Last weekend our boarders took advantage of the miserable weather to explore Blickling Hall in North Norfolk. Once in the ownership of the famous Boleyn family, this magnificent early seventeenth-century stately home provided plenty to interest the girls. They were suitably impressed by the artwork on the walls and expressed a sudden desire to wear the big dresses of the 17th Century and have silver service at supper each night! Thankfully this wore off when they were told they would also have to do the washing up afterwards.
The staff at Blickling were kind enough to open up some of the secret doors and cupboards so the girls could see the “real” Blickling. The weather cleared up enough to head outside and smell the famous hyacinth borders before making a beeline for the shop.