Houghton Hall & Gardens
Attraction in Norfolk
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.