F for Felbrigg Hall (Fiolbrygga)

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Continuing with my urban theme through this challenge I would like to introduce you to Felbrigg Hall in North Norfolk. It is a delightful National Trust property with a beautiful walled garden where you can spend hours wandering around through the colourful plantings and the productive kitchen garden.

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The name ‘Felbrigg’ is a relic of the Danish invasions. ‘Fiolbrygga’ is ancient Scandinavian for a plank bridge.

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The Hall is a magnificent example of a country house and has a fine gothic style library and a magnificent collection of Grand Tour paintings.

F - Felbrigg garden

We were too late to go inside the hall as we spent all our time in the garden, where you will also find an octagonal working dovecote, dating back to the early 1750s.

The 1700 acre estate also provides several way-marked paths for you to enjoy a stroll through the fields and woodland and beside the Felbrigg Lake.

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Heyjude

I now live back in the UK, but spent several years travelling the world and then living in South Africa. I look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

20 thoughts on “F for Felbrigg Hall (Fiolbrygga)”

    1. The walled garden is one of the best I have seen, but the house and library look very interesting too and probably a good place to visit on a not so good day.

    1. I don’t recollect a bridge, but I didn’t walk down to the lake and there may be one there. I’ll have a search on Dina’s site and see if she has featured it, it’s not far from Cley so I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s been there.

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