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Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB

Palatial mansion at the centre of 25,000 acres of park and agricultural land.

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  • Free for members
  • Free parking
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
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  • Group Visits
  • Educational Visits
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Steeped in history, Holkham Hall on the north Norfolk coast has the perfect setting; surrounded by rolling parkland, rich in wildlife.

This magnificent 18th-century Palladian hall is home is to the Earls of Leicester and the family takes great pride in sharing the house and its treasures with visitors.

The state rooms offer superb collections of ancient statuary, original furniture, tapestries and paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Gaspar Poussin and Gainsborough.

Visit the Holkham Stories Experience and find out all about the estate’s 400-year past, living present and innovative future. Aimed at both adults and children alike, there’s plenty to keep you occupied. Dress up in a Holkham tweed jacket and bowler hat, let our ‘talking tools’ tell you what they were used for, sit back, relax and enjoy our ‘Holkham Year’ film. Learn how the very bricks used to build Holkham Hall were made here on the estate. Enjoy our interactive tabletop game as you learn all about how your food gets from the field to your fork!

Explore the children’s woodland adventure play area, hire bikes or a boat, and enjoy the colourful plantings and scents in the historic walled garden. Get your feet off the ground on our Ropes Course, and embark on a treetop adventure over wobbly crossings, swinging bridges, see saws and best of all zip wires to get you safely back on the ground.

Finish off your visit by treating yourself in our Courtyard Café, where we serve only the best, locally-sourced food and our gift shop, showcasing the work of local artisan suppliers.

Throughout the year we run a fantastic programme of events including outdoor theatre, open air cinema, tractor trailer tours, pond dipping, deer walks, specialist workshops, opera, nature reserve walks, talks and guided tours, special seasonal events during school holidays and a truly special Christmas season.

Please check the website for further information, admission times and details about special events.

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