Houghton Hall & Gardens

Historic Palladian mansion in North Norfolk

Built for Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, in the 1720s, Houghton Hall is now home to the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley – a descendant of Sir Robert Walpole – and his family. The Hall is set in extensive parkland, with its famous white fallow deer, an award-winning Walled Garden, Model Soldier Museum (the largest private collection of model soldiers in the world), Cafe and Gift Shop.

An impressive permanent collection of contemporary sculptures is displayed in the grounds, and there are often seasonal exhibitions by leading artists and sculptors which are well worth a visit.

Houghton Hall and Walled Gardens are currently closed and will reopen in the spring. View opening information here.