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.


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



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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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now 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. Those gardens are so gorgeous I would contemplate moving in to that dovecote!! I must do a post about them on my flower blog.

  1. Lovely place, Jude. Shall have to get there if I return to Norfolk one day… You’ve given me a nice little tour of the garden 🙂

  2. Another great place that I live near, but have never visited Jude. Looks great on a sunny day. (If we ever have another one…)
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    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.

    1. I didn’t know that! Lots of houses in Johannesburg (usually thatched roof) had lightning rods – there are a lot of electrical storms there.

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