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In Norfolk for a short time and we thought we should visit Houghton as we have missed it on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ken B
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Great day out 😀

Lovely house and gardens. Enjoyed the sculptures and the Damien Hirst exhibition. Easy to park... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ampthill, England
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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 6TY, England
+44 1485 528569
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Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely house and gardens. Enjoyed the sculptures and the Damien Hirst exhibition. Easy to park, nice restaurant and great place for a family day out.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went specifically to see the Damien Hirst exhibition and enjoyed seeing the modern pictures in a historic setting. The downside - it was not a good environment to enjoy the historic building for its own splendour. We enjoyed the sculptures in the park, both...More

1  Thank Madalyn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to visit this magnificent estate on a superb weather day which enhanced the wonderful experience. Furthermore we only discovered Houghton Hall because of a pilgrimage to view Damien Hirst’s Colour and Space exhibition in the grounds as well as his paintings scattered...More

Thank jcvr0104
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing and interesting Hall to visit when in Norfolk, the history is fascinating and the tour well worth the time as the guides are very knowledgeable and informative. Some magnificent and contemporary Heads of Roman Emperors in the main Hall, it is...More

1  Thank josie d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see the Damien Hurst Exhibition and was blown away how right it was to replace old paintings with Damien Hurst ,it looked amazing, and the art work in the gardens were a joy. Best Staff ever so friendly and informative,my partner is an...More

2  Thank Marc S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy booking system. Not expensive. We had a very wonderful relaxing day. Perfect summer weather. Sculptures were great. Dotty pictures were indeed 'dotty' but I appreciate they are a visitor attraction. Knowledgeable guides in the Hall. Stable restaurant was very good (although they didn't seem...More

2  Thank JaneAiken
RoseCholmondeley, Owner at Houghton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jane Aiken - Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. So delighted to here you enjoyed your day at Houghton.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Houghton Hall for the Damien Hirst exhibition. The exhibition was brilliant to see as the art work is one of a kind but I didn't realise the hall and grounds were well worth the visit anyway! There was so much to do and...More

2  Thank Charlie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delightful visit to the hall and grounds on a lovely summers’ day. The extensive grounds were a pleasure to walk around: the grazing deer, the numerous trees, the beautiful walled gardens, the limed walks in front of the hall to the haha and the hedged...More

2  Thank Helen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much to see at Houghton Hall from the beautiful walled garden to the extensive parkland full of surprises to the aesthetic beauty of the rooms inside the hall itself. Plenty of wildlife to sit and enjoy from Red Kites to Speckled Wood...More

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September 3, 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
May 10, 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
December 30, 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