Houghton Hall & Gardens

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About

One of the finest Palladian Houses in this country. Built in the 1720s, for Sir Robert Walpole, Britain's First Prime Minister. It is a showcase of the work of architects James Gibbs and Colen Campbell complemented by the richly ornamented interiors of William Kent and furnished to reflect Walpole's growing wealth and power. The Hall is currently the home of the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley, Walpole's descendent, and his family.
Situated in traditional parkland, Houghton is home to a spectacular herd of white fallow and other exotic deer.
Displayed in the grounds is an impressive collection of contemporary sculptures by world-renowned artists including works by James Turrell, Richard Long, Stephen Cox, Anya Gallaccio, Stephen Cox, Jeppe Hein, Rachel Whiteread, Phillip King and Henry Moore.
The award winning 5-acre Walled Garden includes a spectacular double-sided herbaceous border, a formal rose parterre, a Mediterranean garden, and a kitchen garden with arches and espaliers of apples and pears. There are also glasshouses, antique statues, fountains, Stephen Cox's Flask II, Jeppe Hein's Waterflame and Sir Richard Long's Houghton Cross.
The Stables contain a range of original wooden stalls and tack and harness room. There is a fully-licensed café, Gift Shop and a Soldier Museum, which holds The Cholmondeley Collection of Soldiers one of the largest private collections in the world, with 20,000 models displayed.


Model Soldier Museum

Palladian Mansion. Award-winning 5-acre Walled Garden, Model Soldier Museum, Contemporary Sculptures, Deer Park, Café & Gift shop, Picnic & Play Area.

Christie's Garden of the Year Award 2007 by Historic Houses Association.
Visit England - Quality Rose Marque. HHA Member, RHS Partner Garden, National Gardens Scheme Member.

Guide Prices

See website for entry prices: http://www.houghtonhall.com

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Helicopter landing

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road: Sat Nav postcode PE31 6TY
Houghton Hall is situated 13 miles East of King's Lynn/10 miles west of Fakenham - just off the A148 at New Houghton. Signed by brown signs off the A148. Follow signs through park gates to car park. A special area is designated for disabled parking near the house.
By Public Transport:
Nearest train station is King's Lynn.

The nearest railway station is King's Lynn, which is 13 miles away.

Houghton Hall & Gardens

Type:Historic House

Houghton, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6UE

Tel: 01485 528569

Awards

  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018
  • East of England Awards Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member 2016

Opening Times

* For opening times and ticket prices please visit www.houghtonhall.com

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