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Beautiful House set in beautiful grounds. Lots of information about the family and the history of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bellacat2017
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Luton, United Kingdom
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Much better in every way to Sandringham itself. Stunning interiors and beautiful gardens. The on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
julieamawson64
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Deal, United Kingdom
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Houghton Hall in Norfolk was built in the 1720s for Britain's First Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. A beautiful example of Palladian architecture with interiors by William Kent. Currently, Houghton Hall is home to the 7th Marquess of...more
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Bircham Road | King’s Lynn, Houghton PE31 6UE, England
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+44 1485 528569
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful House set in beautiful grounds. Lots of information about the family and the history of the house. Gardens are very beautiful with lovely walks, places to sit and art installations. Well worth a visit

Thank bellacat2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much better in every way to Sandringham itself. Stunning interiors and beautiful gardens. The on site cafe was very good, from food to staff, can’t recommend highly enough. If you only visit one country house make it this one.

1  Thank julieamawson64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a marvellous place. The Hall has hardly been touched since it was built by Sir Robert Walpole (Britain's first Prime Minister) in the 1720s, and is now lovingly looked after and improved by his descendants. The decor and contents of the rooms are...More

1  Thank Jocura
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

This place is well worth a visit just for the gardens, they are stunning, as a volunteer gardener for NT I appreciate just how much work goes into keeping the gardens looking so good, well done to them. The house was really interesting and you...More

Thank Frankie030
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

I have visited a lot of halls/estates in Norfolk, but this one is head and shoulders above them all, gardens are stunning, the hall stuns you inside, on top of that it is a very reasonable price to enter and parking is free.

Thank richardcat24
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This is the second time we have visited the Hall over the years. Although it is beautiful, we were a little disappointed with just how much of it the public is actually allowed to view. However, we were pretty disgusted with the prices in the...More

1  Thank Halfpenny997
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Immaculately kept walled garden. Certainly one of the best kept and tidy gardens we have ever visited - quite an accomplishment after such a hot dry summer (2018). In fact the whole seven acres or so of land was lovely. Only minor disappointment was that...More

Thank IanLS L
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

A grand stately home and park that belonged to the first prime minister Robert Walpole and is still owned by his descendent. Unfortunately you can only see a handful of state rooms albeit magnificent state rooms. Also we were unfortunate to be there when there...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Design fashion taste commercial sense merge together at Houghton - one of the most splendid settings amongst all U.K. country side mansions - Lord Chomondeley has achieve the impossible by reinventing in modern way the spirit of the “hospitality” of his ancestors. The garden and...More

1  Thank Luca P
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Not always open so check Web site first. Wonderful walled gardens, pity we could not take the dog round with us, but can understand why with all the deer about, the gentleman on the gate showed us where to park in the shade which was...More

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DianeDisdle
3 September 2017|
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Response from RoseCholmondeley | Property representative |
Yes we have wheelchair access and disabled loos available. Please contact the Estate Office on Tel 01485 528569 should you have any further questions. Thank you
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Kathleen S
10 May 2017|
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Response from RoseCholmondeley | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately dogs, with the exception of assistance dogs are not allowed in the grounds or gardens at Houghton Hall. This is to avoid unnecessary disturbance to the deer.
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sally b
30 December 2016|
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Response from metquest | Reviewed this property |
Seeing deer is a bit unpredictable. I only had a glimpse of a massive herd leaving the place on a coach. I think it depends where they graze at the time. Otherwise you cannot walk or stop your car to enjoy taking the... More
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maureenandjohn w
16 May 2016|
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Response from Henry254 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't answer that, suggest you email them direct.
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HAPPYBUNNY968
24 July 2015|
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Response from Carole K | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the grounds of course but I do not know about the house. If you go onto the site there is a contact address and they will answer your question there.
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