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A wonderful House

Definitely one of the better houses to visit, also a lot quieter- no rabble because it's not... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hooray H
London, United Kingdom
Lovely family day out

Lovely day here with the family. Beautiful house with very knowledgeable staff and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Holly M
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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
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Bircham Road | King’s Lynn, Houghton PE31 6TY, England
+44 1485 528569
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely one of the better houses to visit, also a lot quieter- no rabble because it's not NT. The house is in great condition & there very informative guides in each room that politely explain the main features. It's a shame that gambling debts meant...More

Thank Hooray H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely day here with the family. Beautiful house with very knowledgeable staff and beautiful grounds to explore. We have been here 2 years running and enjoyed both visits

1  Thank Holly M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely beautiful privately owned hall that belonged to Robert Walpole, 1st prime minister of England. It is only open a few days of the week so spend some time looking around the house and walking in the gardens. At the moment there are some Damien...More

Thank Duncan60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An inspiring, interesting location. The gardens are outstanding, the house is most interesting. Lovely walks in the grounds.

Thank Irthlingborough43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

HOUGHTON Hall and the gardens are glorious. Well worth a visit. Just the building alone is a fine example, adding the furniture and the permanent garden art makes it a must visit. Damien Guest's marketing genius becomes obvious when you compare his Sculptures with the...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This estate has much of historical interest. It was the home of Britain’s first prime minister. However, much of its current claim to fame is the impressive display of paintings and especially sculptures. The extensive grounds include many spectacular pieces on permanent exhibition amid lovely...More

Thank dhongkong
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We squeezed this into an afternoon arriving at 3.00pm. Mistake - the tapestries are amazing apparently because the hall was shut for 150-yrs so there is much less fading. It's a house of its time with heavy plaster work on every ceiling, unusual fireplaces; otherwise...More

1  Thank Ann R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This house was recommended to us. If you like plants and gardens then this is well suited to you. Unfortunately we turned up on a very hot day so it wasn't very appealing to walk a lot in the grounds, and with months of hot,...More

3  Thank 16susan50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Houghton Hall is a delight. We had wanted to visit for many years but never managed to be passing when it was open. At last, this Thursday was our lucky day. It was a wonderful afternoon all around. Another reviewer mentions the staff and it...More

1  Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In Norfolk for a short time and we thought we should visit Houghton as we have missed it on previous visits. On the web it looks to be “grand” and rather dark so we were not expecting to spend a lot of time there. In...More

1  Thank Ken B
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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
Kathleen S
10 May 2017|
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.
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