Sandringham House Houses
Sandringham House and Country Park
Built in 1870 by the Prince and Princess of Wales, later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, Sandringham was once described as 'The most comfortable house in England'. It has been passed down as a private home through four generations of British monarchs and is now the country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
As early as 1928, King George V had created his own private museum of big game trophies in rooms attached to the stable block. Around the time of HM The Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977, the remaining stables, coach houses and old powerhouse were converted to house a varied and ever-growing collection of objects.
Pride of place goes to the vintage Royal motor vehicles ranging from the first motor car owned by a member of the British monarchy, a 1900 Daimler phaeton to the splendid 1939 Merryweather Fire Engine which was used by the Estate's own Fire Brigade.
It has subsequently been enlarged so that today nearly 243 hectares (600 acres) are available for visitors to enjoy.
There are two waymarked Nature Trails; one being 1 and the other 2 miles long. Also numerous paths in the woodlands to explore.
Set in the woodland of the Country Park, the Visitor Centre was developed to provide excellent facilities for visitors year round and the timber buildings are designed to blend into the landscape.
AddressSandringham House and Country Park, Sandringham, Norfolk, PE35 6EN
Opening times11am - 4.45pm
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