Houghton Hall Summary
- Address: King's Lynn, PE31 6UE (Map)
- Tel: +44 (0)1485 528569
- Fax: +44 (0)1485 528167
- Owner: The Marquess of Cholmondeley
- Administrator: Susan Cleaver
- E-mail: Click here to contact
Houghton Hall Description
Begun in 1721, the architects of this great Palladian mansion were James Gibbs and Colen Campbell. The interior was designed and furnished in lavish style by William Kent, to display the fantastic collection of pictures, sculptures, china, tapestries and other furnishings, which Sir Robert Walpole collected during his parliamentary career. Houghton Hall also reflects the brilliant and flamboyant character of one of England's most the brilliant politicians of the 18th century.
Your Reviews of Houghton Hall
Anne Bradley (26 August 2008)
I visited the place yesterday, and had a very enjoyable time. The gardens and museum had a lot of interesting displays, and the house was beautifully presented. The guides were particularly helpful, and were able to give us details of the items in the rooms. The soldier museum was very pleasing, and the information leaflet was of great value in understanding the scenes. Altogether, a place I would recommend for a visit by a family, or adults seeking a stately home experience.
Additional Info for Houghton Hall
- Dogs allowed
- Disabled Access
- Meals Available
- Car Parking
- Historic Houses Association
Credit Cards Accepted
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