Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, is the much-loved country retreat of the British Royal Family and has been the private home to generations of Monarchs since 1862.
In an area of outstanding natural beauty nestled in 20,000 acres, Sandringham House and Gardens were the setting for the very first televised Christmas Day speech broadcast in 1957, recorded by Queen Elizabeth II.
Built in 1870 by The Prince and Princess of Wales, who later became King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, Sandringham House contains family portraits by leading contemporary court painters such as: Heinrich von Angeli, Sir Luke Fildes, Franz Winterhalter and Edward Hughes.
The Gardens, opened by King Edward VII in 1908 house landscaped rockwork by James Pulham and trees of all ages including an oak tree planted by Queen Victoria, a Giant Red Wood tree planted by Princess Christian of Denmark and the oldest tree in the Garden, a Veteran Oak - said to be over 8oo years old.
Queen Elizabeth II opened the House itself to the public in her Silver Jubilee year in 1977 and continued to spend time at Sandringham with members of the British Royal Family, up until her death in September 2022.
Heritage Live is honoured to hold the exclusive contract for staging concerts within the grounds of this beautiful Royal Estate.
King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE35 6EN