Gardens & Park

The Walled Garden

Winner of the Christie's and HHA ‘Garden of the Year Award’, the 5 acre walled garden has become one of Houghton’s most popular attractions Read more

Houghton Sculpture Garden

In recent years, Lord Cholmondeley has built up an impressive collection of contemporary sculptures by world renowned artists, which are displayed in the gardens and grounds at Houghton. Read more

St Martin's Church

The medieval church dates from 13th Century and has been enlarged and restored over the centuries, most notably by Sir Robert Walpole, who rebuilt the tower as a memorial to his grandfather Sir Jeffry Burwell in about 1730. Read more

The Stables

The stables, which are faced in the local Carr stone from Snettisham, are in fact the second set built by Sir Robert Walpole at Houghton and were erected between 1733 and 1735. The first set had blocked the southerly views from the Hall and were therefore demolished. Read more

The Soldier Museum

The Soldier Museum is the largest private collection of model soldiers in the world. It was started by the 6th Marquess of Cholmondeley as a school boy, and he continued collecting throughout his life, often commissioning whole scenes to his specification. Read more