Blakeney Guildhall

Free Entry

Exterior can be viewed at any time during daylight hours


Back Lane, Blakeney, Norfolk, NR25 7ND (access via path on east side junction between Back Lane and High Street)

Before You Go

The remains of the house of a prosperous Blakeney merchant, with a fine 15th century brick-vaulted undercroft.

Later the guildhall of Blakeney’s guild of fish merchants.

Read more about the history of the guildhall.

Managed by Seagulls and Samphire Art and Craft Centre.

Before You Go

Parking: There is limited on-street parking in High Street. There is a pay and display car park opposite the pedestrian access path to the Guildhall off The Quay which is not managed by English Heritage.

Access: Not currently open but there are some steps down into the Guildhall's undercroft so this area is not accessible to wheelchairs users.

Opening times: The Guildhall exterior can be viewed during any reasonable daylight hours. The interior is currently closed but it can be viewed through a grille in the door.

Facilities: There are no facilities on site but it is in the centre of Blakeney village so there are shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs very close. The nearest public toilets are opposite the car park across The Quay from the site.

Dogs: Assistance dogs only in the guildhall interior. 

Drone flying: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions. Please see our drone filming guidelines for more details, or email our Filming team.

Plan a Great Day Out

Why not visit the delightful village of Castle Acre, 25 miles to the south west of the guildhall? It is a one of the finest surving examples of a Norman planned settlement in the country and has an extraordinary wealth of history to delve into. The village is dominated by the monumental ruins of two of the three sites in our care there - the atmospheric Cluniac Priory and the impressive motte-and-bailey Castle and its extensive earthworks. The third site is the Bailey Gate - the surviving north gate of medieval fortifications, under which the road through the village passes