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King's Lynn, Norfolk Coast

Details for Sandringham

The Sandringham estate is of course the country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen and is rich in royal history. The Sandringham Visitor Centre is open to the public and offers visitor information/products, a restaurant and tea room.

Sandringham is the much-loved country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen, and has been the private home of four generations of British monarchs since 1862. The house, set in 24 hectares of stunning gardens, is perhaps the most famous stately home in Norfolk and is at the heart of the 8,000-hectare Sandringham Estate, 240 hectares of which make up the woodland and heath of the Country Park, open to the public free of charge every day of the year.

Managing Sandringham Estate:

Sandringham Estate is The Queen's private estate and The Duke of Edinburgh took on overall responsibility for its management at the start of Her Majesty's reign in 1952. One of His Royal Highness's principles has been to maintain the estate for future generations, so conservation has always been an important part of the Estate's management practices. Over five thousand trees and several miles of hedges are planted each year, ten wetland areas have been created, sympathetic farming practices encourage many different species of wildlife, and food waste, glass, metals, plastic, cardboard and paper are all recycled.

Over 200 people gain their living from the Estate, including farmers, foresters, gamekeepers and gardeners, as well as in the visitor business and at the sawmill and the apple juice pressing plant. More information about some of these departments can be found on the pages to the left.

In addition to the activities of the Estate itself, tenants of...


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King's Lynn
PE35 6EN
01485 545400

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