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Tour Guide:Holkham Hall by Candlelight at Holkham Hall

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Tour Guide, Wed 1 - Mon 20 Dec 2021, £14-£28

Holkham Hall

Holkham Hall

Due to COVID-19, please check directly with the venue/accommodation provider for potential new visiting and booking procedures.


We will have decked the halls and lit the hundreds of candles in readiness for you to celebrate Christmas with us and tour the hall by candlelight. This is a truly magical opportunity to relish the magnificent state rooms adorned with opulent Christmas decorations and beautiful flickering candlelight. Lady Leicester, together with Christmas-connoisseur Catherine Zoll, spend the entire year designing the sets and themes for your enjoyment. Collaborating with renowned makers and artists including Claire Owen, Emma Thorburn, Alice King, FX-Live and Natalie Boon, you will be wowed by everything from frozen and jungle scenes to lavish jewelled decadence and a surprising canine masterpiece. In addition, we will be celebrating an alternative Christmas in the Old Kitchen with a handmade festive scene.

Our knowledgeable room stewards will take you on your tour, and share how the installations and unique decorations were created and divulge the inspiration behind each room setting.

We also invite you to enjoy a glass of bubbly and mince pie in the Courtyard Café before your tour. Our Gift Shop will be open for special decorations and those perfect presents for your loved ones.

Groups - we offer a special discount for pre-booked groups and can take bookings now. Please email or call 01328 713111 to find out.

The Details

Your Holkham By Candlelight Tour will last around 45 minutes. We suggest evening tours are suitable for ages 10 and over. A parking charge of £5 is payable in Holkham Park, redeemable against purchases of £20 or more in our gift shop.

Let’s Protect Each Other

Full risk assessments will be carried out as part of our Good to Go industry standard. For the latest update on our approach to COVID-19 guidance, please read our useful information page.

Cancellation Policy

If you book tickets and government restrictions mean that you are unable to visit, or we need to cancel the event, you will receive a full refund of the ticket price. Otherwise, please see our cancellation policy.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Children welcome

Level access to shop, café, walled garden, Holkham Stories Experience and hall's ground floor. A stair climbing machine gives access to the hall's first floor for most manually operated wheelchairs. Full access information is available on our website.

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 1 - Mon 20 Dec 2021 14:00 to 19:00 15:00 to 19:00
Wednesday 1st December, 2pm-7pm
Thursday 2nd December, 2pm-7pm
Sunday 5th December, 11am-7pm
Tuesday 7th December, 3pm-7pm
Wednesday 8th December, 3pm-5pm
Thursday 9th December, 3pm-7pm
Sunday 12th December, 11am-7pm
Tuesday 14th December, 3pm-7pm
Wednesday 15th December, 3pm-7pm
Thursday 16th December, 2pm-7pm
Monday 20th December, 2pm-7pm


£28 Adult, £14 Child (aged 0-16)

Includes a glass of bubbly, or a soft drink, and a mince pie


Holkham Hall


Holkham Estate,
Wells-next- the-Sea,
NR23 1AB


See location of Holkham Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TF 884428  Lat: 52.94948 Long: 0.80283


Holkham is two miles west of Wells-next-the-Sea on the main coast road, within easy reach of Norwich, King's Lynn, London and Cambridge.

Use NR23 1RH in your satnav.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 28 miles from King's Lynn station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Level access to shop, café, walled garden, Holkham Stories Experience and hall's ground floor. A stair climbing machine gives access to the hall's first floor for most manually operated wheelchairs. Full access information is available on our website.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
    • YesGravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesRamp