Houghton Hall & Gardens

Attractions in Kings Lynn

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Houghton Hall & Gardens

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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 deer. There is an award-winning 5-acre Walled Garden. The Stables contain a range of original wooden stalls, with a tack and harness room. There is a fully licensed café, Gift Shop, Soldier Museum and Norfolk-By-Design Pop Up shop selling local Norfolk artworks. An impressive collection of contemporary sculptures by world-renowned artists are displayed in the gardens and grounds including pieces by James Turrell, Richard Long, Stephen Cox, Zhan Wang, Anya Gallaccio, Stephen Cox, Jeppe Hein, Rachel Whiteread and Phillip King. Running until 26th October 2017 is a special exhibition EARTH SKY by the highly acclaimed British Sculptor and Turner Prize Winner, Richard Long. Visit www.houghtonhall.com for more information.

Review

This Top 100 Gardens in Britain book isn’t just a book about some of the prettiest gardens throughout the United Kingdom, it is also celebrating parklands and at Houghton, they seem to have it all. Let me start by introducing you to Houghton’s Walled and sculpture gardens together with the ingenious ‘Waterflame’ which truly is a one off. Acres of pure gardening heaven awaits you and wether you know a lot about gardening or not, I expect you won’t want to leave, such is the great atmosphere here at Houghton. Lord Cholmondeley has built up a great collection of modern artworks, which just adds to the unique experience a visit here will bring you. Last but no means least is the parkland here at Houghton and if you love walking, you’ll absolutely love the parkland and sculpture trail. I think in short, a visit to Houghton Hall gardens and parkland is all about discovery and exploration and I think that once visited, never forgotten.

- Top 100 Review
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Houghton Hall , Houghton,
Kings Lynn, Norfolk , PE31 6UE

01485 528569

https://www.houghtonhall.com

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The Black Lion Hotel

This AA 3* hotel is stunning and incredibly rich in history. With some parts of the building dating back to the 15th Century, it is nestled in one of the most picture perfect villages of Norfolk. Claire and Gregory are fantastic hosts. They go above and beyond to make sure that all visitors have a wonderful time. The rooms are all very spacious and have been individually designed for the utmost comfort of guests. The beds are so comfortable. There are some great complimentary toiletries too! Feeling hungry? Using the best of locally sourced ingredients, there is a range of tasty options for you to choose from. Adored by locals, the Sunday menu is always a big hit. The daily menu boasts some fantastic British dishes and there is also a characterful bar serving a great selection of drinks. They even have a bespoke tailored package for anyone wishing to organise a private function.

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The Brisley Bell

This pub has such a wonderful atmosphere. The owners, Ameliaand Marcus, go above and beyond to make sure all visitors have a memorable experience.

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The Kings Head-Bawburgh

This B&B is incredible in so many ways. From the moment you walk in, this family run venue has such a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

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Wild Meadow Glamping - Raynham Estate

Are you ready for an exciting Glamping retreat like no other? Take in the tranquility of your surroundings and enjoy staying in a stylish luxury Yurt.

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The Oaks Glamping

This haven of tranquility is ideally located in one of the most picture perfect areas of Norfolk. Nature lovers absolutely love staying here.

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The Black Lion Hotel

This AA 3* hotel is stunning and incredibly rich in history. With some parts of the building dating back to the 15th Century, it is nestled in one of the most picture perfect villages of Norfolk. Claire and Gregory are fantastic hosts. They go above and beyond to make sure that all visitors have a wonderful time. The rooms are all very spacious and have been individually designed for the utmost comfort of guests. The beds are so comfortable. There are some great complimentary toiletries too! Feeling hungry? Using the best of locally sourced ingredients, there is a range of tasty options for you to choose from. Adored by locals, the Sunday menu is always a big hit. The daily menu boasts some fantastic British dishes and there is also a characterful bar serving a great selection of drinks. They even have a bespoke tailored package for anyone wishing to organise a private function.