Things to do in Sandringham, Norfolk
Sandringham is a small village in Norfolk situated about seven miles north of King's Lynn.Sandringham House, Museum and Gardens.
This lovely red brick house and gardens form a country retreat where the Queen chooses to spend the Christmas and Easter holidays with her family.
Sandringham House and Gardens are open to the public and visitors can wander informally through the ground floor rooms, decorated much as they were back in Edwardian times.
Close to the Sandringham Estate is the Royal Stud - the Queen is known to be a keen horsewoman and racehorse owner.
Park House, part of the Sandringham Estate, is where Lady Diana Spencer was born and brought up until her parents divorced when she was seven years old.
Present Day Sandringham
There is a restaurant in the village and several other country pubs in the nearby village of Dersingham just one mile away.
The 16th century Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene is regularly attended by members of the royal family and the Sandringham Estate staff.
It has exceptional interest with many memorials from Queen Victoria onwards.17th-century processional cross.
More historical artefacts in the carrstone church include a 9th-century Greek font, beautiful stained glass windows and a Spanish ceremonial cross from the 17th-century.
Things to Do in Sandringham
Visit the Sandringham Estate and Country Park and enjoy walking or cycling through the wooded area which supports a variety of native birds and wildlife.
The Queen regularly exercises her horse in the park and members of the royal family frequently walk their dogs, so who knows who you may see!
Sandringham Museum has some very interesting exhibits including vintage cars used by the royal family and the 1939 Merryweather fire engine which once served the estate.
The Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene is open for visitors from 1 April to 4 November, excluding days when it is in use by the royal family.
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