAerial Maze

Somerleyton Hall & Gardens

Somerleyton Hall
Somerleyton
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR32 5QQ

Telephone:
01502 734901

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Features

  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Children Welcome
  • Family Friendly
  • Rare Plants
  • Tea Room

Description

Somerleyton Hall, originally a Jacobean manor house, was extensively redesigned for Sir Morton Peto in the 1840´s. This extravagant transformation turned the house into the fine Victorian Italianate mansion we see today. Our tour guides will unlock the secrets of the state rooms and the history of the families who have lived here since 1240.

The twelve acres of landscaped gardens boast one of the finest original yew hedge mazes, designed by William Nesfield and planted in 1846. There is a wealth of specimen trees, walled gardens, formal lawns, peach cases, Paxton glasshouses, flowerbeds and shrubberies to explore and a children´s garden trail.

The Wintergarden Tearooms serve home made light lunches and delicious cream teas and the gift shop is stocked with a very wide range of gifts and souvenirs.

Close by on the estate is the Duke´s Head Pub, renowned for its friendly atmosphere and excellent cuisine. Fritton Lake, the jewel in the estate crown, is another family attraction offering lakeside walks, boating, pony rides and an adventure playground.

OPENING TIMES 2014

HALL TOURS & GARDENS
Open from 10am – 5pm
1st April – 30th September – Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays & B.H. Mondays
16th July – 10th September – Open Tues, Weds, Thurs, Sundays & B.H. Mondays

ADMISSION PRICES 2014

HALL TOURS & GARDENS
Adults £9.95 – Over 60’s £8.95 – Children (5-16yrs) £4.95 – Children 1-4yrs free
Family Ticket (adults & 2 children) £25.00
Groups of 20+ £1.50 discount per person
Season Tickets – Adults £25 – Over 60’s £20 – Children £13
Private half day and evening visits please contact office

GARDENS, MAZE & TEAROOM ONLY
Adults £5.95 – Over 60’s £4.95 – Children (5-16yrs) £3.95 – Children 1-4yrs free
Groups of 20+ £1 discount per person

Visitors can buy a ´Garden Only´ ticket on any open day.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:

  • All areas of the Hall that are open to the public are accessible by wheelchair
  • Wheelchairs available on request
  • All areas of the gardens are accessible and grass areas can be used for moving around – paths can be a little difficult after heavy rain.
  • There are two disabled toilets at the top of gardens and also in the Winter Garden.

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