Sheringham Park is a really beautiful National Trust park just outside of Sheringham (obviously…). With my new National Trust membership, I’m trying to make the most of visiting these sorts of places and I find it hard to believe that I’ve never been to Sheringham Park before. It is so beautiful.
It was just after Halloween so dotted all around the park were spooky stories. Obvious part of some event as there were crossword questions below them. It’s amazing how flew of East Anglia’s spooky past I really know!
Sheringham Park is famous for its rhododendrons. They might not look like much in winter but in summer the low, green trees would be awash with colour. We did come across one still in flower not far from the visitor’s centre but it did look like the only one. Visit in spring or early summer for the main flowering season but you’ll probably be able to see some colour into early autumn too.
Me atop on of the many viewing platforms. It was cold.
Landscape formed by glaciers.
The house is privately owned and you’re not allowed to get close but it’s magnificent enough from a distance.
The view from The Gazebo. You have to climb the uneven steps of a hill before ascending a huge tower. I’m a little scared of heights but the view was well worth it.
In the centre-ish of this shot, you can see a little white structure. That’s the temple, which we will come to shortly.
Steps to the top. There’s 194 in total, including those that lead to this wooden beast.
The aforementioned temple. It was designed by Humphrey Repton (who designed the entire park) but wasn’t built until 160 years later to celebrate the 70th brithday of Thomas Upcher.
My walking partner and my ear muffs.
The view over the rolling land from the temple to the house.
The Bower is a great place to sit and relax. Perhaps have a picnic or let the kids hunt for minibeasts. There are loads of plants and wildlife around. I imagine it’s more exciting in the summer when it’s warm enough to sit around and stare at bug in the pond or hotel. During our chilly November visit, there were few bugs to be discovered.
This sunset wasn’t taken at Sheringham Park but on the way home via Cromer. It was too lovely not to share.
Upper Sheringham, NR26 8TL
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